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In The News
Unions Win Court Ruling that
Chicago Pension Cuts are Unconstitutiona
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The City of Chicago's pension-cutting Senate Bill 1922 has been declared unconstitutional and void in its entirety. The ruling came July 24 from the Cook County Circuit Court in the Jones v. MEABF case brought by AFSCME and three other unions. The Court ruled that SB 1922's steep cuts to the pension benefits of active and retired participants in the city of Chicago Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund (MEABF) violate the state Constitution, which prohibits any measure that would diminish pension benefits already promised to active and retired public employees. Read more at: www.portside.org

Hearing Loss Association of America Walk 4 Hearing

Join the CWA Local 1180 Disability Committee on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Walk4Hearing. Chances are you or someone you know is affected by hearing loss. It's time to Step Up and help raise awareness of this issue. CWA Team Captain is Kathy Klem and Co-Captain is Norma Lynch. The 5K (3.1 mile) walk begins at Riverside Park at West 97th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:00 a.m. For more information and to register, visit http://hlaa.convio.net/goto/nycwalkcwa1180
CWA Statement on the Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear
Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association


Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association shows how extreme the assault on workers' bargaining rights has become. Read More

CWA Statement on the Ruling that Legalizes Gay Marriage in all 50 States
LGBTQ activists and their allies fought for years to gain the right for LGTBQ couples to marry. These couples and families were not asking for special rights, or different rights. They were simply asking for the same rights afforded to all other couples. Read More

Next Steps on Fast Track and TPP Fight
As expected, on Wednesday, the Senate approved Fast Track trade authority by a 60-38 vote. Separately, the House passed a bill extending Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers who lose their jobs because of trade; those bills were expected to get to the President's desk before Congress left town for its July 4 recess. Read More

CWA Convention Delegates Elect New National and District Leaders June 11, 2015
Christopher Shelton, vice president of CWA District 1 for 10 years, was elected CWA president by acclamation of delegates to the union's 75th convention in Detroit. Sara Steffens, who had been serving as secretary-treasurer of the Newsguild-CWA, was elected CWA secretary-treasurer. Read more

1180’s Important Milestone in Journey for Justice for Administrative Managers

We have reached an important milestone in our Journey to Justice for our Administrative Managers and all who will become Administrative Managers in the future. On Monday, April 6, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released determinations, in response to complaints filed by Communications Workers of America Local 1180, finding that there is reasonable cause to believe that New York City has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 in its employment of Administrative Managers. Read more

NY1 Online: President of CWA Local 1180 Talks Fight to Get Wages for City Employees
By Inside City Hall Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NY1 VIDEO: Errol Louis talked to Arthur Cheliotes, president of CWA Local 1180, about his fight to get wages for city employees, who claim they were denied fair pay. Watch video

EEOC Issues Probable Cause Finding That NYC Discriminates Against its Employees
Recommends City pay $246 million and make corrective reforms

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Local 1180 Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract
Local 1180 members have overwhelmingly ratified the MOA by a vote of 4723 in favor to 93 opposed. The ballots were tallied by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), which conducted the ratification vote by telephone and via the internet. Votes were counted on March 6, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The Union has sent a notification to the Office of Labor Relations notifying them of the ratification and requesting that they take immediate action to guarantee the prompt payment of increases and retroactive pay under the MOA for all agencies employing Career and Salary plan titles covered under the MOA.  

Local 1180 will continue negotiations on non-economic issues and provisions in the MOA on gain sharing and career opportunities and will report back to members with any further updates. Thanks to all those who voted in favor of the agreement.

Mayor de Blasio Wants to Know How You Would Make NYC Better
"What's your big idea for the future of New York City? Every four years, New York City updates PlaNYC to make sure that we're building toward a future that's resilient, sustainable, and makes sense for the lives of all New Yorkers. This year, we're making equity a lynchpin of PlaNYC -- and we've made the process more inclusive than ever before. Every New Yorker has a voice in this plan and can participate in building our city's future. What's your vision for New York City in the years and decades to come? Take this survey now to let us know.

http://v2.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/1f07/150208…

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