Apr 3, 2014

Reducing the Number of Those Eligible to Vote – Who Benefits?

It's ironic. Decisions by this Supreme Court have allowed states to make it more difficult for ordinary Americans to vote, while at the same time, the Court is sanctioning a new flood of dollars from the super-rich to candidates and campaigns. (See the story on this week's disastrous decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.)

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Feb 27, 2014

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Dies at 66

Chokwe Lumumba, a longtime civil rights activist and mayor of Jackson, Miss., died Tuesday afternoon. He was 66.

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Jan 30, 2014

Three CWA Human Rights Committees Meet

Members of CWA's National Civil Rights and Equity Committee and the National Women's Committee met in Washington D.C. this week. On the agenda was writing the annual reports that summarize the committee's work and priorities for members, as called for by the CWA Constitution.

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Dec 23, 2013

Valuing Families:  We’re Fighting AND We’re Winning

I had the great privilege, as an Advisory Board member of the Labor Project of Working Families (LPWF), of attending the Family Values @ Work’s 10th Anniversary and Annual Meeting in New York.

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Sep 12, 2013

Ben Jealous Stepping Down as NAACP Leader

Ben Jealous, who lead the NAACP for five years and helped re-energize that organization, is stepping down as president and CEO at the end of this year.

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Aug 12, 2013

CWA Pride

Throughout the country, CWA members participated in Pride Parades, showing support and flying our colors.

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Jul 29, 2013

Latest Developments in the Fight for Voting Rights

The Brennan Center reports on the latest developments in the struggle on voting rights throughout the country.

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Jul 24, 2013

The 2013 March on Washington

50 years ago the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom secured vital civil rights for millions, however, many of the other goals championed that day have not been met.

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Jun 27, 2013

Supreme Court Decisions on DOMA, Prop. 8 Move Nation Closer to Full Equality

Read CWA’s statement on the Supreme Court’s decisions issued June 26 on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s statute legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Jun 26, 2013

CWA: Supreme Court Decisions Move Nation Closer to Full Equality

Today, the Supreme Court gets it right on marriage equality.

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Apr 22, 2013

Gentle Warrior: A. Philip Randolph (1889 - 1979)

The words and deeds of A. Philip Randolph show us the unyielding strength of his life-long struggle for full human rights for the Blacks and all the disinherited of the nation.

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Mar 28, 2013

Gay Marriage Supporters Rally at the Supreme Court

Staff from CWA headquarters joined thousands of protesters on the steps of the Supreme Court, as the justices took up the issue of same-sex marriage.

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Feb 7, 2013

A Civil Right to Organize

"Our democracy is corrupted," wrote CWA President Larry Cohen in the latest issue of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council’s newsletter. "Money is not speech. Corporations are not people. Our path to change must rely on massive movement-building, uniting economic justice and democracy."

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Jan 17, 2013

AFA-CWA Sues Spirit Airlines for Equal Health Benefits for Domestic Partners

AFA-CWA has filed a lawsuit against Spirit Airlines for denying equal health care benefits to employees’ legally recognized domestic partners. The lawsuit accuses the airline’s management of exploiting procedural loopholes to avoid this contractual obligation and forcing domestic partners into a lower-quality health care plan than the one covering other employees.

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Oct 11, 2012

CWA Rallies At Supreme Court For Affirmative Action

As hundreds of civil rights leaders and students gathered on the Supreme Court steps, CWA Staff Representative Judy Graves spoke out in support of the University of Texas’s race-conscious admissions process.

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Jul 19, 2012

Civil Rights and Equity Conference Energizes CWAers

CWAers showed Houston what democracy looks like last week, as 200 members and leaders rallied at the annual CWA Civil Rights and Equity Conference.

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May 24, 2012

CWA Local Leaders Learn New Skills at MLI

Local union leaders honed their skills in public speaking, political action and more, graduating this week from CWA’s 2012 Minority Leadership Institute.

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May 9, 2012

CWA: Rights and Liberties of the U.S. Constitution Must Apply to All

The Communications Workers of America stands with the President and those who support equality and human rights. We oppose all discrimination and recognize the direct linkage between civil and workers' rights, and the attempts to divide Americans based on these issues.

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Mar 8, 2012

In Alabama, Voting Rights, Civil Rights Still Under Attack

About 125 CWA members and leaders from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and other states, are a big part of this week's Selma to Montgomery, Ala., march and rally.

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Jan 12, 2012

On This Day, 100 Years Ago…

January 12, 1912: Ten thousand textile workers, mostly women and immigrants, walked off the job in Lawrence, MA, marking the beginning of an explosive 8-week strike. It became known as the “Bread & Roses” strike, a landmark event in American history.

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