Worker Power Update

Supporting Pro-Worker Candidates


Ed Barlow, President of CWA Local 3204, spoke at a press conference held by the Georgia State AFL-CIO to announce their endorsement of Stacy Abrams for Governor.

Georgia

Last Wednesday, Ed Barlow, President of CWA Local 3204, spoke at a press conference held by the Georgia State AFL-CIO to announce their endorsement of Stacy Abrams for Governor in 2022. Stacey Abrams is a proven workers' rights advocate and has committed to supporting CWA’s position on broadband expansion and collective bargaining rights for public sector workers.

“Our state leaders have an important role to play in ensuring that we Build Broadband Better by creating good union jobs and prioritizing closing the digital divide,” said Barlow. “This is a top priority for CWA and we are highly encouraged by the support we have received from our newly endorsed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams for this effort. CWA members are ready to get started bringing high quality broadband to our communities and we are committed to ensure that the right candidates who stand with us are in office.”

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Pennsylvania

On Monday, CWA District 2-13 endorsed Conor Lamb in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. "Conor Lamb has proven two things in his career: he beats Republicans in tough areas and he stands up for working families," said CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney. "Pennsylvania is the best opportunity we have to elect another Democrat to the Senate, it's ground zero for the Trump machine, and people all over the country are counting on Pennsylvania Democrats to win. Conor Lamb is the candidate we trust to win this election in November and to actually get things done for our members and all working people. We are all in to make sure Conor is our next Senator."

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CWAers Fight for Collective Bargaining Rights for All Public Workers in Virginia

Last Tuesday, members of the United Campus Workers of Virginia-CWA, held a rally outside the Capitol and met with lawmakers to urge support for collective bargaining for all Virginia public sector employees. State lawmakers recently voted to lift the state’s longstanding ban on unions for public sector workers, which include teachers, law enforcement, and firefighters. The United Campus Workers of Virginia-CWA members are fighting to expand the law to include all of Virginia’s public colleges and university workers. The members are also calling for access to free and affordable college tuition, particularly for students living in communities where rents are rising, and ending tax loopholes for corporations to fund their goals. CWA Vice President for Public, Healthcare and Education Workers Margaret Cook spoke at the rally in support of this campaign.


CWA Vice President for Public, Healthcare and Education Workers Margaret Cook spoke at the United Campus Workers of Virginia-CWA rally outside the Capitol in Richmond.