Please read these issue briefs to familiarize yourself with CWA's political issues.

  • The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was established in 1935. It is the enforcement agency for the National Labor Relations Act, the principal labor law regulating private sector employment.
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    There is one thing that both Democrats and Republicans agree on: our immigration system is broken and needs reform. Our immigration laws allow unscrupulous employers and  recruitment agencies to exploit workers who lack legal status and that hurts all workers.

  • The United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act

    With the decimation of manufacturing in the U.S., many communities committed millions in taxpayer dollars to fund incentives for companies opening customer service/call center jobs in their communities. However, the last decade has seen a number of those jobs now being shipped overseas, with companies pocketing taxpayer dollars and off-shoring the call center jobs just a few years later; leaving those communities devastated once again with job losses and lost financial investments. The U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act takes steps to provide incentives for U.S.-based companies to maintain their call center operations in the U.S.A.

  • Campaign Finance Reform

    Reformers and Members of Congress have worked for decades to control, limit and restrict the influx of corporate cash into the political system. Progress has been made over the years but the 2009 Citizens United decision by the United States Supreme Court set those efforts a severe blow. Since then, CWA has joined with a broad range of organizations to ensure that our democratic system is not corrupted by a huge and unfettered influx of corporate cash and return it to “We the People,” not “We the Corporations.”

  • Financial Speculation Tax

    CWA believes that a way to help stem the potential for a future repeat of the 2008 financial collapse and provide needed federal revenue is through passage of a Financial Speculation Tax (FST). A Financial Speculation Tax (FST) is a small percentage-tax placed on financial transactions such as stocks, bonds, debt obligations, and derivatives.

And here is an archive list of fact sheets from 2010.

  • Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act

    Public safety workers protect us and are there for our communities when we need them most. These hard working and dedicated men and women deserve to have their voices heard on the job. Unfortunately, only 25 states fully protect the right of state and local public safety officers to collectively bargain. This oversight in this country’s fundamental collective bargaining laws can be addressed through Congressional passage of The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (HR 413/S. 1611).

  • Jobs

    Jobs remain the most important issue in the economy. While the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 helped mitigate the catastrophic effects of the current economic downturn, more must be done. Unemployment still stands at over 9%. Reckless financial sector actions brought our economy to the brink of a full melt down, but millions of unemployed brothers and sisters still pay the price. In CWA we lost over 60,000 members last year with job loss seen across all sectors. There are several steps that Congress can take on important legislation that would help protect CWA members’ jobs and create even more jobs.

  • High Speed Broadband for America and Net Neutrality

    The build-out of affordable high speed Internet to every American household, business, and community, along with programs to ensure that every American has the skills needed to participate fully in our digital society, remain critical tasks for our nation.

  • Ending the Dysfunction of the U.S. Senate

    The United States Senate has been often been proudly referred to as the world’s greatest deliberative body. Many great and historic debates led by some of history’s finest orators have taken place on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately, in the recent decade the so called world’s greatest deliberative body has become the world’s most legislatively dysfunctional body.