For those of you who were not present during the announcement of the annual Christmas party, please click on the event link for details!
For those of you who are participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, please be advised that these must be returned to the Union Hall by Thursday, December 8th, 2016. Please contact your steward, chief steward or the Union Hall if you need assistance.
If you have a high school senior that will be graduating in 2017, this information pertains to you. Please read the documentation from the following link to find out how you can apply for a one time grant of $1000.
The following are the AFL-CIO Austin Central Labor Council’s endorsements for the November 8, 2016 elections. We ask for you to consider and vote for these endorsed candidates. Early voting started October 24th.
Austin City Council:
District 2: Delia Garza
District 4: Greg Casar
District 6: Jimmy Flannigan
District 7: Leslie Pool
District 10: Alison Alter
Place 4: Sean Hassan
Place 5: No endorsement
Place 6: Nora de Hoyos Comstock
Place 9: Julie Ann Nitsch
District 2: Jayme Mathias
District 3: Ann Teich
District 7: Yasmine Wagner
District 8: David Quintanilla
County Commissioner 1:
County Commissioner 3:
District 2: Adan Ballesteroes
District 3: Stacy Suits
State Representative 49:
State Representative 47:
Prop 1 City of Austin Mobility Bond: FOR
Please attend the monthly meeting.
7:30pm at the CWA Union Hall this Thursday
In addition to the Bargaining Survey, this is the Bargaining Proposal.
Our contract expires on April 8th, 2017, which is about 10 months away. Your CWA representatives will be reaching out to you to deliver our bargaining survey. These sheets of paper will need to be completed by each of you and returned to your representatives by October 6, 2016. Please click on the link to see a printable copy of the Bargaining Survey.
Our Monthly Membership Meeting will be held at the CWA Union Hall.
Meeting will begin at 7:30pm
This month’s meeting will be held at the Austin AFL-CIO building located at 1106 Lavaca Street. Please click on the July Membership Meeting Location.
Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement – Press Release
Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after reaching a tentative agreement with the company. After 45 days of the largest strike in recent history, Verizon will add 1,300 new east coast call center jobs, and reverse several other outsourcing initiatives that will create new field technician jobs. The four-year proposed agreement provides 10.9% in raises, a $1250 signing bonus in the Mid-Atlantic and a $1000 signing bonus plus a $250 healthcare reimbursement account in the Northeast, $2800 minimum in profit sharing, pension increases, and a first contract for Verizon Wireless retail store employees in Brooklyn, NY and Everett, MA.