Organizing workers within our industries and sectors is an essential part of strengthening our union and our efforts to create a better life for ourselves and our families.
When we help workers organize we all benefit because our union gains the added strength that we need to preserve our existing negotiated gains, to protect our rights, and to affect public policy.
To successfully counter management, we must continue to organize the unorganized at CWA employers and within our industries and sectors.
Our union, like all unions in the US, is fighting the corporate attack on collective bargaining. As more and more workers are denied the right to bargain, the wages for all workers declines. Amidst these challenges, CEO pay is skyrocketing while our families struggle to make ends meet.
WHAT WE CAN DO
- Talk with co-workers who are not members of CWA about how they can organize.
- Identify unorganized workers at our employer, industry or sector, who will benefit from CWA representation.
- Join your Local’s organizing committee. We helped over 50,000 workers organize over the last five years, but we need your help to ensure everyone who wants it has representation.
Through our local unions, we establish coalitions with like-minded groups to support each other.
We work to build progressive movements with community organizations on issues that affect us as workers, citizens, taxpayers, and consumers.
We work with labor and community organizations to provide assistance to those in need of support for safer communities, clean drinking water, or ending foreclosures.
WHAT WE CAN DO
- Reach out to community organizations and link up our work in areas of common concern.
- Inform organizations in our community about CWA and how we might partner on issues.