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Talking Union! is the news section of the Public, Healthcare and Education Workers Sector of CWA

Members of United Campus Workers local 3265 are building political power in an unlikely place: Georgia.

Through constructive negotiations and the commitment of the Bargaining Team, a solid and fair contract was ratified by the membership of ACCSB.

This past summer, Locals 4818 and 4730 underwent a historic merger!

Some leaders in the Florida Legislature have cooked up a new scheme to attack unions of teachers, state and municipal workers, public safety employees and other public servants. The bill--HB1--is similar to a law currently blocked by court-order in Alaska that radically changes the ways union members submit their dues.

An issue doesn’t need to violate contract language to spark a winning fight, as this story from my union demonstrates.

Just before Christmas last year, management told one of our members at Buffalo General Hospital that as of the first of the year, she would no longer receive a $1.50-an-hour pay bump as the department lead.

CWA Local 6360 in Kansas City, Missouri organized the 911 dispatchers at the City of Blue Springs Missouri.  A contract has been negotiated and has been ratified by the bargaining unit. Not only did these members get grievance rights, and representation, we were able to secure a pay increase for all members ranging from 4 ¼ to 5 ½ percent.

CWA President Shelton urged CWA members to keep pressure on their Members of Congress to support the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
The MLI program was established 30 years ago as CWA's internal training program designed to promote the involvement of members of color, women, LGBTQ, and other underrepresented members within CWA at every level of our union.