District 7 Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
August 24-26, 2014
Nearly 200 CWA District 7 Delegates and guests met
in Albuquerque August 24-26 for the 2014 CWA District 7 Conference.
Attendees heard from D-7 Vice President Mary Taylor and CWA President
Larry Cohen. U.S. Senator Tom Udall and U.S. Representative Michelle
Lujan Grisham also addressed the group.
Workshops were held on Organizing, Robert's Rules, Leadership
Development and Political Training. Additionally Angie Reef from AFA
Local 27071 (Frontier) and Juan Reynosa from the Southwest Organizing
Project (SWOP), were featured in our "Meet a Local" segment.
Highlights of the conference included a rally for fired T-Mobile workers
Amber Diaz and Josue Urrutia at the T-Mobile call center and numerous
ALS ice bucket challenges including one by CWA President Larry Cohen.
To view the photo album from the District 7 meeting,
please click here.
T-Mobile Rally in
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please click picture
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Watch as Larry Cohen gives a heart felt message
in support of ALS Research at the 2014 CWA District 7 Conference in
Legacy Qwest Retiree Health Care
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.
more and download this letter.
T-Mobile's Human Rights Abuses out of the