May 22, 2014
CWA and the National Education Association are filing a lawsuit to block NJ Governor Chris Christie's plan to grab nearly $2.5 billion that should be going to the state's pension system. Read More
Retirement security is critical to the futures of all workers. But the system to deliver it is not even across the American economy; nearly half of employees have no employer sponsored retirement program at all. And less than 20% have the advantage of a defined benefit plan which delivers a guaranteed benefit in retirement. The rest must rely on 401k and other defined contribution plans to help them to save for their retirement. If their investments turn sour just before they retire, they will find themselves unable to retire or forced to curtail their expectations for their lives after a life of work.
Retirement benefits for CWA members run the same gamut as those of other American workers. While most still enjoy defined benefits, some have had to transition to other plans and others still seek to make significant improvements. CWA works with each bargaining unit to achieve the best outcomes we can in each case.
CWA fights for retirement security on multiple fronts.
Jan 31, 2014
CWA applauds the introduction of the Universal, Secure and Adaptable (USA) Retirement Funds Act of 2014 as an important first step in strengthening retirement security for Americans. The bill was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), who chairs the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Read More
Nov 7, 2013
A message from CWA President Larry Cohen: Our Veterans Deserve More than Tickets to a Ball Game Read More
Oct 10, 2013
The United Mine Workers of America won a big victory at Peabody Energy and Patriot Coal. Hundreds of CWA members and CWA locals participated for many months in actions to put pressure on Peabody to keep its promises to retirees and their families. UMWA President Cecil Roberts called CWA President Larry Cohen to thank CWA for all their work. Read More