AFT is part of an exciting public-private partnership to improve educational, social and economic support for McDowell County, W.Va.
In March 2012, the AFT helped lead a public-private partnership to help struggling McDowell County, W.Va., and the participants were hopeful that things could be turned around economically and educationally. A year later, the Reconnecting McDowell project has begun to show that investment in communities can change people's lives.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW) have reached a tentative contract agreement with Verizon. The two unions and Verizon had been in federal mediation since July.
Today, at more than 300 events around the country, activists from the Communications Workers of America (CWA), other AFL-CIO unions, Jobs with Justice (JwJ), 99% Power coalition and other allies are mobilized for a National Day of Action for a fair contract for 45,000 Verizon workers who are members of CWA and the Electrical Workers (IBEW).
Verizon is a $100 billion company that has made tens of billions in profits, yet is demanding $10,000 a year from each worker in compensation cuts. At the same time, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam got a 200 percent raise from $7.2 million to $23.1 million, courtesy of the communication giant’s board of directors.
The National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) has taken action against Verizon for the firing and disciplining of its workers after a two-week strike last August. NLRB Region 2 has authorized the issuance of a complaint against Verizon for 58 of the 63 cases of unfair dismissal or discipline charges brought by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
What do working moms at Verizon and Verizon Wireless want for Mother’s Day? Well it’s sure not a phone, despite what Verizon says in their wall-to-wall TV ads this past week or so. After 11 months of bargaining with the communications giant, they want a fair contract.
Pittsburgh-based The Union Edge, “Labor's Talk Radio,” is making its debut today in Washington, D.C., with a feature on this week’s local Verizon rally and an interview with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 2108 President Marilyn Irwin, taped live from the local’s rally outside Verizon in Silver Spring, Md.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) used a call center based in the Philippines to hold a media conference attacking President Obama's economic record, the Chicago Sun-Times reported today. The RNC responded to the revelation by pointing out that the call was run by Verizon.
Members of the 99% Power coalition disrupted Verizon's annual shareholder meeting in Huntsville, Ala., six separate times today. In each instance, a group of protesters interrupted the proceedings using “Mic Check” tactics, followed by chants such as “Shame on you!” “Verigreedy!” and “People over profit!” After each occurrence, the chanting group was led out by security people, with many in the audience applauding them. There were no arrests.
Thousands of working families are gathering outside the Verizon shareholder meeting this morning in Huntsville, Ala., to protest the company's "VeriGreedy" treatment of customers, workers and taxpayers.
Even as Verizon tripled the compensation of CEO Lowell McAdam to $23.1 million last year, the corporation was outsourcing U.S. jobs, gutting worker pensions and charging current and retired employees and their families thousands of dollars more for health benefits while cutting disability coverage. Meanwhile, employees have been struggling to win a new contract for nearly a year.
Join thousands of union members and community partners in a National Day of Action for Verizon workers who are trying to win a fair contract. Click here to find an event near you to support the 45,000 Verizon workers, who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the Electrical Workers (IBEW).