Several extremely wealthy CEOs and investors have made it their mission to make sure nothing stands in their way as they cut jobs, drive down wages, reduce benefits, and gut health and safety regulations. CWA leaders anticipated these challenges.
CWA's Growth Fund supports union-wide programs that help members build power across all districts and sectors of our union. Growth Fund projects enhance our union's organizing, legislative and political, and education and leadership development efforts.
With labor unions facing an onslaught of attacks from rightwing special interests, CWA members are working hard not only to defend against these anti-worker attacks, but also to grow and strengthen our union through organizing.
At CWA, we use education to build solidarity and fight against corporate greed. We provide our members with information on how the economy and our democracy are being rigged in favor of the 1% — and the ways we can fight back.
CWA members will continue to stand up and fight, despite anti-union corporate and political groups who are intent on restricting the freedom of working people to stand together for respect and fairness in the workplace.
Since our last convention, we rallied, mobilized, organized and picketed. Our bargaining teams negotiated contracts covering tens of thousands of CWA members across our industries and sectors. Thousands of workers in the airline industry, telecom and wireless, and customer service organized and more gained a CWA voice. We engaged in civil disobedience, marched for democracy and civil rights and demanded pension fairness. We’re proud of our solidarity and our union.
The goal of CWA Strong is to create a shared understanding of the forces that seek to derail the gains we’ve made. We’ll use the smarts we’ve acquired in decades of organizing, bargaining and mobilization to reach every member, strengthen our union and protect good jobs, wages, benefits and retirement.