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Building a Movement for Economic Justice and Democracy
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The new strategic partnership between CWA/NETT Academy & APT College provides CWA members everywhere high quality, affordable education & training, any time of day, 365 days a year. For more information visit http://go.cwa.net/1Xempso or call 1-800-431-8488. http://go.cwa.net/1UqTkUH

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CWA & union activists joined environmental allies at a protest outside Exxon’s annual meeting. CWA & environmental groups have been working together for more than a decade, taking on unfair trade measures that enable transnational corporations to pollute and cut workers’ wages. http://go.cwa.net/1XekQuz

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At a news conference in front of the White House, CWA & allies called on President Obama to issue an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending and to push Congress to take action to repair and strengthen the Voting Rights Act. Read more: http://go.cwa.net/1XejWyf

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Employees at VICE Canada voted to join the Canadian Media Guild. The national bargaining unit covers more than 200 employees who work at VICE Canada’s digital media organizations. ‘Comment’ below to welcome your new brothers and sisters to the CWA family! http://go.cwa.net/1UqR4Nb

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Members of Local 1168 rallied this week in support of the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act, a bill to require hospitals to limit the number of patients assigned to nurses. CWA members gathered to knocked on doors & put up lawn signs in support of the safe staffing legislation. Read more: http://www.cwa-union.org/news/cwa-members-fight-for-safe-staffing-in-new-york

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DID YOU KNOW that for every $1 spent on American-made goods, an additional $1.32 is invested in our economy? That’s why buying union-made in the U.S.A is so important. If you want better products and a better economy, click through and take the Union Plus Pledge To Buy Union-Made in the USA at UnionPlus.org/UnionPledge. Union Plus will send you some materials to help you buy union-made, and 5 lucky union-members will win a $75 gift card to a unionized grocery store in their area!
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IUE-CWA has awarded 17 partial college scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. IUE-CWA members' children and grandchildren, including those of retired or deceased members, were eligible for the various awards. Congratulate them in the comments below! http://go.cwa.net/1X1ww3R

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Nearly 50 Members of Congress formed a Voting Rights Caucus to push Congress to protect & expand voting rights. Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, Congress still hasn’t acted to rewrite & update the legislation. Read here: http://go.cwa.net/1X1vXHd

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Unions and allies have donated more than $548,000 to the Verizon Striking Families Solidarity Fund. In thanking donors, CWA President Chris Shelton said that contributions are being used to assist CWA & IBEW strikers who have expenses that can’t be covered in any other way. http://go.cwa.net/1X1w8m2

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The contract covering nearly 300 CWA members at OFS in Sturbridge, Mass., and Norcross, Ga., has been extended until June 29 & the CWA bargaining team continues to push hard for a fair contract. Comment below to send your messages of solidarity! http://go.cwa.net/1X1vG7l
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