CWA women have fought to organize our workplaces, ensure sustainable jobs, provide comprehensive healthcare for all, and to demand respect at the worksite. While we have secured many of these important benefits through hard fought negotiations at the bargaining table, our work is far from over.
Fighting for Women's Rights
CWA women must actively work to elect candidates that will enact policies crucial to the well-being of all women such as:
- Paycheck Fairness: Women who do not have a union earn 79-cents for every dollar a man makes. Women of color earn even less, at an average of 63-cents for every dollar a man earns.
- Paid Family and Medical Leave: A survey done by the Department of Labor reported that 25% of women surveyed went back to work within two weeks of having a baby because they had no paid leave.
- Increase Minimum Wage: Women make up two-thirds of minimum wage workers and tipped workers - and nearly a quarter of these workers are women of color. Working women can't survive on $7.25 an hour.
Electing Pro-Worker Women into Office
CWA women are a driving force behind the political revolution in America. By electing labor-friendly candidates into office, CWA women can make sure the government reflects the working-class. We have already gotten some of labor's biggest allies elected into office: Elizabeth Warren (MA), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Donna Edwards (MD-04) and Marcia Fudge (OH-11).
Hillary for President
That is why CWA women are going to fight to elect Secretary Clinton for President. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to working women and a clear recor of fighting for women's rights and economic opportunity.