Vote Down Prop F

City of Austin will have an election on May 1, 2021. This election has numerous propositions on the ballot. CWA 6132 and the Austin Central Labor Council has opposed the strong Mayor proposition, otherwise known as proposition F. If passed, all power and decision capabilities will be removed from City Council and given to the Mayor. The Mayor will have veto powers and sole executive powers. This will change the landscape of Austin in the process. Currently, we as a local can reach out to various members of City Council to express the concerns of our members and educate them on the issues that matter most to our members as well. CWA 6132 has built and maintained a strong partnership with numerous City Council members over the years, but if proposition F is passed, that will all change. We would have no choice but to lobby the Mayor and hope he is on our side since he could veto any measure he doesn’t like.

Please make a plan to vote. Early voting has begun and goes through Tuesday April 27th. Polls are open 7 am to 7 pm. Election day is Saturday, May 1st.

For more information, The Statesman has this article to explain further.

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ELECTION DAY!!!

Today is election day for primary runoff election. Polls are open until 7pm today. Please find the time to go vote for your Labor endorsed candidates if you haven’t already voted.

Find your polling places here: https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do?link_id=1&can_id=9b3108956fca4f40c6b137b199547bca&source=email-tomorrow-july-14-is-election-day&email_referrer=email_860352&email_subject=today-july-14-is-election-day

CWA District 6 endorses Royce West for Senate

CWA 6132 Austin endorses:

Williamson County:

  • Donna Imam – Congressional District 31

Travis County:

  • Mike Siegel – Congressional District 10
  • Eddie Rodriguez – Senate District 14
  • Margaret Moore – District Attorney
  • Laurie Eiserloh – County Attorney
  • Valinda Bolton – County Commissioner Pct. 3

Bastrop County:

  • Mike Siegel – Congressional District 10
  • Eddie Rodriguez – Senate District 14

What to Bring: Make sure you bring a photo ID to the polls. The seven state-approved photo IDs are:

– Texas driver’s license
– Texas election identification certificate
– Texas personal identification card
– Texas license to carry a handgun
– U.S. military ID card with photo
– U.S. citizenship certificate with photo
– U.S. passport.

If You Face Issues at the Ballot Box: If you are having issues with being able to cast your ballot, please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). This is the election protection hotline.

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Seeking Election Volunteers

Legislative Committee Member and CWA Retired Members Council President Maria Jimenez is asking for volunteers to help in the upcoming run off/ special election on July 14th. The county is expecting a higher amount of mail in ballots and will need help sorting and counting. If you are interested, please call the Hall at 512-467-6132.

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AFL CIO sues feds over coronavirus workplace safety

https://www.axios.com/afl-cio-sues-feds-over-coronavirus-workplace-safety-6de76122-2c75-4f84-92e5-21048c08b44b.html

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Tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package

Many of members of our community are being severely impacted by the Corona virus. Some of the hardest hit are our brothers and sisters from International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). Please fill out this online petition to include them and others who work in the entertainment industry. https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-to-include-displaced-workers-in-relief-package?link_id=1&can_id=8cf72138d0ea059ff56c1d37e811ad39&source=email-tell-congress-include-displaced-entertainment-workers-in-covid-19-relief-package&email_referrer=email_751707&email_subject=tell-congress-include-displaced-entertainment-workers-in-covid-19-relief-package

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AT&T Lied about Tax Cuts

You might not care about politics but our CEO’s do. And they are not looking out for us.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdvex/atandt-lied-about-everything-it-promised-to-do-if-it-got-a-tax-cut

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Welcome to the CWA Local 6132 Legislative Page

Content will be updated with political and legislative information that impacts our members.

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