News

January 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 6

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

August 28, 2017

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

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

LifePath 2017 Bargaining: Report 3

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

July 12, 2017

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

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

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

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.

June 3, 2015

URGENT ACTION: Stop Fast Track Today

Call your Representative today and tell him or her to oppose Fast Track/TPP.

May 4, 2015

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

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

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.

March 25, 2015

75th CWA CONVENTION

View the convention website for more information: cwa-union.org/convention
January 14, 2015

LifePath, Inc: Contract Ratified

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

November 24, 2014

CWA - LifePath Bargaining Report: Tentative Agreement Reached

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