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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 which 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
EEOC Issues Probable Cause Finding That NYC Discriminates Against its Employees
Recommends City pay $246 million and make corrective reforms
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Get to Know our Partner in Higher Education -- The Joseph Murphy Institute
Learn more about their programs in Urban & Community Studies, Labor Studies, and Workforce Development. You are invited to their Open House on Monday, June 1, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at 25 W. 43rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues on the 18th floor.
The Murphy Institute is where 1180 Members can go to:
- Finish College – Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees
- Get Professional Certificates
- Build Leadership Skills for our Union and Communities
- Receive Academic Skills Support and Advising
- Explore Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Read about our own 1180 Member - Jeyakumary Jeganathan – and her journey of academic success!
Remember, Local 1180 will cover tuition for 24 designated credits and fees (Urban or Labor Studies related) and/or $200 per semester plus activity fees. We know it’s a good investment for us — it’s time to invest in yourself. For Program and June 1st Open House details, click here.
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.
Update on Anthem Cyber Attack
You are probably aware that Anthem, Inc. publicly reported that it was the victim of a cyber attack. Initially and most importantly, since this incident did not involve data possessed by the Fund, it is not required to take any action. According to Anthem, its initial investigation indicates that the member data accessed in the attack included names, ID numbers, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and employment information, including income data. Anthem advised that it took immediate action to secure its data, contacted the FBI, and retained the assistance of a cyber security firm. Anthem has notified employers and other plan sponsors of the attack and advised that it began sending emails directly to members on February 18, 2015 with information about identity protection and credit monitoring services as required by state laws. The materials provided to Anthem clients refer to a website -- www.Anthemfacts.com -- and telephone number 1-877-263-7995 for members to call with questions and learn how to enroll in the free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services. For a full question and answer from Anthem, click here.
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.