Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Brittney (Byford) Russell (19), a Union sister in Dallas, TX Local 6215. She was involved in a fatal car accident on Monday driving home from work after 1am. It was her first day in the field as a U-Verse Wire Technician.
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Steward Training will be held tomorrow night (8/20/2013) at 7:00pm at
Round Table Pizza at 4200 Gosford Rd #101
Bakersfield, CA 93313
If you are a steward or would like to be a steward please
attend. Please send Chris Golden an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or text (661-428-1052) to let him know you are attending so we can make sure we
have enough food for the meeting.
Please read below about how Bakersfield made history.
Aug 15, 2013
It was the largest caravan in California history.(*)
Thousands of workers and immigrant-rights advocates from dozens of
California cities traveled by bus, car and motorcycle to Bakersfield to call on
GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path to
citizenship. McCarthy, the third-ranking Republican in the House, serves as
majority whip and has a huge influence over whether immigration reform will get
CWA locals 9003, 9423, 9408, 9416, 9415, 9505, 9509, 9412, 9511,
9586, 9119, 59053 and 9510 joined other labor unions, faith organizations,
students, LGBT groups, human rights leaders, elected officials and other allies
on "The Path to Citizenship Goes through Bakersfield." Activists ended
their caravan in a city park before marching to McCarthy's office.(*)
It was the latest action in a series of rallies, sit-ins and
protests across the country, as Republican lawmakers visit their home districts
during the August recess.