Statement on Janus Decision: CWA Members are Ready to Fight

Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME:

Today’s Supreme Court decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case marks a sad day for all working people. This decision continues a long campaign by corporate interests and right wing groups to restrict our ability to stand together. While these special interest groups might be celebrating their victory against workers’ freedom to join together in strong unions to speak up for themselves, their families, and their communities, union members will be using this as a rallying cry to fight back harder than ever before.

The right-wing attack on union fair share fees is all about making it more difficult for working people to defend themselves when corporations abuse their power. Today’s decision is an attempt to further concentrate power in the hands of the wealthy few by taking away resources from working people who are represented by unions.

But there’s something happening here in America. We’ve seen it from CWA members as workers at Verizon, AT&T Mobility, Frontier Communications, and Momentive Performance Materials have gone on strike and won gains through strong collective bargaining. Our public worker membership is growing, even in states like Texas that prohibit collective bargaining for public employees. We’ve stood in solidarity with teachers and other public employees in many different states walking out and standing up to special interests – and winning.

Corporate special interest groups have been working for decades to strip away workers’ freedom to join together and negotiate for fair wages and benefits, and to improve our workplaces. They want to turn back the clock on achievements like Social Security, civil rights, wage and hour and safety laws, Medicare, and public education that unions fight every day to preserve.

Union members will show them that nothing can stand in the way of working people standing together. We call on elected officials at the local, state and national level to stand with working people and make it easier for them to join together in unions.

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Joe Beirne Scholarship Information

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Tentative Results for Marketing Chief Steward Election

This morning the Local Election Committee counted the ballots for the vacant Chief Steward for Marketing position.

The final results conclude that Cheryl Lee won by majority vote.

The detailed results will be posted on the bulletin board at the Union Hall.

 

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AT&T to give employees $1000 bonus

Click on the link to read the posted story from CWA National

 

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Local 6132 Annual Christmas Party – December 15

We will not have a December Membership Meeting!

All members and their immediate family are invited to the CWA Local 6132 Christmas Party.

When: Friday, December 15, 2017 – from 6pm to 10pm

Where: Letter Carrier’s Union Hall – 601 Williams St, Austin, TX, 78752

What: Photo Booth – Live DJ – Kiddie Korner – Prizes – Games

Link to Calendar Event

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Local 6132 Runoff Election Results

As of November 10, 2017, the Election Committee has concurred and provided the tentative results for the runoff elections for Vice President 1 and Chief Steward for Mobility.

Vice President 1: Steven McNulty won by majority vote.

Chief Steward Mobility: Sonia Lopez won by majority vote.

The new officers and chief stewards will be sworn in at the  January Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:30pm.

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Tentative Results of the Election

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Election Committee gave the results from the election of new officers and chief stewards.

President – Jason Peavler won by majority
Chief Steward (North) – Travis Grissom won by majority

Runoff elections – new ballots will be sent

Vice President 1 – Cheryl Lee and Steve McNulty
Chief Steward (Mobility) – Janell Zuberbier and Sonia Lopez

Vacant

Chief Steward (Marketing)
Chief Steward (Network)

Any candidate wishing to challenge the results, please mail a letter of your reasons to the Election Committee by the deadline of October 20, 2017.

CWA Local 6132 Election Committee
3907 Medical Parkway, ste. 200
Austin, TX 78756

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Ballots

By now, everyone should have their ballots for the election of new officers and chief stewards. If you do NOT have your ballots, and you are a union member, please call the Union Hall at 512-467-6132.

Remember, your ballots must be received by October 9, 2017 to be counted.

Thank you

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September Membership Meeting – Nominations

Tonight we will be accepting nomination for the offices of President, Vice President 1, Vice President 2, Secretary Treasurer, Chief Steward – Network, Chief Steward – Marketing, Chief Steward – Construction, Chief Steward – North, Chief Steward – South, and Chief Steward – Mobility.

Click here for the event link.

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August Membership Meeting

Bothers and Sisters,

Please make time to attend the August membership meeting. We are in need of direction from you in order to move forward with plans to renovate the building. Please click on the event link.

August Membership Meeting link

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