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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FYI: State of New Mexico Contract Negotiations

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Contract Negotiations between the Union and the State, as you may be aware, have not occurred for some time. The contract, dated 2009-2011, is still in full force and effect. The State’s position is that we are at impasse, but we believe we are not. We still are miles apart …

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Larry Cohen: Which side are you on?


American workers, who are fighting every day for their livelihoods and a fair wage, aren’t going to sit by as President Obama finalizes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, CWA President Larry Cohen told The Ed Show. “Millions of us have to stand up and say, ‘No,’” said Cohen, noting that workers are …

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Labor Board Orders CNN to Rehire 100 Fired Employees

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The National Labor Relations Board has ordered CNN to rehire 100 workers and compensate 200 others for a labor dispute that originated in 2003. The 11-year dispute stems from CNN’s decision to replace a unionized subcontractor called Team Video Services, which provided the network with audio and video technicians, with …

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Robin Williams Supported Union Members


SAG-AFTRA Statement on the Loss of Robin Williams     Robin was a SAG member since 1977. CWA Local 7076 joins all of America in mourning a great actor and great union brother. From the “The Academe Blog“: “Since his death, it has become clear that, in contrast to his …

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UNION BENEFITS YOU CAN USE RIGHT NOW AND SAVE $$$!!! DID YOU KNOW? Average CWA 7076 member dues: $480 per year.    Potential member savings: $4,179.05 per year. You can save huge amounts of money by participating in programs that are only available to Union Members!!  You probably won’t take advantage …

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Enhanced Credit Card Program for CWA Members


CWA members are eligible to apply for a credit card that puts union solidarity in their back pocket. CWA Credit Cards offer special hardship grants to help eligible cardholders in their time of need, providing more than $2.1 million to help union cardholders facing job loss, disability, union-sanctioned strike, and …

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Report from PERA June 26, 2014


The following proposal passed the PERA Board 9-3 regarding Rule 600, part-time service credit: Members who are vested (5 years) on June 30, 2014 will be grandfathered under the current rules governing part-time service credit. Non-vested, part-time employees will be subject to a higher threshold of hours worked (30) to …

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