Skip to main content

CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens Highlights the Power of Organizing at “Labor Spring” Forum

Search News

Date Published Between

For the Media

For media inquiries, call CWA Communications at 202-434-1168 or email To read about CWA Members, Leadership or Industries, visit our About page.

March 23, 2023

CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens joined Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Secretary Treasurer Elissa McBride, and other speakers at a workers’ rights forum hosted by the Workers’ Rights Institute of Georgetown Law as part of Labor Spring 2023, a nationwide series of more than 60 labor teach-ins and events on campuses and in communities nationwide.

Union leaders, organizers, lawmakers, and union member activists discussed workers’ rights and labor law in this moment of sweeping organizing and activity among the nation’s working people, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Participants learned about how already vulnerable workers (especially workers of color) have been made more vulnerable since the pandemic through inadequate wages and safety protections, abusive monitoring causing a proliferation of workplace injuries, surveillance of union activity, unlawful termination, and laws and policies on captive audience speeches designed to coerce, intimidate, and silence of workers’ voices.

Learn more about Labor Spring at