Legislation and Politics | Communications Workers of America

Legislation and Politics

Legislative Agenda

Corporate Money In Politics -- The 2010 Citizens United opened the gates to unlimited corporate money in politics, making a bad situation, even worse. CWA, our Legislative Political Action Teams in every district and our progressive allies are fighting back against the flood of corporate dollars that is destroying our democratic process. Read more.

Support the Call Center Bill -- Over the last decade, the U.S. has lost around half a million call centers jobs to off-shoring. Often companies pocket millions in taxpayer dollars to establish local call centers before shipping those jobs abroad just a few years later. The U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act strikes back by cutting off-shorers off from federal grants and loans, giving you the right to know where your operator is based and giving you the right to transfer back to a US-based operator. Read more.

Collective Bargaining Rights -- CWA continues to stand up for workers in the United States and across the globe, and carries on the fight for the right of people everywhere to organize for fairer wages, benefits and working conditions. Read more.

Affordable High-Speed Internet for America -- Speed Matters is a project of CWA to support policies to bring affordable high speed Internet to all Americans.
 

Political Action

CWA Political ActionCWA Political Action Fund is the political action committee for the working men and women of CWA, their families and retirees. CWA Political Action Fund informs and mobilizes union families to encourage their participation in the political process. Through their political action committee, CWA men and women express their voice in politics and policy issues that affect their lives.
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Related News

Press Release

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Calls on FCC to Protect Public Safety and Honor Collective Bargaining Agreements

May 25, 2018 — Press Release

As the FCC reviews its pole attachment rules, a bipartisan group of legislators has expressed concern to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about "One-Touch Make-Ready" (OTMR) proposals that would allow companies who want to add equipment to a utility pole to move pre-existing telephone, cable and utility equipment.

CWA President Shelton: Democracy Cannot Survive without a Vibrant Labor Movement

May 24, 2018 — News

In remarks at the Demos "Transforming America" awards ceremony, CWA President Chris Shelton urged progressives to fight back against big corporations' efforts to destroy the labor movement.

May 24, 2018 — News

North Carolina CWA Customer Service Members Build Power

Customer service representatives are facing the threat of big corporations offshoring and outsourcing jobs, pressure from monitoring and metrics, and much more.

May 24, 2018 — News

Republicans Give Another Blank Check to Wall Street

This week, the U.S. House passed a bill to roll back protections that were put in place to prevent another financial crisis.

May 24, 2018 — News

A Better Deal for Our Democracy

CWA has been fighting for years to build a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, voting rights are fully enforced, and everyone's voice is heard.