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We're Not Going Away: Labor Day Message from CWA President Chris Shelton

It's Labor Day, and that means another round of media stories claiming that unions have no place in our global, high-tech economy world. Now, that's really fake news. CWA and our entire labor movement are more united, more prepared and more determined than ever.

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We Reject the Hatred and Bigotry of White Supremacists

August 15, 2017. Members of the Communications Workers of America reject the vile actions and rhetoric of the white supremacists who paraded their hatred and bigotry this weekend in Charlottesville, VA.

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CWA President Chris Shelton: When We Fight, We Win

August 10, 2017. In his keynote address to the 76th CWA convention in Pittsburgh, CWA President Chris Shelton laid out the intensifying attacks facing workers and the labor movement, but reminded delegates that "always, always, always, working people have risen up to fight for what is right."

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CWA Adopts CWA STRONG Plan at 76th Convention

This week CWA Local 1101 delegates joined CWA delegates nationally to adopt the CWA STRONG plan to strengthen our union. CWAers from more than 371 locals at the CWA Convention took the pledge to make locals CWA STRONG, with more signing up every day.

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Support Spectrum Strikers

Spectrum workers, members of IBEW Local 3, have been on strike since March 28, 2017. 1800 men and women went on strike after Charter Communications refused to bargain in good faith, attempting to slash benefits by halting their contributions to workers' pension and medical plans.

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CWA Statement on the Senate's Health Care Plan

Statement by President Chris Shelton, Communications Workers of America, on the health care plan released today by the Senate: "I wouldn't have believed it possible but the health care proposal released today by Senate Republicans is in many ways worse than the version that House Republicans adopted.

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Help Keep Call Center Jobs in the U.S.

More than 3 million working men and women across this country provide customer service at call centers, but their jobs are increasingly coming under attack. In the past ten years, corporations have outsourced tens of thousands of call center jobs, sending much of that work to low-wage countries in a short-sighted race to the bottom. 

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Boycott Budweiser & Bud Light

Support Striking Teamsters & their families. Click here to sign the petition. Clare Rose, the sole Long Island distributor of Anheuser-Busch and several craft beers, illegally cut its drivers' pay by 30% and ended the workers' pension. In response, Clare Rose workers, members of Teamsters Local 812, have been on strike since April 23.

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Climate, Jobs and Justice Forum

Tuesday, May 16, 6:30pm, Ethical Culture Society Concert Hall, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 11231. Join us at forum on climate, jobs, and justice for NY, with a people's interview of NYC Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate James and Comptroller Stringer. Come hear from our city's leaders. Question them on these critical issues and urge them to take the bold policy action we need!

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People's Climate Movement National Day of Action

This coming Saturday, April 29 is the Climate March in Washington DC, part of the People's Climate Movement.  There will be a march in Staten Island as well. Demand Justice for all workers, our families and our planet.

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