We are combining a social event with our next Membership Meeting:

When: Thursday March 13
Where: Barley’s Smokehouse, 1130 Dublin Road

Time: 4 – 5:30 pm Social Mixer
Meeting: 5:30 – 7 pm

Please join us for appetizers and a social gathering, followed by our Members’ Meeting. Agenda Items: Contract Negotiations, discussion of priorities.

Members can share their ideas and top priorities by emailing (be sure to include all three):
swilson@cwa4502.org; jbweber@cwa4502.org; gcastlin@cwa4502.org

In addition, Negotiation Team members will be visiting work sites to gather your input. Next up:

Friday, February 7
11:15 – 12:30
111 N Front Street
Hearing Room #204 (2nd Floor)

Please remember to wear your red every Thursday as a show of solidarity. Contract negotiations begin soon – to negotiate from a position of strength, we need your show of support and to keep our membership numbers high.

 

The corporate interests behind the JANUS lawsuit will be relentless in trying to further take away our voice but we know how to fight back.

Following the JANUS Supreme Court decision, anti-worker groups are
planning to contact you and your coworkers to encourage you to drop your CWA membership. We’ve seen them use these tactics before, following a previous anti-worker ruling in the public sector. These groups contacted members by phone, showed up outside worksites and went door to door trying to trick us with slick propaganda and promises of “raises” by keeping your union dues.

WHO IS FUNDING THIS?
The corporate interests behind this lawsuit are the same ones funding the campaign to get you to drop your union membership.

WHY DO THEY CARE IF I DROP MY UNION MEMBERSHIP?
They care because they want to weaken our rights at work and lessen our political involvement. The 1% isn’t just attacking our voice, they want to defund the public sector and reduce the services they provide. They want to reduce our wages, attack our benefits and seek to privatize public sector services.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THEY CONTACT ME?
DON’T SIGN ANYTHING. Don’t fill out any of their forms, sign any documents, or give them any information.
ASK WHO THEY ARE
You have the right to ask what organization is trying to lower your wages and take away your benefits.
COLLECT AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU CAN
Write down what they tell you, keep any documents they give you and pass them along to your steward. Any information on these groups & their activities is helpful.

NOTIFY YOUR STEWARD
If you are contacted, ask to be removed from their contact list and notify your steward: https://www.cwa4502.org/about-us/

Scholarship Award Amounts
Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study at a university, college, trade or technical school beginning in the Fall of 2020.

Eligibility
Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31 of the scholarship year.

Evaluation Criteria
This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score.

Application Timeline
Applications are available starting in mid-June, and a complete application must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 31st of the scholarship year.

In 2018, 115 union members and union family members were awarded $150,000 in Union Plus Scholarships, ranging from $500 to $4,000.
In 2019, 108 union members and union family members were awarded $170,000 in Union Plus Scholarships.

To apply, visit https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships

 

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Starting on November 8, 2019 our new address is 399 E. Main St., Suite 200 Columbus, OH 43215.