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January 3, 2018 — News

LifePath Tentative Agreement Ratified

The CWA Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that by a vote of the membership at LifePath, our new Collective Bargaining Agreement has been accepted and ratified!

December 7, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Final Report

Read the Bargaining Team's the highlights of the Tentative Agreement made with LifePath on Friday, December 1, 2017. Be sure to attend one of the contract explanation meetings scheduled this month in preparation for the ratification vote on January 3, 2018.

December 1, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 12

After a week of intense discussions in an attempt to reach and fair and equitable agreement, your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with LifePath late Friday, December 1, 2017. 

November 27, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 11

Bargaining with LifePath resumed on Monday, November 28, 2017 in Allentown. Both parties re-stated their positions and came to agreement on several working condition items that were still open on the table.

November 10, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 10

The PA State Legislature has passed, and Governor Wolf has signed legislation providing funding for the State Budget on October 30, 2017. The parties have agreed to modify our temporary extension to expire December 8, 2017.

September 29, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 9

LifePath bargaining resumed on Friday, September 29 in Allentown after a contentious session on Wednesday. The parties have agreed to a temporary extension of the current contract until 21 days after the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has funded the budget or January 5, 2018, whichever occurs earlier.

September 27, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 8

Bargaining with LifePath resumed Monday and a normal pace towards settlement carried through Tuesday. Although there were several issues to be resolved, your committee was confident a fair settlement could be reached on time.  Then the sun rose on Wednesday and the bargaining careened off the road.

September 25, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 7

The CWA Local 13500 Bargaining team met last Thursday, September 21, with LifePath and passed a comprehensive proposal for settlement that addressed wages, Medical Benefits, and a host of other important issues the members have requested improvements in.

September 12, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 6

Negotiations between the CWA Bargaining Team and LifePath resumed yesterday, September 11, 2017 in Allentown.

August 28, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 5

Bargaining between LifePath and CWA Local 13500 reconvened today in Allentown, PA. Discussions over the state of the LifePath Medical Plan was the main topic.

August 17, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 4

Bargaining between CWA and LifePath resumed on Thursday, August 17. LifePath shared some of their cost estimates related to some of the Unions proposals.

August 16, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 3

The CWA bargaining team and LifePath met and exchanged responses proposals on Thursday, August 3.

July 12, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 2

Bargaining resumed with LifePath. With the contract expiration date of September 30, 2017 fast approaching, now is when the hard work begins. We need every member to engage in this process and let LifePath Management know you deserve a fair and equitable contract.

June 15, 2017 — News

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 1

CWA and LifePath met today to formally open bargaining to renew the contract, which expires on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

June 11, 2015 — News

Fast Track S.O.S.

It's now or never. It's Sink Or Swim time to defeat Fast Track on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Call your Representative NOW: 888-966-9836

June 9, 2015 — News

Communications Workers of America Elect New National and District Leaders

Results have been posted for national and district CWA officer elections. There will be a runoff election for District 3 Vice President.

May 4, 2015 — News

TPP Rally in Harrisburg, PA

Opponents to Fast Track and TPP trade deal are welcome to attend a rally in Harrisburg, PA on Thursday, May 7th to let Senator Toomey know he can still redeem himself.

April 27, 2015 — News

CWA's STOP THE TPP Local Resources Page

STOP THE TPP provides flyers, fact sheets, and other materials from CWA to help Locals to get the word out to your members.

March 26, 2015 — News

Workers? Memorial Day

The theme this year when CWA activists and other unions observe Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 will be "Speak Out for Safe Jobs. Protect Workers Now" as workers step up the fight for safe workplaces and remember fellow workers killed, injured and made sick on the job.

January 14, 2015 — News

LifePath, Inc: Contract Ratified

LifePath bargaining unit members of CWA Local 13500 ratified their contract on January 13, 2015.

November 24, 2014 — News

CWA - LifePath Bargaining Report: Tentative Agreement Reached

CWA - LifePath, Inc. Bargaining update dated Monday, November 24, 2014: Tentative Agreement reached.

September 30, 2014 — News

CWA - LifePath Bargaining Report - 09/30/2014

CWA - LifePath, Inc. Bargaining update dated Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

August 22, 2014 — News

2014 CWA District 2-13 Leadership Conference

Register now for the District 2-13 Leadership Conference is scheduled from October 13 through October 15, 2014 in Williamsburg, VA.

May 29, 2014 — News

Cohen: ?We Need A Common Narrative?

New populism necessitates movement building, CWA President Larry Cohen said. "New populism can't just be the sum of the parts. We have to really struggle beyond our parts," he said, speaking at a Campaign for America's Future event focused on strategies for educating, energizing and mobilizing around an agenda for economic change.