Cummings: CWA Members Remain Committed to Preserving, Protecting and Expanding our Democracy
CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings, who heads CWA's Human Rights Program, issued this statement as part of the observation of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Each year, Americans across the country observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by engaging in community service. This year, I am honored to serve as co-chair of the AFL-CIO's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, which will be held in my home town, Houston, TX.
Introducing The Fight Forward
CWA takes seriously its responsibility as stewards of justice for the American working family. In order accomplish this goal we must fully embrace the truth: that human rights and the human condition are inextricably linked to the rights of all workers. We have witnessed concerted fear tactics designed to divide workers throughout our nation’s history. These divisions immeasurably dilute our power as a union: at the bargaining table, in our organizing efforts, and within our communities.
In response to this current climate of deep divisions along racial, geographic, and socioeconomic lines, CWA has launched the Fight Forward.
Shared prosperity depends upon embracing our shared humanity and mutual respect for one another and arm our members with the information, structure, tools, and messaging to fight back on the local level. With an emphasis on local movement building and activism rooted in issues of civil and human rights, the Fight Forward program will demonstrate that CWA and its members have the power to effect positive change for all workers.
The Mission of the CWA National Women’s Committee is to educate, inspire and empower women while working all sides of the CWA triangle. Read more about the Women's Committee.
The mission of the Committee on Civil Rights and Equity is to build a union where members of all cultures, religions, sexual orientations, gender, disabilities, ages and nationalities feel welcomed, respected and heard; and where the leadership reflects the diversity of our membership. Read more about the Committee on Civil Rights and Equity.