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March 17, 2022

Take Action for Supreme Court that Represents Us All

President Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, is a qualified, fair minded jurist with a proven track record of defending the rights of working people over corporations and powerful special interests. When former president Donald Trump issued an executive order to restrict workers' union rights, Judge Jackson blocked it. She has supported workers who face religious and racial discrimination, and opposed efforts to limit the scope of collective bargaining.

Today, CWAers and other union members across the country are participating in a day of action to call on the Senate to confirm Judge Jackson, who would be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.

Click here to call your Senators today and tell them that we need a justice like Judge Jackson who cares about fairness and won’t side with our bosses.

We will also be holding a national phone bank on Wednesday, March 30th, at 6pm EDT, to encourage members to call their Senators. Click here to register and build support for a Supreme Court that represents us all.


CWAers in New York Rally for Pay Transparency Bill on Equal Pay Day

On Equal Pay Day, members of CWA Local 1180 and other community allies rallied on the steps of City Hall in New York City to celebrate the passage of a law requiring employers in New York City to post minimum and maximum salary ranges in any advertisements for jobs, promotions, or transfer opportunities. The new law is a big step in the fight to end pay disparities and the latest in a nationwide trend of state and local laws designed to promote pay equity by increasing employees’ bargaining power in pay negotiations.

“With the salary range transparency bill, women will have a fighting chance, one that we have deserved for decades, when it comes to competing against men for a job,” said Gloria Middleton, CWA Local 1180 President and National Executive Board Member.

Gloria Middleton, CWA Local 1180 President and National Executive Board Member, spoke at a rally in New York city on Equal Pay Day in support of the salary range transparency bill.


CWAers in New Jersey Applaud Governor Murphy's Budget Proposal to Fully Fund Pension for Public Workers

During his eight years as governor of New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie waged a relentless attack on public employee pensions. Year after year, he failed to make full pension payments which resulted in 11 credit downgrades for the state of New Jersey. CWA represents 35,000 active New Jersey state workers and tens of thousands of retirees who risked losing their pensions due to chronic underfunding.

Democrat Phil Murphy, who won the gubernatorial election in 2017 with the support of CWA members and was re-elected last year, campaigned on a promise to fully fund public employee pensions. He has followed through. His 2023 budget proposal includes $6.82 billion to fully fund the pensions for public employees.

“We applaud the Governor’s proposal to fulfill the state’s obligation to fully fund the public employee pension for a second year in a row. We urge the state legislature to pass a budget that includes the full pension payment,” said Ken McNamara, CWA Local 1037 President.