March 10, 2016

NJ State Workers Vote Dues Increase to Fund Campaign for Secure Pensions

CWA state workers in the executive branch in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly to finance a constitutional amendment campaign to secure public workers' pensions and hold elected officials accountable.

March 7, 2016

N.J. Shop Stewards Gear Up for Pension Amendment Campaign

More than 500 CWA N.J. shop stewards and activists met for a day of mobilization training on the campaign to win a ballot question for a constitutional amendment to require the State of New Jersey to make full payments into the pension system.

February 18, 2016

CWA Retirees, Active Members Fight Nokia-Lucent on Pension Grab

CWA retired and active members are pushing back against Nokia-Lucent's attempt to grab billions in pension assets from a plan covering retired CWA and IBEW members and transfer those funds to an underfunded management fund.

February 1, 2016

Senator Sanders's Strong Showing in Iowa Builds on Energy, Enthusiasm

What an incredible night! Just one month ago, Senator Sanders trailed by double digits in Iowa polling. That picture has fundamentally changed. Sanders's message of restoring an America that works for all of us has been spreading throughout the country, engaging first time voters, young people, independents, even conservatives. New Hampshire is the next stop in a campaign that continues to energize millions of Americans.

January 7, 2016

CWA Gets New Jersey Lawmakers to Back Constitutional Referendum on Pension Funding

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a resolution setting a referendum on the November 2016 that addresses funding of the state public pension system.

November 30, 2015

RMC National Executive Officers Election Notice

National Executive Officer Elections 2015 for the January 2016 to December 31, 2020 Term of Office.

November 19, 2015

CWA Charges Alcatel-Lucent with Illegally Raiding Retirees' Health Care Money

CWA has filed for a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent to block its illegal plans to use money slated for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations. The motion was filed Nov. 18 in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

November 5, 2015

IUE-CWA Charges GM with Shortchanging Retirees on Health Care Coverage

IUE-CWA has filed a complaint in federal bankruptcy court charging General Motors with shortchanging more than 5,000 pre-age 65 retirees on their retiree medical coverage.

October 26, 2015

RMC District 2-13 Election Notice

In keeping with the CWA Constitution we will be holding a separate special election for the President and Vice President for the combined RMC District 2-13. The District 2-13 President shall also serve as delegate to CWA Conventions during their term of office and the District 2-13 Vice Presidents shall serve as alternate to the CWA Conventions during their term of office.

October 1, 2015

RMC Chapter President and Vice President Elections 2015

Nominees and election logistics.

September 10, 2015

CWA Files Appeal with U.S. Supreme Court on N.J. Pension Funding

CWA and several other unions have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling that upheld more than $1.5 billion in state pension cuts made by Gov. Chris Christie.

August 14, 2015

Notice of Retired Members Council Nominations and Elections

Nominations and Elections of District/Sector Presidents and Vice President for the Retired Members Council will be held during the months of August, September and October, 2015.

July 30, 2015

Activists Rally to 'Protect, Improve, Expand' Medicare

Thousands of CWAers, labor and other progressive activists rallied across the country in a National Day of Action celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare, a law that has improved the lives of millions, especially of the elderly.

June 25, 2015

New Jersey CWAers Fight for Fair Pension Funding

CWA members filled the halls of the New Jersey Statehouse this week, part of the Lobby Day for full pension funding.

May 21, 2015

CWA "Thanks" Chris Christie in Ad

It was typical Chris Christie bluster as the New Jersey governor held a town hall in Kenilworth, New Jersey, on March 31, 2015.

May 14, 2015

Unions Protest Christie's Pension Fund Cut

"Governor Christie, breaking his word! Breaking the law!"

May 7, 2015

Chris Christie's Rough Week

First, two indictments and a plea agreement were unsealed in the "Bridgegate" scandal.

April 2, 2015

TSEU Retirees Push for Full Pension

Retired members of the Texas State Employees Union, CWA Local 6186, lobbied for full funding of retiree pensions as they met with legislators at a Mini Lobby Day on March 25.

February 12, 2015

Opposition to Fast Track for TPP at a Boil as Congress Recess

As Members of Congress return home for recess, they will be confronted with rallies and town hall meetings where constituents, CWAers and partners, have one message for them: Vote No on Fast Authority for trade deals.

November 13, 2014

Petition on AT&T Retiree Health Care

A petition campaign is mobilizing CWAers to fight back to safeguard retiree health care.

September 25, 2014

Hands off Social Security and Medicare!

CWAers, including retirees, joined dozens at a U.S. Capitol rally last week to tell Tea Party Republicans to keep their hands off Social Security and Medicare and to protect the programs from benefit cuts, privatization and being vouchered.

September 11, 2014

Risky Christie Investments Triggered Pension Shortfall

It's no surprise, but Gov. Chris Christie isn't great with money.

August 21, 2014

CWA District 7 Leadership School

At the University of Iowa Campus