CWA New Jersey: Unions Win Pay Increment Decision

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In a strongly-worded rebuke of Governor Christie’s pro-management-packed Public Employee Relations Commission, on March 9 an appeals court found that PERC overstepped its authority when it reversed over 30 years of labor relations policy in two decisions that permitted management to stop paying automatic increments after the expiration of a …

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Black History & Labor


The origin of Black History Month begins in September of 1915 with a Harvard-trained historian named Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland they founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans …

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Stand with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Most people remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his work done for the Civil Rights of African-Americans. As politicians have gone out of their way to deteriorate labor rights as well as rewrite our history, the history of Dr. King working with labor unions is often forgotten.

‘Right to Work’ Rears its Ugly Head Once Again!!!


I hope the New Year of 2016 finds you all well and will bring a prosperous year to all! With the New Year comes another legislative session in New Mexico. Governor Martinez and her administration have once again made it very clear that “Right to Work” legislation will once again …

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Another Victory!


Dear CWA Brothers and Sisters: On Tuesday April 7 the New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board ruled that the State of New Mexico violated state law by ending the practice of paying rank and file bargaining unit members for attending grievance meetings and meeting with union representatives to prepare …

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Thank a Union: 36 Ways Unions Have Improved Your Life

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Let’s get one thing straight… Employers and Corporations did not feel generous and decide to give you two days off every week to have a social/personal life. (We now call them weekends). Corporations did not just feel like being nice one day and give their employees paid vacations. CEOs didn’t …

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The Cost of a Decline in Unions by Nicholas Kristof

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Like many Americans, I’ve been wary of labor unions. Full-time union stagehands at Carnegie Hall earning more than $400,000 a year? A union hailing its defense of a New York teacher who smelled of alcohol and passed out in class, with even the principal unable to rouse her? A police …

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Victory! CWA Wins PPC for Union Time


Last March, State Personnel issued a Memorandum to CWA-covered agencies in the State that grievants could no longer be paid on the clock for meeting with their Union stewards or in face-to-face meetings. In response, the Union filed, a Prohibited Practices Complaint (PPC) with the Public Employee Labor Relations Board …

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Questioning “Right to Work” By Alicia Smith and Alan Webber

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Is “Right to Work” Right For New Mexico? By Alicia Smith and Alan Webber   Introduction   In 2015, with Republican Susana Martinez re-elected to a second term as New Mexico’s Governor and Republicans in control of the State House of Representatives for the first time since the Eisenhower 1950s,so-called …

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