CWA District 7 is one of the eight geographical
districts that make up Communications Workers of America, one of the
largest unions in Northern America, representing 700,000
workers in public and private sector employment.
District 7 has over one hundred seventy chartered Local unions, and
is responsible for negotiating contracts with over one hundred fifty
employers. We represent workers in telecommunications, state and local government, healthcare, education, newspapers and print shops,
flight attendants, law enforcement, manufacturing and more.
There has been much
discussion at the bargaining table regarding the number
of issues our members are having with the new SAP
payroll system. The bargaining Committee has set up a
quick survey to allow us to gauge how significant the
The survey link for the
Payroll Issues (all members):
and guests from across District 7 met in Minneapolis August 18-21
for our annual Conference. Speakers included: CWA Chief of Staff Ron
Collins Telecomm & Technologies Vice President Ralph Maly; TNG
President Bernie Lunzer ; and CWA President Larry Cohen.
Workshops were held on: Health & Safety, Grievance Handling and
Movement Building. Bargaining Unit meetings were also convened for:
DEX; AT&T; AT&T Mobility; Public, Healthcare, and Education Workers;
and Frontier, Verizon, and Windstream.
Conference participants joined with Minnesota activists for an
anti-Trans Pacific Partnership rally held in downtown Minneapolis
where Larry Cohen was a featured speaker.