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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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Momentive Workers Stand Strong: Watch the Video & Share

Click here for the video. Workers on strike at Momentive in Waterford, NY are not backing down. These CWA-IUE members are standing 100% together for each other, the community, and all working people who want to earn a good living in this country. 

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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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Labor movement braces for three-front battle with Trump, Congress and courts

By Steven Greenhouse, the Guardian, Nov 15, 2016. With Capitol Hill controlled by Republicans and the president-elect likely to nominate a conservative supreme court justice, unions 'hunker down.'  After spending tens of millions of dollars in hopes of electing Hillary Clinton, the labor movement fears that President-elect Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Congress and the supreme court will be hostile to labor and take numerous steps to hobble unions.

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Christie vetoes unemployment benefits for striking workers

By Matt Arco, NJ.com. Gov. Chris Christie on Monday nixed a bill that would have allowed striking workers to collect unemployment benefits. Instead, the governor sent a revised bill back to the Democratic-controlled Legislature that would amend "the language of the current law to make it clear that all striking workers are disqualified from receiving benefits," according to his conditional veto message.

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CWA on News that TPP is Dead for this Congress: "Welcome, Overdue, and a Lesson for the Future"

Washington - The following is a statement from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) on the news that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal won't be brought up for a vote this Congress.
The news that the TPP is officially dead for this Congress is welcome, overdue, and a lesson for the future. We're glad to see that all observers finally recognize the reality that TPP will not and should not go through. 

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Organize Or Die

by Hamilton Nolan. Realistically, there is only one way out of our predicament. We know that we live in an age of staggering economic inequality. The top 10% of earners now take in nearly half of all our national income, a portion that has been rising steadily since the Reagan era. Meanwhile, the average income of the bottom 90% has scarcely risen at all during that same period. In this regard, the United States is nearly the most unequal developed nation in the world. 

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Help Clinton Win PA; Defeat Trump

Bus trip: Saturday, October 29. CWA members from across the region will be door-knocking in Pennsylvania to help get Clinton elected and make sure we defeat Trump. Buses will leave at 7am sharp and return by 3pm.

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Help Defeat the TPP Once and For All

Call your Congressperson TODAY, Wed, September 14 at 888-907-9365. It's time to defeat the TPP once and for all! This past month, ten Republicans who voted for TPA flipped and now oppose TPP. The Republican leadership has admitted they don't have enough support for a lame duck vote. But President Obama and corporate interests are fighting hard to keep it alive and declare victory in the lame duck session.

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