Stop Giving Our Retirement Money to Wall Street!


We’re demanding that PERA and the ERB get out of high-fee hedge funds and private equity, and start following Warren Buffett’s sage advice: stop trying to beat the market, instead, focus on reducing costs. Stop giving money hand-over-fist to Wall Street–use the money to shore up the pension fund instead. …

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IMPORTANT INFO Regarding Municipal Elections


CWA State Workers Please vote in the Albuquerque Municipal elections, even if that means using your own vacation time or personal leave. CWA is challenging State Personnel’s interpretive directive on not providing administrative leave for municipal elections. And please remember, you must be registered to vote to take any time …

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Union families speak out against ‘lunch shaming’


Cara Valente, a legislative analyst and spouse of CWA member Charles Compton, spoke out against the practice of ‘lunch shaming’ in a recent interview broadcast on NBC. Kudos to Cara and her boss, State Senator Michael Padilla, for their work to pass legislation banning lunch shaming in New Mexico schools! …

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Union Response to the Governor’s Threats of Furlough

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Attention: CWA 7076 Members! Greeting Brothers and Sisters, By now you are all, undoubtedly, aware that Governor Martinez has announced her willingness to balance the FY 2017 State budget on our backs, via her threat of furloughs. Meanwhile, Speaker of the House, Brian Egolf, insists that the Legislature has sent …

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If ICE Agents Come to Your Door


This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have carried out unspecified actions in New Mexico, and many of our members have expressed concerns about how these actions might affect their family, friends, and neighbors. If ICE Agents show up where you live or work, keep calm and remember that …

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Block the Corporate Cabinet


President Trump has nominated a pack of billionaire Washington insiders for powerful positions within his administration. Don’t let these corporate raiders take over our government, enriching their bank accounts at our expense. Join fellow CWA members and call your Senator today at 888-807-9365. Tell them to oppose the corporate takover of our …

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CWA 7076 Steps into the Debate on the State Budget Woes

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The Albuquerque Journal recently ran a front page story on the budget crisis facing New Mexico. The story included this comment from your CWA Team: Dan Secrist, executive vice president of the local Communications Workers of America union, said many agencies are struggling to perform day-to-day operations with low staffing …

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We Stopped the TPP (for now)


This past weekend the Obama Administration acknowledged what has been clear for some time – there is no path forward for the Trans-Pacific Partnership this year. Thanks to your e-mails, calls and meetings with members of Congress, we have stopped the TPP. Supporters of this disastrous trade deal have spent …

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Unions Defeat Right-To-Work Amendment in Virginia


A union victory: On November 8, Virginians rejected an amendment that would have enshrined right-to-work in the state constitution. Read more here: