CWA 1122 VNA Newsletter August 6, 2014
WE’VE WORKED HARD…NOW IT’S TIME TO PLAY!
The annual Western New York Area Labor Federation (WNYALF) Labor Day Parade/Picnic takes place on Monday, September 1, 2014 and do yourself and your family a big favor and plan on attending!
The Picnic will be held at Cazenovia Park from 1:00 to 4:00 free for your entire family! There will be catered FOOD, live bands, games, give-aways, and entertainment.
The parade itself starts at 12 Noon. We’ll march down from Abbott and Stevenson St. with a route from Abbott to Cazenovia and on to Legion Drive ending in Cazenovia Park.
For members who would like to march with us we will meet at the corner of Abbott Rd. and Stevenson St. at 11:30 am.
We look forward to celebrating our solidarity this day with our family, friends, and sisters and brothers of the labor movement here in WNY.
As a Union we not only represent our interests in the workplace, but we must also have solidarity on legislative issues that guide our everyday lives. We all need to be informed when it comes to electing our leaders. We need to support representatives in our government who have the interests of the 99% at heart. There are issues that affect us that cannot be decided at our bargaining table, but only through the process of legislation can justice be obtained.
This upcoming fall election is very important for the 99%ers to have the Democrats gain the majority of the New York State Senate. Recently, the CWA introduced the Safe Patient Handling Act that became law, which took 8 years to pass because of Republican opposition. If the Democrats had the Senate it would have been done in 2 years. The Democrats support the 99%ers while the Republicans support the 1%ers. Who should we support?
Not only as union members but as responsible citizens it is our duty to become engaged in these politics. One of our own brothers, Peter Sikora is running for the State Assembly downstate, and although none of us live in his district to vote for him, we can be supportive. Go, Peter, go! Win it for all of us.
“Support the 99% - it makes mathematical sense.” - author unknown
VNA Unit Mobilization Committee
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