Fifty years ago, more than 200,000 people gathered in the nation’s capital to demand civil liberty and economic opportunity for all. The march was the largest demonstration for jobs and freedom in the country’s history, and it was there that Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his celebrated “I Have a Dream” speech.
This Saturday, civil rights, [...]
Washington, D.C. – CWA issued this statement on today’s Federal Communications Commission vote to update the E-rate program:
CWA supports the FCC’s action today to modernize the E-rate program to help provide faster Internet and telecommunications services to our nation’s schools and libraries. We are particularly encouraged by the FCC’s goal of ensuring higher capacity networks [...]
May 23, 2013
A Senate committee cleared all five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, sending them to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.
“Workers can’t afford to wait any longer,” said CWA President Larry Cohen. “For 80 million Americans in the private sector, it’s all they have. The NLRB is the only [...]
May Day NYC – click image to see more pictures.
Across the country, union members joined with people of faith, immigrant families and community activists on May Day to stand up for commonsense immigration reform. In NYC the celebration started in Union Square and ended with a march down Broadway to City Hall. [...]
Apr 11, 2013
CWA brought 177 activists to the April 10 Rally for Citizenship.
CWA rallied with 100,000 immigrants, union members, civil rights activists, faith leaders and community advocates at the Capitol on Wednesday to tell Congress that our country needs a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
“There are more than 5 million customer service workers in the United States, employing more than 4 percent of the American workforce,” said Chief of Staff Ron Collins. “The more CWA can grow and organize this key sector, the better we can reduce workplace stress, negotiate better [...]
CWA strongly supports the use of social media sites to discuss and advocate for the important issues facing members and working families today.
While these sites offer many advantages, they also can cause serious legal problems if they are not properly used and can lead to complicated legal proceedings as well as potential [...]
We Are One! CWA Local 1101 On Strike August 2012.
For more than a year, our voices and our actions have kept the pressure on Verizon executives, letting them know that we will not accept:
the end of job security,
higher costs for poorer quality healthcare benefits,
cuts in pensions for veteran workers and no pensions at [...]
Aug 23, 2012
Washington, DC — The following is CWA’s statement on the FCC, by a unanimous vote, approving the Big Cable deal:
The FCC’s decision allowing Big Cable to virtually monopolize wireline and video connections to millions of homes will lead to job loss and hit consumers with higher prices. It will slam [...]
Rally at Pearl Street 8-18-2011. Click on image to view gallery.
This is the statement CWA issued today on the U.S. Justice Department’s decision approving the Verizon DOJ Decision on Verizon-Big Cable Deal Destroys Competition, JobsWireless-Big Cable deal:
The U.S. Justice Department’s decision today to approve the Verizon Wireless-Big Cable deal [...]