Apr 4, 2013
Virginia CWA activists on Monday traveled to West Virginia to rally to save the retirement and health benefits of thousands of Patriot Coal miners. Read More
Retirement security is critical to the futures of all workers. But the system to deliver it is not even across the American economy; nearly half of employees have no employer sponsored retirement program at all. And less than 20% have the advantage of a defined benefit plan which delivers a guaranteed benefit in retirement. The rest must rely on 401k and other defined contribution plans to help them to save for their retirement. If their investments turn sour just before they retire, they will find themselves unable to retire or forced to curtail their expectations for their lives after a life of work.
Retirement benefits for CWA members run the same gamut as those of other American workers. While most still enjoy defined benefits, some have had to transition to other plans and others still seek to make significant improvements. CWA works with each bargaining unit to achieve the best outcomes we can in each case.
CWA fights for retirement security on multiple fronts.
Nov 9, 2012
Voters made a clear choice on Election Day. They rejected the politics of division and fear and, as the President said today, voted for action and a real focus on good jobs. Read More
Mar 8, 2012
"Retirement Heist" is a new book by Ellen Schultz, a former investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal. She carefully describes how companies plunder and wring profits from the defined benefit pension plans of American workers. It's required reading for union leaders engaged in bargaining with the country's biggest corporations. Read More
Feb 17, 2012
In District 2-13, CWAers leafleted more than 50 Verizon Wireless retail stores with the message: "We've given you so much, but now you're breaking our hearts. If you want to 'be ours,' focus more on good jobs and less on corporate greed." Read More
Oct 27, 2011
Fighting to protect Americans' retirement security, CWA and members of the Strengthen Social Security Campaign delivered hundreds of thousands of postcards and petition signatures to Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Read More