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CWA Human Rights Department Trains New Activists in Rochester, NY for THE FIGHT FORWARD


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.


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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.

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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.

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