Mar 10, 2016

NJ State Workers Vote Dues Increase to Fund Campaign for Secure Pensions

CWA state workers in the executive branch in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly to finance a constitutional amendment campaign to secure public workers' pensions and hold elected officials accountable.

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Mar 3, 2016

N.J. Shop Stewards Gear Up for Pension Amendment Campaign

More than 500 CWA N.J. shop stewards and activists met for a day of mobilization training on the campaign to win a ballot question for a constitutional amendment to require the State of New Jersey to make full payments into the pension system.

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Jan 7, 2016

CWA Gets New Jersey Lawmakers to Back Constitutional Referendum on Pension Funding

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a resolution setting a referendum on the November 2016 that addresses funding of the state public pension system.

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Dec 10, 2015

The Fed Thinks The Economy Is Healthy – But It’s Not

In a new Medium blog post, CWA President Chris Shelton outlines why the Federal Reserve's hints at raising interest rates are so troubling.

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Dec 3, 2015

Organizing for Power

Nearly 700 CWA New Jersey shop stewards and activists gathered in Atlantic City for a two-day session of intensive training on how CWAers are fighting to protect public workers' retirement security and strengthen our union.

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Nov 19, 2015

CWA Charges Alcatel-Lucent with Illegally Raiding Retirees’ Health Care Money

CWA has filed for a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent to block its illegal plans to use money slated for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations. The motion was filed Nov. 18 in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

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Nov 12, 2015

IUE-CWA, GE Unions File Class Action Lawsuit Against GE’s Attack on Retiree Health Care

A coalition of labor unions led by IUE-CWA filed a federal class action lawsuit against General Electric Corp. over the company's attack on retiree health care.

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Nov 5, 2015

IUE-CWA Charges GM with Shortchanging Retirees on Health Care Coverage

IUE-CWA has filed a complaint in federal bankruptcy court charging General Motors with shortchanging more than 5,000 pre-age 65 retirees on their retiree medical coverage.

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Sep 10, 2015

CWA Files Appeal with U.S. Supreme Court on N.J. Pension Funding

CWA and several other unions have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling that upheld more than $1.5 billion in state pension cuts made by Gov. Chris Christie.

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Aug 13, 2015

Christie Vetoes Bills to Fund NJ Pension

New Jersey Democrats trying to undo damage done to the state's public-employees' pension system met a familiar roadblock, Gov. Chris Christie wielding a veto pen.

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May 21, 2015

CWA “Thanks” Chris Christie in Ad

It was typical Chris Christie bluster as the New Jersey governor held a town hall in Kenilworth, New Jersey, on March 31, 2015.

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Apr 2, 2015

TSEU Retirees Push for Full Pension

Retired members of the Texas State Employees Union, CWA Local 6186, lobbied for full funding of retiree pensions as they met with legislators at a Mini Lobby Day on March 25.

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Mar 5, 2015

Unions to Sue Christie Over Pension Payment Shortfall

CWA joined more than a dozen public-sector unions in announcing on Tuesday that they will sue New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to force him to obey the law and increase payments into the pension system.

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Feb 26, 2015

Judge Orders Christie to Pay Up in Pension Lawsuit

A state judge ruled Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke the law when he cut $1.57 billion from a promised payment to public workers' pension system. Now the administration must work with state lawmakers to fulfill its original commitment.

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Jan 8, 2015

Christie’s Pension Scheme Under Fire

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is feeling the heat. Just a week into 2015 and the governor's inexcusable treatment of the state's retirees is facing more backlash.

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Nov 13, 2014

Petition on AT&T Retiree Health Care

A petition campaign is mobilizing CWAers to fight back to safeguard retiree health care.

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Aug 14, 2014

Move Over Shark Week, It’s Shirk Week

The Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" isn't half as terrifying as what's going on in New Jersey. Just in time for the weeklong celebration of the ocean's top predator, CWA released a "Shirk Week" video to take a bite out of Gov. Chris Christie's predatory plan to reform pensions.

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May 22, 2014

CWA Sues Christie on Pension Fund Grab

CWA and the National Education Association are filing a lawsuit to block NJ Governor Chris Christie's plan to grab nearly $2.5 billion that should be going to the state's pension system.

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Apr 24, 2014

Standing Up for Retiree Health Care

More than 700 CWA and other retiree activists took a stand for retiree health care benefits at a demonstration outside AT&T headquarters in Dallas.

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Jan 31, 2014

CWA: USA Retirement Funds Act is ‘Building Block’ in Effort to Address Retirement Insecurity

CWA applauds the introduction of the Universal, Secure and Adaptable (USA) Retirement Funds Act of 2014 as an important first step in strengthening retirement security for Americans. The bill was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), who chairs the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

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