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December 6, 2018 — News

Facing Public Pressure, AT&T, Verizon Pull Funding from Anti-Worker Organization

CWA joined more than 70 organizations to urge the largest corporate funders of ALEC to cut ties with the organization.

November 29, 2018 — News

How Working People Can Win the Fight Against Corporate Power

In remarks at this week's Democracy Initiative Annual Meeting, CWA President Chris Shelton urged attendees to take on the power of corporate interests in our political system to build a system that represents all of our interests.

November 1, 2018 — News

CWAers Build Worker Power at 2018 CWA Minority Leadership Institute

Last week, thirteen CWA members completed an intensive residential training program as part of the 2018 CWA Minority Leadership Institute.

September 20, 2018 — News

CWA Sues Facebook for Gender Discrimination on Job Ads

CWA, the ACLU, and Outten & Golden LLP filed charges this week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender.

September 18, 2018 — Press Release

Class Action Bias Charges Target Facebook and 10 Employers for Excluding Women from Receiving Job Ads on Facebook

The ACLU, Outten & Golden LLP, and the Communications Workers of America filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender by targeting their job ads on Facebook to male Facebook users only, excluding all women and non-binary users from receiving the ads.

September 13, 2018 — News

CWAers Tackle Reversing Runaway Inequality in Camden

How can unions take on Wall Street's economic and political dominance? That's the question CWA members tackled at a Reversing Runaway Inequality training in Camden, N.J., last week.

September 13, 2018 — News

Thousands of CWA Members March in New York City Labor Day Parade

On Saturday, thousands of CWA District 1 members gathered to march in the annual New York City Labor Day Parade.

September 6, 2018 — News

Call Your Senators Now: Tell Them to Stop Kavanaugh

On Wednesday, CWAers joined allies for a rally at the Capitol to defeat Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

August 23, 2018 — News

CWAers Build Working Class Power at Human Rights Conference

CWA members from across the country gathered in New Orleans last week for the 2018 Civil and Human Rights Conference.

August 9, 2018 — News

Working People Must #StopKavanaugh

CWAers are joining activists across the country in a #StopKavanaugh photo campaign.

July 19, 2018 — News

CWA Members Fight to Save University of Iowa Labor Center

CWA members are fighting to save the University of Iowa Labor Center after University of Iowa Law School Dean Kevin Washburn announced his plan to close the Center within the next year.

July 2, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Members Will Join Today's #FreeOurFuture Rally in San Diego

CWA activists are proud to join members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, MiJente and other immigrant rights advocates to demand an end to the inhumane mistreatment of immigrant families at our borders.

June 29, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Applauds Introduction of By the People Resolution to Strengthen Our Democracy

The By the People Resolution would empower every American voter, strengthen ethics laws for government officials, and take steps to repair our broken campaign finance system.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWAers Talk to Neighbors about How the GOP Tax Bill only Helped Corporations and Big Banks

CWAers in Colorado's 6th Congressional District are out in full force knocking on more than 6,000 doors for a four-week canvass focused on talking to voters about the GOP corporate tax cut bill.

June 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement on Janus Decision: CWA Members are Ready to Fight

Today’s Supreme Court decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case marks a sad day for all working people and continues a long campaign by corporate interests and right wing groups to restrict our ability to stand together.

June 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings, Jr. on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

"We are deeply dismayed and appalled by the Supreme Court’s majority decision to ignore Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and uphold a proclamation camouflaged by so-called national security reasons."

June 22, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Condemns Family Separations and Indefinite Detention Policy

While President Trump's executive order puts a stop to these separations for the time being, it also directs immigration officials to detain families indefinitely -- another inhumane practice.

June 14, 2018 — News

CWAers Rally in DC for Poor People's Campaign

CWAers have been participating in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.

June 7, 2018 — News

Poor People's Campaign Update

CWAers and retirees have been joining tens of thousands of people across the country to participate in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against economic injustice.

May 31, 2018 — News

CWA Expands Lawsuit against Companies for Excluding Older Workers from Facebook Job Ads

In December, CWA filed a class action lawsuit against hundreds of large employers for illegally excluding older workers from receiving job ads on Facebook for open positions at their companies.

May 31, 2018 — News

CWA Members at the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists' Convention

CWAers attended the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists' annual convention in Orlando, Fla., which focused on civil engagement and mobilization.

May 31, 2018 — News

Poor People's Campaign Update

CWAers and retirees have been participating in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.

May 25, 2018 — News

Statement of Claude Cummings, Jr. on NFL Owners' Effort to Mandate Standing During the National Anthem

With their policy requiring players to stand during the playing of our national anthem, NFL owners are failing to grasp how individual thought, freedom of speech and the fundamental right to disagree are essential to our free society.

May 24, 2018 — News

A Better Deal for Our Democracy

CWA has been fighting for years to build a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, voting rights are fully enforced, and everyone's voice is heard.