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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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From WKTV: Nurses and St. E's reach deal after late night negotiations Nurses and St. E's reach deal after late night negotiations By WKTV Aug. 27, 2016 Photos UTICA, N.Y. -- The New York State Nurses Association and the Mohawk Valley Health System reached an agreement early this morning on a new contract for nurses at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

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Communications Workers of America Local 1126 427 Main St New York Mills, NY 13417 Tel: (315) 736-1126  Fax: (315) 736-3934 Email: cwa1126@verizon.


BREAKING! JUSTICE FOR BIANCA CUNNINGHAM The NLRB has just issued a sweeping decision in CWA's Unfair Labor Practice charge against Verizon Wireless and ordered that Bianca Cunningham, Verizon Wireless worker from Brooklyn, NY who was fired for her union activism, be returned to work and be made whole.

Heart Run 2016 Award

Recently, CWA 1126 was presented with the award for the "Highest Total Pledge" for the Union category in this year's Heart Run. Thank you to everyone who joined our team, donated, walked, and helped at the Union Hall. A special thank you to Sandy Shivas who repeatedly collects well over $1000 for our team.
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                           PLEASE POST!                   Communications Workers of America Local 1126   Announces the 2016 Scholarship Winners of the James D.

Dropkick Murphys Coming to Utica

Dropkick Murphys from Dawsy on Vimeo. They walked the picket line with CWA during the Verizon strike. Now they're coming to Matt's Brewery September 14th at 8pm. Check the calendar for more details.

Pres. Shelton on C-SPAN

Speaking about the recent strike, broadband builds, and the state of unions in the country.

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Peter, This week was historic. After a twenty-year battle, the New York State Assembly passed the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act.

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Annual CWA 1126 Comets Night

CWA 1126 flag at Comets game. from Dawsy on Vimeo. Hopefully everyone had a good time. Once again we had over 120 tickets purchased for the game. Thank you to everyone who helped carry the flag onto the ice for the National Anthem. We were joined my Assemblyman Brindisi, Mayor Palmieri, and Senator Griffo. Thanks to Don Peterson for arranging to get the flag from Mccraith Beverages.

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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.  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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