CWA Congratulates New House Democratic Leaders
The newly elected House of Representatives Democratic leadership team brings a strong track record of support for working families, an understanding of the role of union membership in strengthening our democracy, and much needed diversity and representation that have been historically absent at the helm of our nation’s governing body. Their election shows that Democrats will continue to push for transformative changes that reign in the power that big corporations have over our economy and our lives.
CWA was the first labor union to endorse Representative Jeffries in 2006 when he decided to run for a seat in the New York State Assembly, and his relationships with CWA members and leaders have only strengthened over the years. From sponsoring the first Call Center legislation in the New York State Assembly to encouraging workers to join our union during organizing campaigns at big corporations like Cablevision, providing much needed support for our members during the 2016 strike at Verizon, and advancing pro-worker legislation as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Jeffries has stood with us in every fight. Our union and our members are beyond proud of his ascendance in the Democratic party and his historic mark on American politics as the first ever Black lawmaker to hold a party’s top leadership position in Congress.
We look forward to continuing to work with Rep. Jeffries, Minority Whip Katherine Clark, and Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar, who have an impressive track record and a proven history of supporting CWA members on key legislative priorities including the PRO Act, the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and other legislation that supports good, union jobs. CWA also congratulates another long time champion for workers’ rights, Representative Joe Neguse, who was elected Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
About CWA: The Communications Workers of America represents working people in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, health care, public service and education, manufacturing, tech, and other fields.