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COOKOUT IN SEPTEMBER
Union Brothers and Sisters, as we promised in the November/December,2008 issue of your newsletter, there will be a Cookout this September. The dust has finally settled on the national and state elections, your CWA/OSU union contract.. The mobilization plan is on it's feet and running, and our communications efforts are in full swing.

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'This is Exactly the Time for Employee Free Choice'
Speaking to more than 3,000 progressive activists at the Campaign for America's Future conference, CWA International President Larry Cohen reminded participants just how tough the Senate vote on the Employee Free Choice Act will be.

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Workers Seeking to Organize Face More Intimidation Than Ever
A new study by labor expert Kate Bronfenbrenner shows that private sector employers are more likely than ever to interrogate, threaten and even fire workers who try to form unions.

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GOT AN O.U.C.H.? Remember to think "Our Union Can Help"
Terryl Davis, CWA 4501 Lead Chief Steward in FOD, was approached by a member who had been verbally reprimanded by his zone leader, Mark Soliday, during the member's lunch break. The zone leader had reprimanded the member in a "very demeaning, hostile and disrespectful fashion".

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