Human Rights

Call to Block Jeff Sessions' Nomination for Attorney General 

Jeff Sessions has been nominated for Attorney General by President Elect Donald Trump. Jeff Sessions defends the Confederate flag, opposes the Voting Rights Act, supports the KKK, and opposes equal pay for women. We cannot allow him to become America's next Attorney General. Please call 1-888-701-5344 or click here to have us connect you to your Senator's office and tell them to OPPOSE Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. 


CWA to Participate in Women's March Janurary 21st

The Human Rights Department is pleased to announce that CWA will be officially participating in the Women's March in Washington, DC on January 21st, 2017 at 10 am. CWA is proud to stand in solidarity with women from across the country to call for protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families. The time to make our voices heard is now! Check here for updates in the coming weeks. Click here for the Women's March page. We hope to see you all there!



CWA Human Rights Biennial Conference 

August 21, 2016 to August 24, 2016

CWA Human Rights Department, in conjunction with the Civil Rights and Equity and Women's Committee, hosted the biennual conference on human rights August 21st-24th, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency. The conference featured thought provoking workshops and plenary session. Please click HERE to view photos from the conference.




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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Sixty-one years ago today , Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus and changed the course of  American history. 

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Statement by the CWA Human Rights Committee on Donald Trump

Donald Trump's comments in the video released on Oct. 7, and other released audio interviews with Trump, confirm him as a man of low character with the mentality of a sexual predator. He can never be allowed to serve as President of our great nation.