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New union hopes to help state workers (access required)

Chris Rossie, president of the local 7019 Communications Workers of America (Photo by Bill Coates)Representatives of two labor groups announced a plan to forge a single union to in hopes of raising bargaining leverage to improve what they perceive as poor working conditions and low employee pay. Members of the Communications Workers of America, which boasts ...

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