Communications Workers of America 
Local 1115
P.O. Box 502
             Springville, NY 14141
              email- contactus@cwa1115.org
                      
 

12/4/2020 31st Anniversary 1989 Strike Settlement

Where were you 31 years ago?


In 1989 60,000 CWA and IBEW members took on the company in a historic strike. It took a lot of hardship and sacrifice. But after 17 weeks, union members won and we protected our jobs and benefits. December 4th is the 31st year anniversary of the end of the 1989 strike. Our jobs, and customers’ access to quality services are on the line. It’s time to stand united for our future.

Buyer Beware 7/18/17

AT&T wireless employees across the country are gravely concerned that the company’s increased reliance on outsourced retail operations is lowering standards for both customers and workers. A survey of over 1,300 AT&T corporate employees found serious problems with third party dealers.

Third-party cell phone dealers, known as “authorized retailers,” look the same as corporate-run stores, but behind the logo there are substantial differences in training, compensation and incentive pay, all of which may lead to worse outcomes for customers and employees at the dealer-run stores. Customers regularly complain that dealers fail to disclose the terms of a sale and sign up customers for plans without their knowledge.

Message from Chris Shelton May 2017

A statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on today's House vote on health care legislation: 

Today's vote told us everything we need to know about the Republican members of the House of Representatives who supported this bill. They voted to strip basic health care protections from working families and allow insurance companies to sell health care plans that don't cover essential care or necessary treatment like chemotherapy.

They voted to allow the states to do away with coverage for pre-existing medical conditions. That means premium costs for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions would explode, and millions more will find it impossible to obtain health care at any price. 

This isn’t a health care bill – it’s a half a billion dollar tax cut for corporations, insurance executives, and the wealthiest Americans. At least 24 million people will lose their health care and Americans age 50 and older will see their costs skyrocket under the "age tax" the bill institutes, all to provide a big tax break for corporations and the wealthy.

Union members fortunate enough to keep their coverage will be punished with higher costs under the "Cadillac tax" that Republicans left in place. Thousands of members of my union and other health care workers will lose their jobs.

This legislation is built on lies, and the American people know it. Come Election Day in 2018, many Republican House members will realize how badly they miscalculated today. The House leadership and the Republican members who supported this bill ignored their constituents, and they will pay the price. We expect that members of the U.S. Senate won't make the same mistake.

Health Care May 2017

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) vs/ Wealthcare Proposal 

Republican leaders are considering a vote in the House soon to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and pass a bill that's bad news for working families. In order to win the votes of the extreme right they are now planning to allow insurance companies to charge whatever they want to people with pre-existing conditions and to sell junk health insurance.

Costs for people with pre-existing conditions would skyrocket, working people over age 50 would pay a big "age tax," and many couldn't buy any insurance at all. Insurance companies would be able to sell health care plans that don’t cover essential care or allow for necessary treatment like chemotherapy.

As the New York Times health insurance analyst wrote: “…the proposed changes would effectively cast the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing conditions provision aside.” A vote could happen in the House of Represensatives as soon as Wednesday. 

Take Action! Call your Representative now:  1-855-980-2346

You can tell them: “Hello, my name is (...) and I’m a constituent. I’m calling to ask the Congressperson to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. We should be making sure more people can afford health care, not gutting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

Click Here for the Healthcare Fact Sheet and a Call to Action to call your Representative!!!

Hamilton Nolan Writes:

Union Workers Make More Money

On a very basic level, unions are a mechanism that allow workers to get a larger portion of the money generated by a business for themselves. Absent an organized workforce that is able to assert its power through collective bargaining, that extra money tends to go to executives and managers at the very top of a company, or to outside investors, rather than to the mass of workers. >>> Read More


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Never Forget

As we mark the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, please take a moment of silence and reflection to remember those who died on that day and to keep their families and loved ones in your thoughts. 

Sadly, we also mourn the loss of our CWA members who have died since that day as a result of 911-related illnesses. With respect and sorrow, we post this list of our CWA brothers and sisters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. 

Patricia Cushing  
Local 1023 (District 1) | United Flight 93 
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Niurka Davila
Local 1077 (District 1) | WTC North Tower 
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Donald DiFranco
NABET-CWA Local 16 (District 1) | WTC North Tower (ABC transmitter)
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Mary Jones
Local 1032 (District 1) | WTC North Tower
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Jane Orth
Local 1365 (District 1) | American Flight 11
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William Steckman
NABET-CWA Local 11 (District 1) | WTC North Tower (NBC transmitter)
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Lisa Treretola
Local 1032 (District 1) | WTC North Tower 
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Donna Bowen
Local 2336 (District 2-13) | Pentagon (Verizon)
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Thomas Pecorelli
NABET-CWA Local 53 (District 9) | American Flight 11 
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Robert J. Fangman
AFA-CWA | United Flight 175 Flight Attendant 
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Amy N. Jarret
AFA-CWA | United Flight 175 Flight Attendant 
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Amy R. King
AFA-CWA | United Flight 175 Flight Attendant 
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Kathryn LaBorie
AFA-CWA | United Flight 175 Flight Attendant 
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Alfred G. Marchand
AFA-CWA | United Flight 175 Flight Attendant 
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Michael C. Tarrou
AFA-CWA | United Flight 175 Flight Attendant 
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Alicia N. Titus
AFA-CWA | United Flight 175 Flight Attendant 
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Lorraine G. Bay
AFA-CWA | United Flight 93 Flight Attendant 
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Sandra Bradshaw
AFA-CWA | United Flight 93 Flight Attendant 
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Wanda Green
AFA-CWA | United Flight 93 Flight Attendant 
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CeeCee Lyles
AFA-CWA | United Flight 93 Flight Attendant 
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Deborah Welsh
AFA-CWA | United Flight 93 Flight Attendant 
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In solidarity, 
Dennis Trainor 
CWA District 1 Vice President

Weingarten Rights

Your Weingarten Rights

With the constant attacks companies are making on our rights, please review and remember your Weingarten Rights!!
If you are called into a meeting by any company manager or corporate security please tell them...
"If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union Representative, Officer, or Steward be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions"