CWA/ AT&T Bargaining Bulletin #28

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CWA/ AT&T Bargaining Bulletin #28

May 5, 2016

Corey Paige – Honorary CWA Union Member

 

Last Friday night while out to eat dinner, the Bargaining Team met a guy named Corey Paige who recognized the CWA Logo on our clothing.  Corey reminisced with us that his parents were CWA members in the San Diego area. He remembers his parents being on strike and walking the picket line with his parents and his brothers.  He is one of five children.  Corey told us he remembers the sacrifices his family had to make.

Corey’s parents never crossed the picket lines.  They taught the family to respect the Union and to never cross a Union picket line.  This was the 1980’s when there were two strikes against Pacific Telephone/Pacific Bell.  Corey’s parents were on strike for 2 weeks in 1983 and 3weeks in 1989.

Corey is a member of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and his brother is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and they are proud of their Union Heritage!

Our Brothers and Sisters who came before us made many sacrifices to achieve the wages and benefits we enjoy today.  Their struggle was for all of us.  They struck for Healthcare; they struck for appropriate wages for work.

 These workers MOBILIZED and STOOD UNITED and WON!

Now it’s Our Turn.  We must Mobilize and Stand United

Contact your Union Local and get involved in Mobilization 

One Voice! One Union!

All official negotiation and mobilization information will be delivered on the District 9 website. (www.district9.cwa-union.org), Local Websites and email lists.

Your Bargaining Committee