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December Holiday Party

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Early Voting Starts Today!

The polls are finally open. Early voting starts today and goes through Friday November 4th. Polls will be open from 7AM to 7PM. MAKE SURE TO HAVE A PLAN TO VOTE! Election day this year will be on Tuesday November 8th. Please make sure to have the Appropriate ID and to print out the list of approved candidates before you go since you are not allowed to have your phone out in the polling locations.

Here are some helpful links to help you find a polling location during early voting:

Travis County Polling Locations

Williamson County Polling Locations

Hays County Polling

Bastrop County Polling Locations

Here is also the list of your locals approved candidates. If you are unsure which districts you live in, you can click on this link to help figure that out before you go to the polls. Who Represents Me?

United States House of Representatives

U.S. House, District 10 – Linda Nuno

U.S. House, District 17 – Mary Jo Woods

U.S. House, District 21 – Claudia Zapata

U.S. House, District 27 – Maclovio Perez Jr

U.S. House, District 31 – No Endorsement

U.S. House, District 35 – Greg Casar

U.S. House, District 37– U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Statewide Offices 

Governor – Beto O’Rourke

Lieutenant Governor – Mike Collier

Attorney General – Rochelle Garza

Comptroller of Public Accounts – Janet T. Dudding

Commissioner of General Land Office – Jay Kleberg

Commissioner of Agriculture – Susan Hays 

Railroad Commissioner – Luke Warford

Texas Supreme Court, Place 3 – Erin A. Nowell

Texas Supreme Court, Place 5 – Amanda Reichek

Texas Supreme Court, Place 9 – Julia Maldonado

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 – Dana Huffman

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 – Robert Johnson

State Board of Education

SBOE, District 5 – Rebecca Bell-Metereau

Texas Senate

Texas Senate, District 14 – Sen. Sarah Eckhardt

Texas Senate, District 21 – Sen. Judith Zaffirini

Texas House of Representatives

Texas House, District 17 – Madeline Eden

Texas House, District 19 – Pam Baggett

Texas House, District 20 – Raul Camacho

Texas House, District 45 – Rep. Erin Zwiener

Texas House, District 46 – Rep. Sheryl Cole 

Texas House, District 47 – Rep. Vikki Goodwin 

Texas House, District 48 – Rep. Donna Howard 

Texas House, District 49 – Rep. Gina Hinojosa 

Texas House, District 50 – No Endorsement 

Texas House, District 51 –  Maria Luisa “Lulu” Flores

Texas House, District 52 – Luis Echegaray

Texas House, District 73 – Justin Calhoun

Texas House, District 136 – Rep. John Busy

Local Courts 

Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, Place 4 – Rosa Lopez Theofanis

455th District Court – Laurie Eiserloh

Travis County 

County Judge – Andy Brown

County Clerk – Dyana Limon-Mercado

City of Austin Mayor and Council

Mayor – Kirk Watson

District 1 – Natasha Harper-Madison

District 3 – Jose Velasquez

District 5 – Ken Craig

District 8 – Paige Ellis

District 9 – Linda Guerrero

Austin Community College Board of Trustees

Place 4 – Sean Hassan

Place 5 – Manny Gonzalez

Place 6 – Steve Jackobs

Austin ISD Board of Trustees

District 1 – Roxanne Evans, Candace Hunter (dual endorsement)

District 4 – Kathryn Whitley Chu

District 6 – Andrew Gonzales

District 7 – David Kauffman

At-Large District 9 – Arati Singh

City of Austin Bond Referendums

City of Austin Affordable Housing Bond – FOR

Austin Community College Bond – FOR

Austin ISD Bond Package – FOR

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Texas AFL-CIO Disaster Relief Fund

When disaster strikes, the Texas labor movement steps in to offer solidarity and support for union members who are victims. 

 This is such a time on at least two fronts. The Texas AFL-CIO Disaster Relief Fund will do our part to help.

Last month, Hurricane Fiona knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico and damaged homes and infrastructure. Many families remain without power weeks later. 

At the start of October, Hurricane Ian killed at least 100 Floridians as of this writing. The storm destroyed homes, bridges, and other structures to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. Rebuilding may take years.

The Texas AFL-CIO Disaster Relief Fund will pass along 100 percent of your contribution toward assisting union storm victims. The Fund sends a message that union Brothers and Sisters in Texas stand in solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters who need help. 

If you are in a position to contribute, please go to this link:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=HNN6VRBJJRF9A

No amount is too small. 

Union families in Texas have benefited from labor solidarity when natural disasters strike our state. It’s our turn to help. Thank you.

In solidarity,

Rick Levy & Leonard Aguilar

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CWA Women’s Committee: Working Class Women Will Suffer the Most From the Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Friday, June 24, 2022

The following statement is from the CWA Women’s Committee

The Supreme Court is dangerously out of step with the American people. From recent decisions eliminating public sector fair share fees, to allowing employers to force workers to sign arbitration agreements giving up their right to participate in class action lawsuits, to striking down laws that allow union organizers to meet with workers, the anti-worker majority on the Court has relentlessly pursued its ideologically driven agenda at the expense of working people.

Today’s radical decision overturning the long-established constitutional right to safe, legal abortion is a continuation of those efforts. Without the ability to make their own choices about reproductive healthcare, and in a country where pregnancy can have devastating economic effects due to pervasive discrimination and the lack of affordable healthcare or paid parental leave, working class women are the ones who will suffer the most.

This has been reposted from CWA National.

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Secretary-Treasurer Election Tentative Results

As discussed at the recent Membership Meeting, below are the results from the counting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

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Notice of Nominations for Secretary-Treasurer

We will be accepting nominations for Secretary-Treasurer at the April Membership Meeting. Please check you mailbox for the postcard that has been mailed to each member and plan to be present for the meeting. All nominations must be made in person, and the nominee must be there to accept, or have a letter of acceptance if unable to make the meeting. Please refer to the bylaws for clarification.

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March 10th, 2022 Membership Meeting

Please plan to attend our monthly membership meeting next week. Remember, our meetings are once a month on the 2nd Thursday at 7:30pm.

We also have an email system that will send out reminders. If you want to sign up, click here to go to the email notification sign up page.

Once you sign up, you should receive an email to confirm. PLEASE check your spam folders if you find that you are not receiving these emails!

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February 2022 Membership Recap – BYLAWS

BYLAWS CHANGES – At last night’s membership meeting, the proposed amendment to the CWA 6132 Bylaws passed by two-thirds of the members present and will take effect on March 12, 2022 (30 days following the meeting). The new language will enable the Executive Board to conduct business each month, eliminate gaps between meetings, and allow us to be more consistent with the requirements set forth by national leadership and our constitution. To ensure the proposed change was in compliance with the CWA Constitution, it was reviewed by the Bylaws Committee who then presented their findings to the membership before a vote was cast. Members were allowed time to speak “for” or “against” the proposed change, without interruption, in order for them to fully explain their reasoning as to why the membership should be in favor of, or against, the submitted amendment. After the votes were counted (twice), the motion to accept passed before the meeting was adjourned for the night. The updated Bylaws will now be sent to CWA National for final approval.

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2022 Primary Elections

Election season is upon us again. This year, your legislative committee spent 3 full days screening and interviewing numerous candidates before they received our endorsement. The following candidates have pledged to passing the Pro Act, the Build Back Better Bill, and various other legislative goals that will protect our right to organize and improve working conditions. The candidates that have garnered our endorsement are as follows;

Statewide Offices
GovernorBeto O’Rourke
Lieutenant GovernorMike Collier
Comptroller of Public AccountsJanet T. Dudding
Commissioner of General Land OfficeJinny Suh
Commissioner of AgricultureSusan Hays
Railroad CommissionerLuke Warford
Texas Supreme Court, Place 3Erin A. Nowell
Texas Supreme Court, Place 5Amanda Reichek
Texas Supreme Court, Place 9Julia Maldonado
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5Dana Huffman
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6Robert Johnson
United States House of Representatives
U.S. House, District 21Claudia Zapata
U.S. House, District 35Greg Casar
U.S. House, District 37U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett
State Board of Education
SBOE, District 5Rebecca Bell-Metereau
Texas Senate
Texas Senate, District 14Sen. Sarah Eckhardt
Texas Senate, District 21Sen. Judith Zaffirini
Texas Senate, District 25Robert Walsh
Texas House of Representatives
Texas House, District 17Madeline Eden
Texas House, District 19Pam Baggett
Texas House, District 20Raul Camacho
Texas House, District 45Rep. Erin Zwiener
Texas House, District 46Rep. Sheryl Cole
Texas House, District 47Rep. Vikki Goodwin
Texas House, District 48Rep. Donna Howard
Texas House, District 49Rep. Gina Hinojosa
Texas House, District 51Maria Luisa “Lulu” Flores
Texas House, District 52Luis Echegaray
Texas House, District 73Justin Calhoun
Texas House, District 136Rep. John Bucy
Local Elections
3rd Court of Appeals, Place 4Beth Payan
261st District Court (Civil)Daniella Deseta Lyttle
331st District Court (Criminal)Jessica Huynh
403rd District Court (Criminal)Brandy Mueller
419th District Court (Civil)Catherine Mauzy
455th District Court (Civil)Laurie Eiserloh
County Court at Law #4 (Criminal)Dimple Malhotra
County Court at Law #5 (Criminal)Tanisha Jeffers
County Court at Law #6 (Criminal)Denise Hernandez
County ClerkDyana Limon-Mercado
County Commissioner Precinct 2Brigid Shea
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1Yvonne Williams
Justice of the Peace Precinct 5Nick Chu

Election day is on Tuesday March 1st. Early voting will begin on Monday, February 14th, and go through Friday, February 25th. Please make a plan to vote and vote our candidates in!

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