Today marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Gerry Horgan. Horgan, a 34-year-old member and chief steward of CWA Local 1103, was struck and killed by a car that drove into a picket line during the 1989 NYNEX strike.
At his funeral, a line of thousands of CWA members wearing red stretched for more than a mile along the route to the church. Today, and every Thursday, CWA members wear red to honor Gerry's memory and to show that we are united in the fight for justice for all working people.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our faithful union brother, Roger Foster, passed away from cancer this morning (July 31) after a long, brave fight. Please keep him and his family in your hearts. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/rogerfoster to help support this wonderful man and his family. RIP Roger Foster
Please plan to attend our Town Hall telephone call regarding Windstream's bankruptcy, on April 11, at 6 p.m. You may submit any questions to the Union Hall, and we will forward them to the telecom and technology department in Washington, D.C. The questions will be added to the agenda, if received in a timely manner. The call may be heard at the Union Hall, 2448 “N” Street. Call in number will be provided when it becomes available.
The L. K. Emry scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year is now taking applications. There will be one $500 scholarship awarded and presented to the recipient.
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 February 1, 2019.
Applications are available at the Lincoln Central Labor Union and can be mailed or emailed to you by calling 402-466-5444 or 402-429-5928.