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
CWA 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.
We have been informed
by CenturyLink that under the terms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
any company that employs 50 or more people is required to provide
"affordable" healthcare. The law also requires that Company’s using
contractors that employ 50 or more require the contractor to provide
healthcare, otherwise the company utilizing the contractor could become
liable to do so. We understand that CenturyLink took steps last year to
renegotiate all contracts with their U.S. Vendors and Contractors to
require them to provide affordable health care to their employees who
perform work for CenturyLink business. They did not renew their
contracts with and will not use contractors who will not provide ACA-complaint
health care to their employees.
On June 5, 2014, Deutsche
Telekom, T Mobile's parent company, decided to vote
against a shareholder proposal that would have
brought T Mobile's intimidation of workers out of
the shadows and provided a comprehensive report
about labor rights violations to investors and
drivers in Denver have come from all over the
world to find opportunity in a country that
promised with hard work everyone can make a
living and provide for their family.
After a 5 year
vicious anti-union campaign, SuperShuttle and
its multi-national parent corporation Transdev
have unilaterally ended bargaining with these
drivers and implemented a contract that will cut
worker pay by 30%. This will push many drivers
below the poverty line. The drivers organized
for respect and a voice in their workplace and
the company responded with wage cuts that make
it hard for these drivers to survive. Read more on the
District news web page.
3. You can also help these drivers by
sending a message to the CEO of Transdev,
SuperShuttle’s multi-national parent company,
demanding fair treatment for their workers: http://cwa-union.org/lssupershuttle.
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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.