This past year I had the privilege of representing our local at Labors Joint Legislative Conference and CWA’s lobby day along with our locals Executive Vice President Rodney Gonzalez and our Secretary Tr

The Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of sixteen (16)
partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications will be available solely online for submission on the Foundation’s website at

The 2019 Union Plus Scholarship application is now open.
 Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019

The Union Plus Scholarship Program

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.3 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

Brothers and Sisters, this is all about SOLIDARITY. In the 1989 strike against
NYNEX, our Union Brother GERRY HORGAN was struck down and killed by a scab who
drove thru one of our picket lines. We have been asked why we wear RED on Thursday’s. First
and foremost it is to honor Gerry’s memory and pay respect to his sacrifice to each one of us that
day. Moreover, it is to show our SOLIDARITY and strength in the face of workplace challenges.
 Now picture this…it’s Thursday and you are a manager….You walk into the crew room, the

Local 6171 Union brother, Darryl Claussen, Jr., lost his son in the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School last week. We ask that you help our UNION brother and his family if you can by visiting the link below and contributing to assist him and his family through this dificult time.


The links below show CWA and labor's endorsed candidates. The candidates being recommended have been selected by a democratic process. Although the process for selecting a candidate is never perfect a lot of time and effort has gone into interviewing candidates and reviewing their individual positions and voting records on labor, community and family issue. Please don’t forget to VOTE on or before June 5th our future depends on it!