Nov 13, 2014
A petition campaign is mobilizing CWAers to fight back to safeguard retiree health care. 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.
Aug 14, 2014
The Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" isn't half as terrifying as what's going on in New Jersey. Just in time for the weeklong celebration of the ocean's top predator, CWA released a "Shirk Week" video to take a bite out of Gov. Chris Christie's predatory plan to reform pensions. Read More
Jan 31, 2014
CWA applauds the introduction of the Universal, Secure and Adaptable (USA) Retirement Funds Act of 2014 as an important first step in strengthening retirement security for Americans. The bill was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), who chairs the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Read More