On a video town hall this week, CWA announced its endorsement of State Senator Royce West to represent Texas in the U.S Senate. For almost 30 years, Senator West has worked side-by-side with CWA to protect and defend the rights of workers to organize for better wages, benefits, and working conditions in the state of Texas. Senator West has also been a relentless advocate for better pay and benefits for Texas state employees, increased funding to improve state services, and helped stop attacks on public sector unions' rights to organize.
"On behalf of the more than 38,000 CWA members in Texas, we are proud to announce our endorsement of Royce West for U.S. Senate," said Claude Cummings, Jr., CWA District 6 Vice President. "It has been an honor to have worked with Senator West over the years in the Texas Legislature on important labor issues and we are excited to extend our relationship to the U.S. Senate."
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Communications Workers of America," said Senator West. "For 27 years, I have worked with CWA and organized labor to help make life better for working Texans, and I look forward to doing the same in the United States Senate. Labor unions for too long have been squeezed. It has become more difficult for American workers to join labor unions, especially here in Texas and other so-called 'right-to-work' states. As your U.S. Senator, I will support legislation to protect and enhance the right to organize."