CWAers gathered in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia last week for the annual CWA District 2-13 conference. CWA President Chris Shelton, CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson, and District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney spoke to the members about how to build on recent electoral victories in the November elections, and how the labor movement can mobilize to make CWA STRONG.
“The 1% and their high-paid mouthpieces want us to focus on what is different about us in order to prevent us from uniting and fighting for our families and communities,” said President Shelton. “But we are the 99% and they are the 1%. When we forget that basic economic fact, we play into the hands of the 1%, and we lose power and the ability to secure a better future for our families.”
Shelton highlighted the tireless work of CWA members in the successful strike at Frontier last year and welcomed new CWA members at Revolution Messaging, four Virginia newspapers, and a retail store group from Verizon Wireless in Hazleton, Penn. that overcame an intense anti-union campaign to join our union.
CWAers gathered in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia last week for the annual CWA District 2-13 conference to discuss how to build on recent electoral victories in the November elections, and to mobilize to make CWA STRONG.