Mar 10, 2016
Solidarity in Halifax, Strike Enters Seventh Week
CWA Canada President Martin O'Hanlon, right, with HTU member Stephen Forest, on the Chronicle Herald picket line.
CWA Canada Locals across the country are gathering donations and messages of support for workers at the Halifax (Nova Scotia) Chronicle Herald who have been on strike for nearly seven weeks.
The 61 newsroom workers are members of Halifax Typographical Union, Local 30130, CWA Canada.
Last week, members of the government and general employees' union, postal workers, longshoremen and other unions joined the picket line to show their solidarity.
Workers Gain Tentative Agreement at Comcast
The CWA District 2-13 bargaining team reached a tentative four-year agreement with Comcast covering about 300 technicians and other workers in Pittsburgh. The agreement provides for retroactive pay, starting from May 21, 2015, and calls for an across-the-board wage increase of 2 percent, plus additional wage adjustments.
Other improvements were reached covering overtime, workload, holiday schedule, the grievance and arbitration procedures and other issues. CWA members will vote on ratification on March 13 at the CWA District 2-13 office in Bridgeville, Pa.
District 6 Mobility Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement
AT&T Mobility members in District 6 tuned in to a video/telephone town hall with the bargaining team and District 6 staff on March 7, to get details and ask questions about the tentative agreement.
The agreement covers about 9,400 workers in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas; a mail ratification vote will conclude on April 14.