13101 News Archive

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    Frontier Strike and Steward Training

    As you are all probably aware Frontier went on strike on Sunday at 12:01 AM. 1,400 working families in West Virginia and Virginia are affected by this strike. We will keep you updated on its progress. On February 22, I am proud to report that we had a successful shop stewards training. Below you...

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    Using Skype to Engage Distant Members

    Technology has helped to democratize many different industries. Now anyone with a cellphone can be a journalist. Twitter has helped spark revolutions all over the world and Skype is helping some unions get their members more involved.  Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 13101 represents...

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    Rally Against Janus Saturday

    On Saturday, February 24th, union members around the country will be holding rallies to protest the upcoming Janus v AFSCME Supreme Court case. Simply put, this case will make all public sector jobs Right to Work. For our union it would allow our public employee members to opt out of paying dues...

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    Update on Election Results

    Below are the results of the recent Local 13101 election Jim Ryan- 77% of votes counted. Jim Hummell- 23% of votes counted.   Jim Hummel appealed the election results to the Local 13101 election committee. The committee found the appeal to have no validity and contain nothing that would have...

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    Bargaining Updates

    Avaya Bargaining Unit; On 1/29/18 we reached a CBA extension until September 21, 2019. The extension maintains all current CBA provisions and provides a 2.8% wage increase across the board.   Verizon Bargaining Unit; Scott Perlot went back to work on Monday January 29,2018 as a splicer for Verizon...

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    Vote No to Right to Work in Delaware

    The Delaware Business Times is conducting an online survey on whether Delaware should become a Right To Work state. Please click on the link below.  It will take you to the Business Times article that has the link to the survey (at the end of the article) and please vote ‘no.’  Feel free to pass...

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    Strengthen Our Unions Before Trump's Janus

    The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case on February 26th. A decision on the case is expected in June. Over the next six months, public sector unions from across the country are racing to limit any impact the case may have. Here are some of the strategies that...

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    Right to Work Defeated

    Another year is here and once again the union movement in Delaware is fighting off attacks from anti-union forces. Today it was Sussex County, where anti-union groups tried to pass right to work. Thankfully union members from different sectors came together to let the county officials know that we...

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    Fill out the AFL-CIO survey

    This past year was filled with ups and downs for working people. No matter where you live or what type of work you do for a living, one thing is clear: Working people need to stick together and build power like never before in 2018. Share your feedback with us now, so we can be most effective.  ...

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    Janus Looms as Next Battle

    In March of 2016, the United States Supreme Court rendered a split 4-4 ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.  The plaintiff, in that case, was asking the court to find that employees represented by a union did not have to pay a fee for the benefits provided to them by that...

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    Contract Reached at AT&T

    After 10 months of contentious negotiations, a contract has been reached between the United States only union wireless carrier, AT&T, and the Communications Workers of America (CWA).     The deal covers 21,000 of its wireless-support and retail workers across 36 states in AT&T's Mobility...

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    Tell Congress: We Can Save Call Center Jobs

    In the past few years, thousands of customer service jobs in the United States have disappeared. But demand isn't shrinking and profits aren't down. Companies already making billions off of U.S. consumers are shipping good jobs overseas to call centers in Mexico, India, and the Philippines. These...

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    Our Union Family Stands United

    "Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people, and to remember what other people have done for you; to ignore what the world owes you, and to think what you owe the world; to put your rights in the background, and your duties in the middle distance, and your chances to do a little...

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is here again. There is no better time to think of the reasons why you are thankful over this long holiday weekend. As union members, there is a lot to be thankful for like our wages and benefits. We can also be thankful in knowing that thanks to our union and the solidarity of our...

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    Election Results

    On Thursday, November 16th, election results were confirmed by the election committee of: Nancy Crowder- Chair Brett Murray Bert Sadowski Deborah Hughes   Below are the results. Thank you to all of the members who took the time to vote and thank you to the election committee for overseeing the...

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    Happy Labor Day Local 13101!

    Labor Day is known more for than just a day to grill and cook hot dogs and hamburgers. This extended weekend leads many Americans to go travel and celebrate this symbolic day. It was not until 1938 that the first federally mandated wage of $0.25 was signed into law. The Union movement has...

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