News

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 8, 2018 — News

Big Wins for Working Families in Midterm Elections!

CWAers across the country won major victories for working people on Election Day, electing strong pro-worker candidates who will change the face of Congress and beyond.

September 20, 2018 — News

Don't Forget to Register to Vote!

National Voter Registration Day is coming up on Tuesday, September 25!

September 20, 2018 — News

CWAers Sign Up New Voters at Dallas Pride Parade

CWA Local 6215 members in Dallas, Texas, led a union coalition along with AFT community activists in their third annual voter registration drive.

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.

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 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 17, 2018 — News

CWAers Join Poor People's Campaign to Fight Inequality

CWAers and retirees are joining tens of thousands of people across the country to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.

May 10, 2018 — News

Renewing the Fight Against Poverty and Economic Injustice

Starting next week, people across the country will participate in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against economic injustice. 

February 22, 2018 — News

CWA Members Join Together in North Carolina for Moral March

CWA members from five different locals across North Carolina joined the Moral March to advocate for pro-labor policies.

January 11, 2018 — News

Voting Rights Under Attack

The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments this week on a crucial case in which more than 500,000 Ohio voters were purged from voter rolls.

January 11, 2018 — News

Cummings: CWA Members Remain Committed to Preserving, Protecting and Expanding our Democracy

Astatement from CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings as part of the observation of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

November 16, 2017 — News

Judge Rules that State Workers Can Take Leave to Vote in Municipal Elections

A district court judge issued a permanent injunction to provide NM state employees two hours of paid time off to vote in municipal elections. 

November 13, 2017 — Press Release

Judge Rules that NM State Workers Can Take Leave to Vote in Municipal Elections

In a victory for working people in New Mexico, district court judge David K. Thomson has issued a permanent injunction to provide state employees two hours of paid time off to vote in municipal elections.

January 12, 2017 — News

Cummings: MLK Day is a Call to Stand Together against Injustice and Hatred

Today, across our country, workers and civil rights activists, people of faith, human rights activists, and many others are standing together and standing strong, ready to defend the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King and so many others.

January 12, 2017 — News

CWA President Chris Shelton’s Statement on the Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held its hearing on the nomination of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General this week.

November 17, 2016 — News

Election Update

Updates from Oregon and Minnesota.

October 20, 2016 — News

Democracy Update

The courts recently handed out two big Florida voting rights victories in a blow to Republican Governor Rick Scott's attempts to keep people from voting.

September 29, 2016 — News

CWA: Working People Know Why Hillary Clinton Must Be the Next President

A statement by Chris Shelton, President of the Communications Workers of America, on the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

September 22, 2016 — News

Political Action Update

Are you registered to vote? Are you sure?

August 11, 2016 — News

On 51st Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, a Long Way to Go

Saturday marked the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson

August 4, 2016 — News

Major Voting Rights Victories in July

Judges handed out major victories in six states for the protection and expansion of voting rights in July.