Continuing the Fight for Justice on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

2012 AFL-CIO MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference

CWA leaders will be featured on panels at the AFL-CIO's MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference, which will be held virtually this week:

Radical Progress: Building the Beloved Community within the Labor Movement
Friday, Jan. 15 from 11:45am - 12:45pm, Eastern
Panelists include CWA District 6 Vice President and Co-Chair of CWA's Human Rights Program Claude Cummings, Jr.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: How Black Women Saved Our Democracy and All Women Can Help Carry the Load
Saturday, Jan. 16 from 11:15am-12:00pm, Eastern
Panelists include CWA Public, Healthcare & Education Sector Vice President Margaret Cook.

Learn more about the conference and register at


MLK Day for All Virtual Rally

Last year, Lumen sent an email to its workers saying that in 2021, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be a paid holiday for the first time in the company's history, but only for non-union employees.

A delegation of African American workers sent a letter to Lumen Technologies CEO Jeff Storey this week, asking that he designate the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a paid holiday for all Lumen workers.

"This decision directly undermines Dr. King's legacy of fighting for civil and labor rights," the CWA members wrote. "We are asking you to make it right and extend the MLK paid holiday to all Lumen workers."

Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, at 8:30 pm ET, for a virtual rally to demand Lumen give MLK Day as a holiday to all workers. We will hear from CWA members, elected leaders, and community allies.

Register for the event here:


CWA for Black Lives T-Shirts and Hats

CWA for Black Lives t-shirts and hats are now available in the CWA online store. Place your order here. Show your CWA pride and your support for racial justice!