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“If the discussion I am being asked to enter could in any way lead to my discipline or termination or impact my personal working conditions, I ask that a union steward, representative or officer be present.  Unless I have this union representation I respectfully choose not to participate in this discussion."
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PSC Hearing....We Need Asses in Seats ***UPDATED***

Please join us 7/28 at SUNY Tech for a public hearing. We need as many people as possible from all "walks of life" to tell the Public Service Commission that we need Verizon to build their state-of-the-art FiOS network throughout the Mohawk Valley and while we wait, they need to maintain the existing network. Wireless is only one small piece of the puzzle.
Download: PSC FLYER.pdf , SUNY Map.pdf

CWA 75th Convention

CWA Convention Delegates Elect New National and District Leaders Share This Article:     Christopher Shelton, vice president of CWA District 1 for 10 years, was elected CWA president by acclamation of delegates to the union's 75th convention in Detroit.

Message from Chris Shelton

CWA District 1 Newsletter After years of hard work and determination, over 700 workers just won their NLRB election at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica, NY. The workers voted 309-210 to join CWA Local 1126. “I’ve been working long and hard for this day.

Summer Camp! (VZ)

Hi everyone, The Regional Work and Family approved a Summer Camp Program for 2015. Since this is a bargaining year  the Summer Camp session will be from  June 21st - August 1, 2015.   This summer 2 children will be eligible for summer camp.  The allowable reimbursement will be up to  $600 per child.
Download: 2015 Summer Camp Application.pdf , 2015 Summer Camp Flyer.pdf

Town Hall Calls

Last night's town hall call about stopping fast track and the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal was terrific, Peter. I know that not everyone is able to join us for the live call, so we've got two great ways you can listen to it later. You can subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes by clicking here or searching for CWA Union Hall Call in iTunes.

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Shelton Speech

Wear Red on Thursday

In 1989, the CWA  brothers and sisters in New York were on strike.  One of the New York members from CWA Local 1103 walking the picket line was Chief Union Steward, E. Gerald Horgan. 25 years ago this August 15th (2014), Gerry Horgan was killed from injuries he sustained when he was run down by a “scab” as he walked a picket line while striking for health care benefits. The driver of the vehicle which killed him was a manager’s daughter acting as a “scab” during the strike. As she approached the picket line, she accelerated her vehicle, and struck Gerry Horgan. 

He is the only CWA member in our history to be killed on a picket line. Typical of Gerry Horgan, the picket line he was on was not his own. The Members on another line needed some additional help and asked Gerry to provide that help. 

At the time of his death Gerry Horgan was only 34 years old. He was a dedicated family man, and very active in his community. He was the Chief of the Valley Cottage Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Central Nyack Volunteer Fire Department. He developed, and was Team Leader of the Mountain Rescue Squad of Rockland County, New York. The Squad’s primary responsibility is for rescuing people who fall, or get trapped on the sheer cliffs of the Palisades. Gerry Horgan was also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. 

When Gerry was killed he left behind two children, Christine who was 2 ½ and Danielle who was just 7 months. They are now coming of age where they can understand who their father was and what he stood for. We want them to know that their father’s sacrifice was not in vain and is still appreciated by the people he died fighting for. 

So Why Red? Why Thursday? Thursday, because it is the day on which this tragedy occurred and red to symbolize the tragedy itself. Even though this tragedy occurred years ago, the Queens New York Local 1103 and CWA still support Gerry and his family! 

So as you look for something to wear Thursday, show your support to your union and remember your fallen union brother in New York, and wear RED! 

WEARING RED ON THURSDAY isn't about showing disrespect for Managers or being anti-management. 
WEARING RED ON THURSDAY is about supporting the Union in the contract negotiation process. 
WEARING RED ON THURSDAY is having a voice in that process. 
WEARING RED ON THURSDAY is protecting your job and your wages from being reclassified into a lesser status.
WEARING RED ON THURSDAY is providing location security so you are not forced to move to another part of the country so the company can save a few dollars. 
WEARING RED ON THURSDAY is supporting families and working hours that are conducive to the family unit. 
WEARING RED ON THURSDAY isn't anti-management, it is pro-community. It is having a strong contract so we can live together as management, service representatives and clerks without having to live in fear that one day our job will be replaced and eliminated. And it's about supporting your local economy. 
WEARING RED ON THURSDAY is being proactive during this process so we don't have to be reactive. 

is showing our collective support for this,
our Union Contract, so we can prevent 
showing it on the picket line!

For all these reasons and more, support your local Union and yourself!

(taken from Local 1400 website)

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