Jul 23, 2015

Mark Your Calendar, Journey for Justice Kicks Off Aug. 1

Marchers joining America's Journey for Justice will leave Selma, Ala., on Aug. 1 and walk more than 800 miles to Washington, DC.

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Jun 19, 2015

CWA Statement on the Murder of Nine African American Citizens in Charleston

In the wake of the shootings in Charleston of nine African American citizens, we must stand together and confront the realities that drive such violence.

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Apr 9, 2015

Local 1180 Wins EEOC Case

For years, the City of New York paid minorities and women substantially less than white men, a broad pattern of discrimination that the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the city needs to remedy with raises to the workers and back pay and other damages totaling more than $246 million.

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Apr 9, 2015

Ferguson Election Makes History

Voters in Ferguson, Mo., went to the polls this week and made history, electing two new African-American city council members.

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Mar 31, 2015

Governor Pence, We See ‘Which Side You’re On’

Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana legislature have made very clear which side they're on. The legislation that the governor signed last week is yet another attack on ordinary working people. This legislation gives employers even more rights, while advancing the freedom to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, women and other groups.

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Mar 12, 2015

Eyewitness to History: Commemorating Selma’s “Bloody Sunday”

CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings and Ruth, his wife of 43 years, were among the more than 70,000 people who marked the 50th anniversary of the famous "Bloody Sunday" march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, last weekend.

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Oct 30, 2014

CWA Human Rights Department Links Civil Rights Fights

Read about the Civil Rights Act in the CWA National Equity Committee's report: Looking Back on the March on Washington.

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Oct 16, 2014

Justice Upside Down in Ferguson, Mo., Say Coalition in Weekend Protest Marches

CWA members gathered in St. Louis, Mo., over the weekend to march for economic, racial and social justice in continuing protests over the August 9, 2014 police shooting of Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown.

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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

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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

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