with your Union. Go to 7102
Contacts/Email to find out how.
meetings are now at 6:30 PM (time change) on the 2nd Thursday of each
Financial Group has assisted our members with questions on pensions and
reitrement. Feel free to take advantage of their services. See
to contact them in our Resource
Expanded links to CL Benefits &
in our Resource Info
have all the
links to what you may need. They are right here when you need
Check Out This New Feature
Attached is the first edition of Centurylink's Retiree Benefits and
Wellness newsletter .
It can be accessed at www.centurylinkbenefits.com.
and then clicking on Retiree Status.
Benefits and Wellness Newsletter for CenturyLink Retirees
It is planned as a quarterly newsletter.
the undersigned Citizens of the Great State of Iowa, do hereby sign
this Petition to show our support for the State of Iowa Employees. We
feel that Chapter 20 of the Iowa Code allowing State Employees a right
to Collective Bargaining should not be changed and let it stand as
petition will be delivered to:
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
2000 Walker Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
President Chris Shelton’s Statement on the Nomination of Senator Jeff
Sessions for Attorney General
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held its hearing on the nomination of
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General this week.
The following is a statement from CWA President Chris Shelton:
CWA has pledged to hold President-elect
Donald Trump accountable for the big promises he made to the American
people during the campaign.
That starts with the nomination of Alabama
Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Sessions has spoken out
against the Voting Rights Act, calling it "intrusive." As a U.S.
attorney in Alabama, he pushed charges of voter fraud against African
American activists that quickly were dismissed by a jury. He has
criticized the National Council of Churches and the NAACP for being
involved in activities "that people consider to be un-American."
He was rejected by the U.S. Senate
Judiciary Committee in 1986 when he was nominated for a federal
judgeship because of troubling racist statements.
Supporting, protecting, and enforcing
civil rights laws is the basic requirement for the nation’s top law
enforcement officer, along with the strongest commitment to
safeguarding voting rights. Sessions fails this test.
and Sisters of CWA 7102.
I thought now would be a good time to send out a reminder that we are
just a little over a year away from the end of our current contract.
Our brothers and sisters at Verizon just ended a nearly 7 week strike.
Their fight is going to be our fight. They were able to make big gains
by standing together. Corporate America’s attack on the working class
is never ending. When companies like Verizon that make a billion
dollars a month in profit want to take more away from its workers. We
need to be prepared.
We hope to never have a strike or lockout. That being said they do
Now is the time everyone should be putting money away in preparation
for a work stoppage.
We need to be signing up non-members.
Just remember united we bargain divided we beg.
President CWA 7102
WE MISS YOU AND WANT YOU BACK!
The best way to keep in touch with fellow CWA retirees and receive
current information, is to join the Retired Members Chapter. At this
time, we are meeting at the CWA 7102 Union Hall at 3612 SW 9th St. in
Des Moines, on the third Tuesday afternoon of each month, at 1 PM. Our
meetings usually last for around an hour, and you may feel free to
bring a guest. If you’ve not been attending these gatherings, you’ve
been missing out! Please come join us!
Our membership dues are $24 per year, which helps with the cost of
keeping us informed of news that affect us and our wallets. This small
amount, widens the scope and power of the union, and provides the
strength and foundation for positive changes.
Why should you join with your fellow CWA retirees?
SOLIDARITY… Since we no longer
meet at work, it is an opportunity to remain united with your fellow
members, and stay informed on issues of contract negotiations and
endangered healthcare benefits.
STRENGTH… If we remain silent
and isolated, we won’t be heard by those who affect our union
benefits. By joining with us in unity, our strength increases,
and we WILL be heard!
ACTION… As an organized
group, we strive to resolve our shared issues and concerns.
learn about news affecting our lives. Enlightening program speakers
share insightful current information from which we can benefit.
COMARADERIE … After union business
has been discussed, we have time for food, fun, and friends!
AND, even though we have retired, IT IS IMPORTANT
THAT WE REMAIN UNITED,
with upcoming contract negotiations, the results of which could
certainly impact us! Our health care benefits are of vital concern,
both for those who are Medicare-eligible, and –ineligible, as well as
for future retirees. WE NEED TO SHOW OUR
STRENGTH AND UNITY, toward a positive outcome within the new
Please complete the attached/enclosed survey (if receiving this
communication via e-mail, the survey link is
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YZ5FDW2 , and return your completed
survey WITHIN THE WEEK, so we can compile your responses to better
serve your needs.
We look forward to SEEING YOU, and RECEIVING YOUR COMPLETED SURVEY!
Thank you, in solidarity,
The CWA RETIREES Local Board
Robbie Thompson-Blythe, President
Jackie_blythe@yahoo.com 515 490-9571
Loretta Hansen, Vice President
Danita Sapp, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org 515 238-8656
Roberta Summy, Secretary
email@example.com 515285-7432 or 515 537-3121
Labor Leaders and members
gathered to have a discussion with former
CWA International President
Friday Jan. 8
Mark Rocha had the privilege
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one solution to skyrocketing inequality that most of the TV talking
love to ignore: Unions! It is no surprise.
unions, big companies like Walmart or Amazon can cut benefits, allow
working conditions, slash wages, and pocket the massive profits.
I am not afraid to talk about how unions are essential and I am relying
on you to get the word out. Please watch and share now:
wages, shared prosperity all by strengthening unions. 50 or 60 years
it was considered obvious; today, folks are afraid to talk about it.
is what decades of right-wing propaganda will do.
The first step
is to spread
the word by sharing this message right now, because MoveOn will be
for the idea that gets the most traction in our Big Picture series.
This video is
in the â€Å“Big Picture: Ten Ideas to Save the
series I am working on with MoveOn. And MoveOn has committed to
on the ideas that get the most traction. So
if you believe in fair pay for a hard days work, you wont want to skip
watching and sharing this video.
Thanks for all
of workers, union members, leaders and activists coming together in
of ALL labor. Click HERE
to go to the UNIONS4WORKERS facebook page
you just wonder down the road of life without speaking up for your
you are just ROAD KILL.
But you can occupy the
road telling the 1% you are not going to be run over by them anymore.