We've posted more than 500 photos from our 74th convention in Pittsburgh.
Reports and other information from the 74th CWA convention are being posted at www.cwa-union.org/pages/cwa_annual_convention_proceedings.
CWA President Larry Cohen challenged convention delegates to build a robust movement for democracy and economic justice.
CWA President Larry Cohen announced the winners of the President?s Award, CWA?s highest honor for organizing and named in honor of our union?s first president Joe Beirne. This year, CWA Local 1109 and CWA Local 4302 shared the honor. Local presidents Rolando Scott Jr. of Local 1109 and Todd Leyda of Local 4302 accepted the awards.
Adopting the recommendations of the Defense Fund Oversight Committee, delegates strengthened CWA?s ability to fight for economic justice and to play offense in organizing, bargaining and other campaigns.
CWA delegates made some important changes to the CWA Constitution.
CWA Secretary-Treasurer Annie Hill reported on CWA?s finances and administrative structure and also discussed CWA initiatives like the human rights program and our growing retiree project.
Jim Little, president of the Transport Workers International Union, outlined his hope that TWU becomes ?part of the CWA family.?
Linda Hinton is formally installed as CWA District 4 vice president.
CWA?s Next Generation initiative is developing the future leaders of the labor movement.
CWA delegates adopted several important resolutions at the 74th convention.
CWA delegates were deeply moved by the story of how CWA Local 7019 member Daniel Rivera and his family marched toward citizenship.
On April 22-23, members will be gathering in Pittsburgh for CWA?s 74th Convention.
A CWA website was created to provide information about proposals and constitutional amendments that will be considered at CWA?s 74th convention.
A new CWA web site has been created to provide local leaders and members with information and offer an opportunity to ask questions about convention proposals.