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Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for workers and unions; His last campaign was a labor fight

By Meteor Blades, Daily Kos. Sept, 2017.  The "I have a dream" speech Martin Luther King Jr. delivered 54 years ago last week was not the first version ever spoken before a mass audience. The video below shows King inspiring a crowd on June 23, 1963, in Detroit as part of the "Walk for Freedom" that drew 125,000 participants. 

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Fifty years after Dr. King’s Death, PPAs to Organize and Fight for Dignity and Respect

Press release, Jan 12, 2018. The film industry's invisible workforce - Production Parking Assistants - to join Rev Al Sharpton, NYC elected officials on Martin Luther King Day and announce plans to unionize. 

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New York Family Paid Leave In Effect January 1, 2018

The new Paid Family Leave law goes into effect January 1, 2018 for people working in the state of New York. New York Paid Family Leave is funded through employee payroll deductions.

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Contract Ratification Voting for AT&T Mobility Members

CWA Local 1101 is conducting a mail ballot vote on the Tentative Agreement for Local 1101 members in the AT&T Mobility Orange contract. Ballots were mailed on December 19, 2017. 

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MLK Day Forum Will Feature PPAs Organizing to Join CWA Local 1101

Production Parking Assistants are organizing to join CWA Local 1101 (read more in the December Generator here). Next week we will meet with the National Labor Relations Board and the Production Companies to discuss the conditions for the union vote. 

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Tentative Agreement Reached with AT&T Mobility!

December 13, 2017. After almost a year of hard bargaining and unprecedented mobilization, we have reached a groundbreaking tentative agreement for members under the Orange contract at AT&T Mobility. Never before have we seen this level of mobilization for a fair contract, and never before have we won so much at the bargaining table.

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New December Generator is out!

The new CWA Local 1101 Generator is out  and was mailed to all members' homes.  Check your mail if you haven't seen it!  Click here to see it online.

AT&T Reaches Tentative Labor Deal With 21,000 Wireless Workers

By Aaron Pressman, Fortune.com, 12/14/17. AT&T reached a tentative deal on a new four-year contract with some 21,000 workers in its wireless business that includes provisions to reduce job outsourcing overseas.

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F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

By Cecilia Kangdec, NYT, Dec 14, 2017 Local 1101 Note: Ajit Pai, Chairmain of the FCC, is a former Verizon lawyer. Whose interests do you think he represents?! WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans' online experiences.

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Town Hall Call on AT&T Mobility Tentative Agreement

Please join us for a town hall call on Thursday, December 14 at 8:30pm ET/ 7:30pm CT/ 6:30pm MT/ 5:30pm PT to learn more about the tentative agreement. Text MobilityCall to 69866 to RSVP to the call.

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