In response to the national uprisings following a series of brutal murders of Black people last year, the CWA Executive Board committed to creating dedicated spaces for open dialogue on race, so that members and leaders can determine outcomes and clear steps the union must take to fight racism in the union, within the industries we represent, and the community at-large.
As part of these efforts CWA leaders and members have participated in a series of virtual training sessions on building an anti-racist union; recognizing implicit bias; how to actively dismantle racist systems, ideas, and practices; and how to form Local Human Rights Committees.
If you are interested in bringing this training to your Local, please contact your Local’s Human Rights Committee or Executive Board.
At noon local time across the country on June 11, 2020, CWA members stopped work in response to the senseless murder of George Floyd. The work stoppage lasted for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the length of time the Minneapolis police officer had his knee on George Floyd’s neck.