AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER SERVICE EMPLOYEES
1409-C Plaza West Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27103
"Embracing Our Differences As We Grow Our Union"
by Derrick Hicks
Legislative/Political Action Committee Report
for September 2014 through 2015
This has been a busy year for our Local and for CWA regarding legislative and political events.
September 11-12, 2014 Rich Dennis, the Chairperson of our Legislative and Political Action Committee attended the 57th annual AFL-CIO State convention in Raleigh, N.C.
The next event was a CWA State level election year “boot camp” attended by Darryl Myers and Rich Dennis which was also held in Raleigh, N.C. September 29-30, 2014. The focus was the upcoming election as well as CWA efforts to defeat TPP (Tran Pacific Partnership).
On October 29, 2014 we had a scheduled election year literature hand out day in the reservation center break room in Winston-Salem, N.C. The information included candidate bios, voting rights including recent changes to N.C. voting laws. Unfortunately, the election resulted in the GOP winning control of the Senate and adding to their majority in the House of Representatives in DC. The GOP also won super majorities in the N.C. Legislature last year.
Part of our legislative and political activity includes belonging to a group named The Triad CLC (Central Labor Council). The CLC meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month except December.