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Senate GOP Kills Bill to Discourage Offshoring, Bring Back American Jobs

Ohio Senate candidate and Lt. Governor Lee Fisher joined CWA leaders Wednesday to condemn Senate Republicans for blocking a bill that would end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.

"Job creation is not a political game," Fisher said, describing how Republicans have abused the Senate rules to derail legislation that would help American workers and their families. "What was once a well intentioned rule to protect the minority party has become a partisan weapon of mass destruction."

Republicans Fail to Block New NMB Rule for Fair Union Elections

Despite their best efforts, Senate Republicans and three Democrats-in-name-only couldn't block new National Mediation Board rules that will finally bring democracy to union elections for flight attendants, passenger service agents and other airline and rail workers.

Civil Rights Conference Energizes Members to Fight for Progress in Tough Times

Progress and challenges were the twin focus of the 2010 CWA Civil Rights and Equity Conference, which drew more than 200 members and leaders to New Orleans last week.

The National Civil Rights and Equity Committee spent months planning the conference.

‘Citizens United’ Decision Allows Spread of Anonymous, Anti-Worker Network

A network of anti-worker, anti-union organizations is getting bigger and more aggressive as it spends hundreds of millions of dollars to steamroll America's working families, a new report from American Rights at Work.

Courts, NLRB Find for Guild Members in Three Critical Cases

Good news for TNG-CWA on three legal fronts: A precedent-setting win against the Chinese Daily News, an NLRB ruling in Puerto Rico and a judge's ruling on retiree health benefits in St. Louis.

Delta Flight Attendants: ‘I Voted for a Better Life!’

Delta flight attendants are sharing their stories of enthusiasm about having a union voice on the AFA-CWA Delta organizing website at www.deltaafa.org. Voting in the National Mediation Board election is underway and continues until 2 pm on Nov. 3.

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GOP Abuses Senate Rules to Block Nobel Economist from Federal Reserve Board

Proving there’s no end to the abuse of Senate rules, Alabama Republican Richard Shelby is refusing to lift his “hold” on Federal Reserve Board nominee Peter Diamond even though the acclaimed economist just won the 2010 Nobel Prize.

Julian Modjeski, 89, Retired AA to District 4 Vice President

Julian Modjeski, one of CWA’s longest-serving activists, died Sept. 17 at age 89. Modjeski joined CWA Local 5503 (now Local 4603) after going to work in 1947 for Wisconsin Telephone, where he was a PBX installer most of his career.

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