CWA News

Women’s March on Washington

More than 1,000 CWA women and men came to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21 to stand up for justice and dignity for all. They joined a crowd that grew to more than half a million people, rallying near the U.S. Capitol then marching to the White House.

Activists also came together in hundreds of cities across the U.S. and around the world, holding rallies and actions, and pledging to stand together for as long as it takes.

CWA President Chris Shelton told CWAers, “Today is the first day of our fight, and we will win.”

Women's March on Washington

The CWA Strong Pledge

CWA STRONG is a challenge to all of us, 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.


I pledge to be an active member of my union. I will make my local stronger by encouraging non-members to join and doing whatever it takes to protect our jobs, wages, benefits and retirement. I am CWA STRONG.