Human Rights

Democracy Awakening: Union and Civil Rights Leaders March on Washington for Demonstration and Civil Disobiedience 

Above: CWA President Chris Shelton, Reverend William Barber and other civil rights activists march on the Captiol Building on April 18th, 2016 in a  call for action to awaken our democracy.


On the final day of Democracy Awakening in Washington, D.C., CWA President Chris Shelton, Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens and nearly 80 CWA activists joined more than 300 hundred protesters who were arrested at the U.S. Capitol as they called for action to restore our democracy. 

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CWA Human Rights Biennual Conference 

August 21, 2016 to August 24, 2016


CWA Human Rights Department, in conjunction with the Civil Rights and Equity and Women's Committee, will be hosting the biennual conference on human rights August 21st-24th, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency. The conference will feature thought provoking workshops and plenary session. Please click here to register.



Women’s Committee

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The Mission of the CWA National Women’s Committee is to educate, inspire and empower women while working all sides of the CWA triangle.

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The mission of the Committee on Civil Rights and Equity is to build a union where members of all cultures, religions, sexual orientations, gender, disabilities, ages and nationalities feel welcomed, respected and heard; and where the leadership reflects the diversity of our membership.

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