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.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed “Leah’s Law,” endangering thousands of child welfare workers who are engaged in some of the most dangerous work in the state.
The bipartisan legislation was named for CWA Local 1038 member Leah Coleman who was stabbed more than 20 times by a deranged client in November 2014. The brutal attack, which nearly cost Leah her life, occurred just days after the Christie administration made the cost-cutting decision to pull all police officers out of New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) offices. Without security or metal detectors, the client walked into the building with a nine-inch kitchen knife in broad daylight. Thankfully, two CWA caseworkers were able to tackle and subdue the assailant, while three HPAE nurses treated Leah’s wounds until the ambulance arrived.