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Join CWA in Rally & March to Support the Fight for $15

Wednesday, April 15 at 4pm. CWA will meet at the Northwest corner of 63rd St and Central Park West for the rally. March kicks off at  6pm.  Over the last two years, the amazing campaign of Fast Food workers across the country to win a $15 hour wage and a union at work has transformed the national debate about what is an acceptable minimum wage.

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Union Members Approve Agreement with Fairpoint

CWA/IBEW Press Release. Workers to Return to Work on Wednesday, Feb 25.  AUGUSTA, ME-After three days of voting, IBEW and CWA members in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have ratified tentative agreements with FairPoint Communications. The new agreements protect good jobs and ensure quality telecommunications service for New England communities.

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Labor Notes Troublemakers School March 28

If you've been to a Labor Notes school before, you know how great it is to meet activists from different unions throughout the city. If you haven't been to one, now's your chance!  This event is a great opportunity for union members, stewards, and community activists to share strategies and build the solidarity required in these tough times. Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the James Baldwin School, 351 W 18th St, Manhattan (between 8th and 9th Aves.)

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Tentative Agreement Reached at Cablevision!

The Communications Workers of America Local 1109 is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative contract agreement covering 262 Cablevision employees in Brooklyn. Details of the agreement are being withheld pending presentation to the members, which will take place at a ratification meeting scheduled for Saturday evening. After a 37 month battle to win a contract, CWA looks forward to opening a new chapter in its relationship with Cablevision.

FCC says proposed net neutrality rules will withstand legal challenges from AT&T, Verizon

By Sean Buckley, Fierce Telecom. 2/4/15. The FCC says that Chairman Tom Wheeler's draft order to create net neutrality rules that would reclassify broadband Internet access under Title II has the legal footing it needs to withstand any legal challenges that telcos like AT&T and Verizon plan to launch once the rules come out.

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New New York Broadband Program to offer 100Mbps minimum

by Josh Taylor, ZDNet.com.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced plans to upgrade broadband across the state to provide minimum download speeds of 100Mbps by 2019.  The aim will be for the private sector to match the government investment, leading to a total $1 billion in funding for broadband upgrades.

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Union Plus Scholarship Deadline Approaching: Jan 31

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.6 million to students of union families. Over 2,400 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education.

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Unions and Fairpoint in Federal Mediation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Allison Beck, Acting Director of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), issued the following statement on the labor negotiations between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and FairPoint Communications Inc.: "In response to a request from the FMCS, representatives of IBEW, CWA and FairPoint Communications Inc. will meet under FMCS auspices in Washington, D.C. FMCS has assigned a team of experienced mediators to assist the parties in reaching mutually acceptable agreements to resolve the work stoppage begun on October 17, 2014."

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Solidarity Brings Christmas Cheer to Striking Fairpoint Workers and Families

Thank you to all the Local 1101 members who made donations and sent gifts to the striking Fairpoint families. Workers and unions around the world donated thousands of toys, clothes, diapers and gift cards to ensure the families of striking workers have a happy holiday season. 

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Cablevision CEO James Dolan Violated Labor Laws Says Judge

By Jennifer Fermino, Daily News, 12/5/14. Cablevision CEO James Dolan violated multiple labor laws trying to stop workers in the Bronx from forming a union, including offering raises to employees to persuade them to vote against organizing, an administrative law judge ruled Thursday.

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