Local 1101 News

RIP Richard Stewart-Johnson - Online Funeral Service April 7

Update: Richard Stewart-Johnson's Service will be Tuesday, April 7 at 11am and can be viewed online here.  The service will begin promptly at 11am and will be as an hour long service. Please share this link with anyone wanting to view the live funeral service. The family will also hold a tribute balloon release at 130pm on Tues April 7th. Richie's favorite color was black. Thank you in advance and please be safe and practice social distancing in the honor of Richie. 

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RIP Sonny Aravena

Rolando "Sonny" Aravena passed away on Sunday, March 29th due to COVID-19. It was the day of his twin daughters' 10th birthday. Sonny left behind his wife Melody Aravena and their five children – Amberly, Jayden, Ethan, Ameera and Olivia.

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In Memoriam

Dear members, It is with a heavy heart that I write to you to commemorate two CWA Local 1101 members who we lost to COVID-19 this week. Sonny Aravena was a splicer out of Exterior Street, and Richard Stewart-Johnson was a Parking Production Assistant. 

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Glitch Tech Workers Join CWA 1101

In a historic step forward for workers organizing in tech, employees at Glitch, a coding platform tool company, today won recognition for their union. The employees will join Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1101. 

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Letter to our members from Local 1101 President Keith Purce

Brothers and Sisters. As you may know, last week we sent a letter to all the employers we have contracts with requesting information about their company's protocols to protect employees in the face of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Local 1101 Members Pass By-Law Changes

Members of CWA Local 1101 voted overwhelmingly to change the Local's by-laws to accomodate the addition of Local 1105 members into Local 1101. All four by-laws changes were passed by 95%.

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Workers at Reconn, USIC Subsidiary, Vote to Join 1101

Service Technicians at Reconn, a USIC subsidiary, recently voted to join CWA Local 1101. The win came on the one-year anniversary of the day that USIC members of Local 1101 beat back a company-instigated decertification attempt at USIC.

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Ballot for Local 1101 By-Law Changes is in the mail

CWA Local 1101 members will receive a ballot in the mail with proposed By-Law Changes. The ballots were mailed by the American Arbitration Association earlier this week. The language for the proposed changes can be found here. It is also included in the mailing you'll receive at home, along with the ballot. The Executive Board recommends a "yes" vote on all items.

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New CWA Local 1101 Generator is out!

The new edition of the CWA Local 1101 Generator is out! You should have received a copy in the mail. Click here to see the latest Generator. 

CWA District 1: Looking back at 2019

Happy holidays from CWA District 1! We want to take a moment to send you our warmest wishes for the holidays, and reflect back on the amazing year that we've had.  In a time when unions are under constant attack, it can sometimes feel like all it's all we can do to hold the line. But this year, we didn't just survive - we've thrived.

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