Nov 5, 2015
Contract Ratification Vote Gets Underway for American Airlines Agents
Ballots and voting information will be mailed out on Nov. 6 to all American Airlines agents by BallotPoint, the independent third party conducting the ratification vote on the tentative agreement. The Internet and telephone vote will continue through Nov. 30, and results will be tabulated and announced on Dec. 1.
CWA members at AT&T Southeast will be voting on a tentative agreement with the ratification results to be announced Friday, Dec. 4. The tentative agreement covers 28,000 workers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Verizon Continues to Cry Poverty in Bargaining Despite Averaging $1 Billion a Month Profits
Verizon keeps crying poverty in contract negotiations, so CWAers have responded with a mock "Go Fund Verizon" campaign, with a tongue-in-cheek effort to solicit donations to help out the "struggling" company.
CWAers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, including members of Locals 2108 and 2336, are distributing mock "GoFundMe" flyers, calling attention to the company's multi-billion-dollar profits and its refusal to bargain a fair contract for 39,000 workers.
CWA Local 2336 Secretary-Treasurer Anthony G. Ross, left, dressed like a member of the 1 percent, holding a collection bucket in Maryland for an earlier spoof "GoFundMe" Verizon campaign.