UPTE Weekly Update – Week of 9/20

Please find this week’s UPTE Update below.

Labor Movement Headlines

“We Are Emptying Out Their Shelves”: Nabisco Workers’ 5-Week Strike Won by Shutting Down Business as Usual – In These Times 

After Voting Down Four Tentative Agreements, Washington Carpenters Strike – Labor Notes 


UPTE’s CWA Convention Delegates

The CWA Delegate Election Committee for UPTE-CWA 9119 submits the following members, who have met all nomination criteria to be CWA Convention Delegates. 

UPTE’s Systemwide Executive Board has approved sending all eligible nominees, eliminating the need for an election.

Congratulations to the 2021 CWA Convention Delegates!:

Dan Russell

Hypatia Ostojic

Lisa Kermish

Brenna Rizan

Jamie McDole

Joaquin Chavez

Elizabeth Milos

Amy Fletcher

Elizabeth Geno

Erich Wise

Jonathan Elder

Tom Godfrey

Matthew Stephen

Judd Laraway

Matias Campos

Samantha Warsh

Enrique Trinidad

Grant Speich 


In solidarity, 

CWA Delegate Election Committee for UPTE:

Jodi Baker

Robyn Miles

Ruby Miller

Greg Wine


CWA Solidarity Actions

Last Thursday, Frontier workers in California held an informational picket to put pressure on the company to bargain a fair contract with the union. CWA represents nearly 2,000 members in California whose current contract with Frontier California expired on September 4, 2021. The contract expiration came a day after CWA members at Frontier voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike after being fed up by continued delaying tactics and retrogressive proposals from the company. The strike authorization vote gives the union the ability to strike at any moment, if needed. The picket, organized by CWA Local 9586, was part of the effort to increase pressure on management to do the right thing and prioritize workers over profit. Frontier workers across the state continue to mobilize and fight for a fair contract.


UPTE Resolution on COVID-19 Vaccination

UPTE’s Executive Board has passed a resolution in support of COVID-19 vaccination. Read the full resolution here: 



UPTE Peace and Justice Committee

The UPTE Peace Justice Committee and California Jewish Voice for Peace chapters co-host:


Gaza Fights for Freedom

followed by Q&A from Director and Co-producer: Abby Martin and Mike Prysner

September 25th @5pm PST/8pm EST 

Register for zoom link here


Call for UPTE Photos

We here at UPTE are looking for photos of our members to use in communications materials. We want shots of members working. Do you have any of these photos? If you do, please send them to info@upte-cwa.org

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