January 2023 Bargaining Round-Up
Aetos Systems, Inc.
Members working at Aetos Systems, Inc. ratified a five-year contract. CWA Local 2300 represents Aetos workers at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Congratulations to the Bargaining Team and members!
American Airlines – Passenger Service Agents
CWA-IBT Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations with American Airlines from January 17 to 19. Proposals were exchanged and a tentative agreement was reached on Article 23 – Uniforms, which provides an increase in the allowance for uniforms and staggers the mandatory purchase of uniforms for new hires. Check out all the report here.
The full bargaining schedule is as follows:
January 31-February 2
The Bargaining Team urges members to get involved and to keep sending mobilization photos to email@example.com.
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Benjamin Franklin Printing Co.
A one-year agreement between Benjamin Franklin Printing Company and CWA Local 2201 was ratified this month. Congratulations to the Bargaining Team and members!
Breezeline (formerly Atlantic Broadband)
Negotiations opened between Breezeline and CWA Local 13000’s Bargaining Committee this month. The Committee reported some early success in holding off some of the company demands, as well as productive talks over two days at the table. Bargaining resumes on February 21, 2023.
Reach out to the Local for the latest news.
Delaware State 911 and Civilian Workers
Negotiations continued in January with the State of Delaware over the 911 and Civilian Worker contracts. Reach out to CWA Local 13101 for the latest news.
This month, striking CWA members at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette launched a new radio ad that
features two supporters expressing their solidarity for the striking workers by canceling their subscription and withholding their advertisements from the paper. The supporters featured in the ad also condemn the company for cutting workers’ healthcare and denying workers a raise for 15 years despite the owners of the paper being worth millions of dollars. This is the latest effort by the striking workers who remain strong on the picket lines and continue to encourage readers to stand with the workers in their fight for dignity, respect, and fair treatment.
On Thursday, January 26, the NLRB issued a decisive victory to striking Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers: “ruling the newspaper didn’t negotiate in good faith, illegally imposed working conditions and unlawfully surveilled workers engaged in union activities.” Read the full article at Pittsburgh Union Progress and subscribe.
On the heels of the NLRB decision, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette strikers marked 100 days on the picket line with a rally. Unions and allies - including Mayor Ed Gainey, SEIU, Pittsburgh Starbucks Workers United, Steelworkers Union - gathered on Saturday, January 28 to demand a fair contract and to support strikers in CWA Locals 14827, 14842, Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, and Teamsters.