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August 6, 2020

Voter Guide

This Tuesday, August 11, is partisan primary day in Wisconsin. Make a plan to vote. Voters have options to participate in democracy safely during the coronavirus pandemic:

July 21, 2020

July 22nd AFL-CIO Day of Action - Pass the Heroes Act

Tomorrow the AFL-CIO is holding a Day of Action to push for the Heroes bill! The Heroes bill would provide much needed relief to state and local government, premium pay for essential workers, paid leave, strengthen OSHA protection, and funding for safer voting in the 2020 elections.

July 17, 2020

Support the CARES ACT for Airlines

Take action today to urge your Representatives and Senators to extend the payroll support program for aviation workers in the CARES Act.

July 16, 2020

National Day of Action for Black Lives Matter

Monday, July 20, 2020
CWA District 4 members are being asked to participate in this day of action to stand in solidarity with SEIU and other organizations around the country that understand Black Lives Matter! Each and every day we fight racism and discrimination in the workplace and in our communities because an injury to one should be the concern of all.

July 14, 2020

Frontier's top executives want $16m in additional pay

Frontier's top executives want $16m in additional pay. That's $1,895 for each of the CWA members who have kept our customers connected through bankruptcy and the coronavirus. Share this to tell Frontier executives They Didn't Do It Alone.

July 10, 2020

CWA District 4 Next Generation

For all CWA Members... The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has hit young workers and workers of color hard. As of May 2020, 7.7 million American workers under 30 were unemployed and the unemployment rates for African Americans and Hispanic Americans hovered around 17 percent.
But we don't have to just sit back or feel powerless.

June 17, 2020

Facebook live event Juneteenth

Join us on Juneteenth for a Facebook live event at 6pmET/5pmCT/4pmMT/3pmPT. You'll hear from union leadership, artists, and movers and shakers in the movement for racial justice!

June 17, 2020

Instead of Cutting Jobs, AT&T Must Lead the Recovery

AT&T has informed the Communications Workers of America of its plans to cut over 3,400 technician and clerical jobs across the country over the next few weeks. In addition, the company plans to permanently shutter over 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores, impacting 1,300 retail jobs. These cuts come as Americans have become more dependent than ever on reliable communications services and the COVID-19 crisis has revealed significant gaps in broadband availability,

June 10, 2020

Black Lives Matter - Thursday, June 11, 12 Noon for 8 Minutes, 46 Seconds—Stop Work

As trade unionists and as Americans, we were all outraged by the vicious murder of George Floyd. We are heartened by the uprising of hundreds of thousands of Americans, Black, Brown and White, demanding an end to racism and declaring: “Black Lives Matter.”
Because of Covid-19, it has been difficult for many of us to show our solidarity with this movement. However, on Thursday, June 11, at 12 noon in each time zone, CWA members and allies across the globe will take a stand against racism

May 30, 2020

Statement from the CWA Executive Board on the Need to Dismantle the Racism that Plagues Our Communities

As we reach a tragic milestone of 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19, we find ourselves confronting the other plague that has been rampaging through our communities since long before the pandemic: Racism. Compounding the devastation of a global pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted Black communities, Black people in America continue to face threats, brutality, and death for going out jogging. For being poor. For sleeping in their own bed. For watching birds in a park. For being Black.

May 18, 2020

The Heroes Act Protects and Compensates Essential Workers

The HEROES Act (H.R. 6800), $3T relief package, passed the House late last night mostly along partisan lines with a 208-199 vote.
14 Democrats voted against the bill, including Axne, Cunningham, Davids, Finkenauer, Golden, Horn, Jayapal, Lamb, Luria, McAdams, Schrader, Spanberger, Torres Small, and Wild.
1 Republican voted for the bill: King (NY)
Several motions to recommit by the Republicans were defeated.

May 14, 2020

CWA District 4 News | May 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I’d like to reiterate that we in CWA are ALL essential. Safety of our members, our Local officers, and our families is of the utmost importance. We appreciate all that you are doing to protect each other and your families and to work toward securing safe working environments during an extraordinary and unprecedented time dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 11, 2020

Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Recipients for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

We are pleased to announce that a random drawing chose the winners of the Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, and the recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year are:

May 11, 2020

Life-saving News Needs a Stimulus

News is an essential service and our country can’t afford to lose it during this pandemic. Journalists and other media workers are working on never-ending deadlines and risking their own health to provide life-saving information to a nation sheltering in place. See all the demands.

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Information for Non-Union Workers

Are you unsafe at work?
What can you do when your employer is not adequately protecting employees from the COVID-19 pandemic? The answer is you can take action as a group.

If you are currently a CWA member or a worker in a CWA-represented workplace, check out this page for resources and information: cwa-union.org/covid-19 . Everyone else, read on about your right to engage in protected concerted activities.

April 29, 2020

Remembering CWA Members Lost to COVID-19

We honor CWA Members who have lost their lives to COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky wins state Supreme Court race

Wisconsin Primary 2020, CWA and Labor Supported, Jill Karofsky elected as Supreme Court Judge

April 3, 2020

Wisconsin Voter Update

Breaking Election Updates. A federal judge just ruled on election-related lawsuits. U.S. District Judge William Conley declined to postpone the election, but gave voters additional time to cast an absentee ballot.

What Wisconsin Voters Need to Know:

Absentee ballots can be requested until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3.
Absentee ballots returned to clerks by 4:00 p.m. on April 13 will be counted.

March 31, 2020

Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship -- APPLICATION DEADLINE REMINDER!

The Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the Cleveland Foundation, is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Application deadline is 5 p.m. EDT, April 15, 2020.  Awards will be announced by June 15, 2020.

March 31, 2020

How to vote in the 2020 Ohio Primary

The 2020 primary election has changed! Make sure you know the facts and how to make your voice heard!

March 31, 2020

LET’S BE PREPARED TO VOTE ABSENTEE OR EARLY IN-PERSON

IN THIS CORONAVIRUS STATE OF EMERGENCY

March 17, 2020

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19

If you are sick with Coronavirus or suspect you are infected with the virus follow these steps...

March 9, 2020

Joe Beirne Foundation’s Scholarship 2020-2021

This is to remind you that the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year will close on April 30, 2020.

Attached you will find a copy of the Beirne Foundation scholarship rules, along with a copy of the poster that can be distributed to members and posted on the local websites.

February 14, 2020

CWA Local 4322 Opens Bargaining with Ohio Living, Quaker Heights

Today Local 4322 opens bargaining with Ohio Living. Members held an informational picket prior to bargaining.