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Health and Safety


Workers Memorial Day 2023

The AFL-CIO materials for Workers Memorial Day 2023 are now available.

About the CWA Occupational Safety & Health Department

The CWA Occupational Safety and Health Department has as its primary responsibility the elimination/minimization of member exposure to hazardous working conditions and potentially related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. The Department’s primary areas of activity include:

  • Promoting the awareness of occupational and environmental safety and health issues and concerns,
  • Training CWA members in occupational safety and health recognition and control, and
  • Developing an ongoing comprehensive workplace safety and health program.

The primary work functions of the department include:

  • The identification of member workplace safety and health needs,
  • The development and use of information and communication tools including the CWA Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Webpage,  
  • The development and dissemination of educational and training materials that target the elimination/minimization of hazardous working conditions experienced by CWA members,
  • The provision of technical assistance that addresses specific member workplace safety and health hazards,
  • Conducting and sponsoring both generalized and specialized occupational safety and health education and training classes/programs for CWA leaders and occupational safety and health activists, and
  • Conducting and sponsoring survey and scientific research specific to the workplace safety and health hazards encountered by the Union’s members.

These activities are achieved through the development and use of a coordinated approach within CWA involving headquarters personnel as well as national, district, and local officers, leaders, and occupational safety and health activists.


October 26, 2023

CWA Joins Call for High Labor Standards in Semiconductor Industry

While the CHIPS Act aims to rebuild the U.S. semiconductor industry, it currently lacks explicit provisions to ensure that the benefits of this substantial taxpayer investment reach U.S. workers and communities.
CWA Press Release
Press Release

CHIPS Communities United: Over 50 national and local groups call on semiconductor manufacturing companies to deliver on the promise of good jobs, stronger communities, and environmental protections

A new coalition of public interest organizations, known as CHIPS Communities United (CCU), released a public letter calling on semiconductor companies receiving billions in U.S. tax dollars to “avoid the problems of the past and achieve a new, higher standard of accountability as prioritized by the Biden Administration.”
CWAers Meet with Sec Buttigieg
October 19, 2023

CWA Members Meet With Transportation Secretary Buttigieg to Discuss Issues Facing Airport Service Workers

Airline and airport service workers are the heartbeat of our transportation industry, keeping travel safe, on-time, and accessible.