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CWA Veterans for Social Change


CWA is making sure that our resources are supporting veterans and their families who have made incredible sacrifices in the service of our country and the safety and protection of all people. This program seeks to develop and organize a broad base of CWA activists who are veterans and/or currently serving in the military to strengthen our union by engaging our veterans and all CWAers on broader issues that affect working-class veterans such as good jobs, a strong and fully funded VA, healthcare, corporate greed, etc.

Military veterans, service members, and their families are being constantly exploited by corrupt politicians and others who seek to loot our economy, attack our communities, and divide our nation with racism and bigotry so they can consolidate more power amongst themselves. These same forces seek to exploit working people as a whole by attacking unions, cutting social safety net programs, giving tax breaks to the rich etc.

We are fighting back by empowering veterans to take control of their own narratives. This program allows CWA veterans to contribute to our continued fight for social change, engage in grassroots campaigns with community allies, increase awareness of veterans’ issues within CWA and beyond and help provide essential resources to veterans.

"Just as our veterans are showing that they are CWA Strong by fighting for our union values, CWA is making sure that our resources are supporting veterans and their families."
 ~ Christopher M. Shelton, CWA President, United States Air Force

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November 9, 2023

CWA Veteran Honored by Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO

CWA Local 4319 retiree and veteran Jim Hendricks was honored at the Greater Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO Fall Dinner.
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Press Release

Veterans Serve Our Country - In Uniform and Out of Uniform

Thousands of CWA members and retirees are military veterans, and many serve in the National Guard or military reserves. Their service does not end once they retire from active duty.
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November 17, 2022

Honoring Our Veterans

CWAers across the country honored the thousands of CWA member and retiree military veterans and their families, as well as the broader veteran community, for their service and sacrifice on Veterans Day last week.