It's Party Time

Jim Craig and Karen Stump are planning a party at the Union Hall, 2448 "N" Street. Just a fun get-together of members and retired members, and guests. Everyone is welcome. They plan to have Val's pizza and salad; however, a $5 donation at the door will help with costs. The party is going to be on Friday, February 26,
from 5-9 p.m.

Please RSVP by February 22, so they have an idea of how much food to get. You can call 402.476.7470 and leave a message or send an email to

Thank you!!



Yes, you read that right!! Everyone who attends the TPP rally in Omaha this Wednesday, January 13th will eat lunch free, provided by your CWA Local 7470.

Rally in Omaha for President Obama's Visit

Your CWA Local 7470 is looking for people to hold banners and signs for a rally outside of the UNO-Baxter arena this Wednesday, January 13, where the President is speaking. We will meet at the local 7400 building on 44th and Frances at 12:00 noon. We will have a rally there and then carpool to UNO, where President Obama is speaking. The union will reimburse lost wages and mileage to participants. (Contact the union hall at 402.476.7470 after you attend the rally to seek your reimbursement.)  Thank you for your help in this important endeavor.

Members and Retired Members!!!

Calling all members and retired members!! If you, or someone you know, has been laid off from the phone company and then called back to work at a later date, please call the union hall at 402.476.7470. I am here from 9-1 M-F. We have two questions we would like to ask you. Thank you!!

Holiday Party

The Union (Local 7470) would like to invite all members and retired members to a Holiday Party on Friday, January 8, 2016. Come around 5:15 p.m., bring a guest if you would like to, and have some fun!

Claud Clary turns 90

One of our very important past members, Claud Clary, is celebrating his 90th birthday on November 22, 2015. There is a card shower for him and if you would like to send a card his address is:


Claud Clary

8032 E. Frito Dr.

Mesa, AZ 85208-5907


Claud was instrumental in securing our present Union hall and, as our treasurer, allowing us to be financially stable and secure for 40 years.


Key Facts About Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in Nebraska

Social Security Works for Nebraska's Residents and Economy
*           Social Security provided benefits to 326,078 Nebraskans in 2014, 1 in 6 (17.3 percent) residents.
*           Nebraskans received Social Security benefits totaling $4.7 billion in 2014, an amount equivalent
            to 5.3 percent of the state's total personal income.
*           The average Social Security benefit in Nebraska was $14,411 in 2013.
*           Social Security lifted 101,000 Nebraskans out of poverty in 2013.

Union Made Candy

The following Halloween treats are union made and we strongly suggest you support these companies when buying your Halloween candy this year:

Baby Ruth


Candy House Buttons


Clark Bar

5th Avenue chocolate bar

Ghirardelli Chocolates

Halloween Candy Corn (Herman Goelitz Company)

Hershey's Products

Jelly Belly's Candy Company

Pearson's Candy Company

Nestle Company

Anabelles Candy Company

Frito-Lay (Some products made abroad, check the label for country of origin)

L.K. Emry Memorial Labor Education Scholarship

Applications are being taken for the L.K. Emry Memorial Labor Education Scholarship for the 2015-2016 School Year. There will be one $550 scholarship awarded and presented to the recipient at the Al Bauer Banquet. Any University of Nebraska or High School Student who is or has a parent, grandparent, or guardian who is a member of one of the recognized Nebraska AFL-CIO Labor unions is eligible to apply. Application deadline is December 1, 2015. Applications are available at your local union hall, 2448 "N" Street.