Aug 21, 2014

Peaceful Resistance in Ferguson

CWA Local 6355 President Bradley Harmon sent us this dispatch from Missouri.

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Aug 21, 2014

Nominate Young Women Workers for Berger Marks Award

In many workplaces today, it can take a lot of courage for a young woman to stand up for what's right. Do you know someone who has shown that kind of courage?

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Aug 8, 2014

Rochester Pride Parade

IUE-CWA Local 81381, Federation of Social Workers, walked in the 25th annual Rochester, NY Pride parade on July 19, 2014.

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Jul 17, 2014

50 Years Later, a Look Back at the Struggle for Civil and Human Rights

Despite the ugliness much on display in the summer of 1964, the best of America's ideals was also fully on display. America's youth from all over the nation poured into Mississippi to win civil and human rights for African Americans in the Jim Crow South.

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Jul 3, 2014

Movement Building Update

Movement building events in New York and Seattle.

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Jul 3, 2014

Help Stop Discrimination - Become a CWA Human Rights Activist

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that affect millions of workers, and predominantly women workers.

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Jun 19, 2014

CWAer to Lead Pride at Work

Jerame Davis, field coordinator in CWA's legislative department, has been named interim executive director of Pride at Work, the LGBT constituency group of organized labor.

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Jun 12, 2014

CWA’s First Joint Human Rights Conference—Bonding Over Shared Goals

As it was ending, participants in this year’s CWA Human Rights Conference—the first to combine the women's and civil rights committees—gave event organizers Chris Kennedy and Nancy Biagini standing ovations.

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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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