Membership Annual Christmas Party REMINDER

For those of you who were not present during the announcement of the annual Christmas party, please click on the event link for details!

Annual Christmas Party

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Angel Tree Bags due on December 8th!

Members,

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.

Thank you,

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2017 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program

Dear Members,

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.

Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship LINK

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AFL-CIO Austin Central Labor Council’s Endorsements

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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

ACC Board:
Place 4: Sean Hassan
Place 5: No endorsement
Place 6: Nora de Hoyos Comstock
Place 9: Julie Ann Nitsch

AISD Board:
District 2: Jayme Mathias
District 3: Ann Teich
District 7: Yasmine Wagner
District 8: David Quintanilla

Sheriff:
Sally Hernandez

District Attorney:
Margaret Moore

County Commissioner 1:
Jeff Travillion

County Commissioner 3:
David Holmes

Constable:
District 2: Adan Ballesteroes
District 3: Stacy Suits

State Representative 49:
Gina Hinojosa

State Representative 47:
Ana Jordan

Prop 1 City of Austin Mobility Bond: FOR

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October Membership Meeting

Please attend the monthly meeting.

7:30pm at the CWA Union Hall this Thursday

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Bargaining Proposal Form

Members,

In addition to the Bargaining Survey, this is the Bargaining Proposal.

Bargaining Proposal

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Bargaining Surveys are Coming

Members,

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.

Thank you,

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September Membership Meeting – Union Hall

Our Monthly Membership Meeting will be held at the CWA Union Hall.

Meeting will begin at 7:30pm

Link to the event

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July Membership Meeting at AFL-CIO Bldg

Members,

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.

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Verizon Reaches a Tentative Agreement After 46 Days on Strike

Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement – Press Release

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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.

To continue reading, please follow the link

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