CWA Statement on Doug Jones' Special Election Victory in Alabama | Communications Workers of America

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CWA Statement on Doug Jones' Special Election Victory in Alabama

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Doug Jones’ victory is not only an enormous win for working people in Alabama, but it’s also a victory for all Americans who are ready to stand up to the current Congressional leadership's politics and policies.

"CWA members in Alabama know that Doug Jones has spent his career fighting for workers' rights and civil rights," said Richard Honeycutt, Vice President of CWA District 3 which includes Alabama. "I'm confident that Senator Jones will push for policies that protect working families and keep good jobs in Alabama."

CWA endorsed Jones and played a significant role in the race, reaching out to members through the mail and volunteer phone banks to inform them about Jones' record of support for Alabama's working families.

Doug Jones’ victory, and the defeat of Roy Moore, should send a shockwave to those elected officials who have had a single-minded focus on advancing their agenda of destroying programs that help working families in order to finance tax breaks for corporations and the 1%. Just as we saw in the elections earlier this year in Virginia, the voters are demanding that political leaders be held accountable for their broken promises to working people.

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CWA represents over 6,000 working people in Alabama in telecommunications, manufacturing, airlines and other industries. Overall, CWA represents 700,000 working men and women.

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