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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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Pledge: Support striking workers at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City

Click here to sign the pledge. Casino workers and members of UNITE HERE Local 54 in Atlantic City have been fighting companies and billionaires who are undercutting middle-class jobs in New Jersey.

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CWA Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

CWA national press release, July 14, 2016. CWA whole-heartedly endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton for president of the United States on Monday. Clinton has walked with us on the Verizon picket line. She supports the call to get big money out of politics.

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Trump Taj Mahal Workers Strike in Atlantic City

CWA Local 1101 Vice President Al Russo speaking at rally in support of Taj Majal workers earlier this week.  Click here. Nearly 1,000 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen and servers from the Trump Taj hotel and casino in Atlantic City, NJ, represented by Unite Here Local 54, went on strike July 1 after negotiations broke down with management. The workers have seen massive wage cuts, termination of pensions, and loss of healthcare coverage in recent years.

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Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by D.C. Circuit, Setting Supreme Court Showdown With Telcos

by Sean Buckley, Fierce Telecom, June 14. The D.C. Circuit court upheld the FCC's net neutrality rules 2-1, a decision that will usher in challenges from incumbent telcos like AT&T and Verizon at the Supreme Court. AT&T, for one, wasted no time in saying that it plans to make its voice heard in the next challenge to the rules. It's likely that fellow telcos CenturyLink and Verizon will follow suit.

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Solidarity Rally: Stop Union Busting at Brod Kitchen

Friday, Feb 19 5-7pm at 31 West 4th St (2 blocks west of Broadway).  Three years ago workers at Hot and Crusty started a union, the Hot and Crusty Workers Assocation. It was a courageous fight by mostly immigrant workers who believed in unions and solidarity, and after a bitter fight they won union representation and a contract. 

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Labor Notes Conference April 1-3, Chicago

Labor Notes Conferences are the biggest gatherings of grassroots union activists, worker center leaders, and all-around troublemakers. Don't miss a weekend of inspiration, education, and agitation. Click here for more information on the conference. Join thousands of union members, officers, and labor activists who are on the front lines in our workplaces and our communities, organizing new workers and agitating together. Meet troublemakers from around the country and around the world.

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Help Get Bernie Sanders on the Ballot in NY

Petition Party to Get Bernie Sanders on the Ballot in NYC, Tuesday, Jan 12 at 6pm, Sponsored by Labor for Bernie. 310 West 43rd Street, SEIU 1199. Come sign a petition to get Bernie Sanders on the ballot for the April 19th Democratic Presidential Primary, bring you co-workers, friends and relatives. While you are there, take some petitions home or to your place of work to have them sign the petitions.

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