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Did you participate in WTC rescue, recovery, or clean-up operations after 9/11?

Have you ever filed a WTC-12 Form to protect your rights to file a WTC-related NYS Workers' Compensation claim?. If you participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center through September 12, 2002, please register your service with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. This will preserve your right to future benefits, should you ever need them. The deadline to register is September 11, 2018. But if you haven't registered already, you should do so now.

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POSTPONED: NYC Rally to Support Momentive Strikers: Thur, Feb 9

The rally to support Momentive workers on strike has been postponed due to the impending snowstorm. We'll keep you posted.

Sign the Petition to Support Striking Momentive Workers; New Video

Company's Proposed Health Plan Cuts Would Be a Disaster for Chemical Plant Workers. Sign the petition in support of Momentive strikers.  The 700 CWA-IUE members at Momentive Performance Materials are in week 11 of their strike. Last week CWA 1101 members joined the strikers and supporters across the city in a rally to call for a fair contract and an end to the strike. Click here for more photos.

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Steve Mnuchin helped bring on the '08 Financial Crisis - Should he be Treasury Secretary?!

Call Your Senator at 888-907-9365 and tell him/her to stop Mnuchin's nomination. Steve Mnuchin is known as the "Foreclosure King" who helped bring on the 2008 Financial Crisis. Today he is before Congress as the nominee for Treasury Secretary. 

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Martin Luther King Jr - A Passionate Voice for Civil and Labor Rights

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, we remember that he was killed fighting for justice in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee.  In his last speech to the striking workers he said “…If you stand up straight, people can’t ride your back. And that’s what we did. We stood up straight.”

Andy Puzder, Nominee for Labor Secretary, is as anti-worker as they come

Call Your Senator at 888-907-9365 and tell him/her to stop Puzder's nomination. This fast-food multi-millionaire wants to slash worker protections. He opposes living wage and overtime protection. He has a history of union busting. And he wants to replace workers with machines so he won't have to worry about being sued for discrimination.

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NYC Rally to Support Momentive Strikers - Fri Jan 13 at 4:30pm

Friday, January 13, 4:30pm, Apollo Global Management HQ, 9 West 57th Street, bw 5th and 6th Aves. 700 Members of IUE-CWA Locals 81359 and 8130 have been on strike at Momentive Manufacturing in Waterford, NY since November 2nd.  They are fighting massive health care cuts for active workers, and to stop the complete elimination of health and life insurance coverage for retirees.

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Stop Tom Price, Health & Human Services Nominee Who Wants to Privatize Medicare

Call Your Senator at 888-907-9365. President elect Trump has named Tom Price as his nominee to be Secretary of Health & Human Services. If Price is confirmed, he will lead the charge to privatize Medicare. This would be a disaster for working families. According to the Washington Post, "Price is a longtime advocate of a Medicare [privatization] where the government would provide assistance for seniors to buy private health insurance plans." (Washington Post, 2016).

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Union Plus Scholarship Application Due January 31

The 2017 scholarship application is now available. Click here to apply online for the 2017 online scholarship. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2017. 

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Local 1101 Stands With Striking Momentive Workers

A delegation led by 1101 Executive Board members traveled to Waterford NY this week to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters on strike on Momentive Performance Materials. The strikers are members of CWA/IUE Locals 81359 and 81380 and have been on strike since November 2.  They're picketing round the clock at all eight entrances to the massive chemical plant. They set up strike headquarters at an old hot dog stand across the street from one of the plant gates, and strikers are there 24/7 cooking meals, serving hot drinks, organizing donations from the community.  As one striker said in the parking lot "They thought they could break us, but we're stronger now than we were when we walked out."  Click here for the photo album.

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