Jul 17, 2014

Detroit, Turn on the Water!

Tomorrow CWA activists will march with registered nurses, community leaders, clergy, labor unions, environmentalists and Netroots Nation participants to protest Detroit's program to cut off water to thousands of residents who aren't able to pay their bills.

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Jul 17, 2014

Movement Building: Pride@Work Wants T-Mobile to Stop Violating Workers Rights

You're not fooling anyone, T-Mobile US, says Pride@Work, an advocacy group of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Labor and Allies.

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Jul 10, 2014

North Carolina Pre-season Political Boot Camp

As the 2014 midterm elections loom large, members from 16 CWA locals in North Carolina gathered in Charlotte this week to participate in an intensive one-day political training boot camp to prepare.

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Jul 10, 2014

T-Mobile Is A Two-Faced Union Buster

There are two sides to T-Mobile.

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Jul 3, 2014

Helping Ease the Path to Citizenship

CWA and allies have kicked off a program to help people already on the path to citizenship—green card holders—begin to navigate the road to becoming Americans.

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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 26, 2014

We’re Bringing TU Pride to Seattle

TU activists will be leading the labor delegation in this Sunday's Seattle Pride Parade – walking directly behind one of the main hometown sponsors of the event, T-Mobile US!

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Jun 19, 2014

Kick Brunei Out of TPP Talks, Members of Congress Tell Administration

Democratic and Republican members of Congress are calling on American trade negotiators to kick Brunei out of Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks until its sultan revokes a new Taliban-like penal code that violates human rights.

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Jun 19, 2014

Shame: U.S. Ranks Among World’s Worst Labor Violators

A new report issued by the International Trade Union Confederation shows that the United States is among the world's worst countries when it comes to workers' rights. The ITUC has 325 affiliates in 161 countries.

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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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Jun 12, 2014

Bring T-Mobile’s Human Rights Abuses Out of the Shadows

Last week, a former T-Mobile employee who lost her job because of her union activity, asked T-Mobile's Board of Directors to commit to ending these kinds of human rights violations. They said, "No."

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May 29, 2014

Cohen: ‘We Need A Common Narrative’

New populism necessitates movement building, CWA President Larry Cohen said. "New populism can't just be the sum of the parts. We have to really struggle beyond our parts," he said, speaking at a Campaign for America's Future event focused on strategies for educating, energizing and mobilizing around an agenda for economic change.

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May 29, 2014

TU-CWA Pride

TU activists will march in the Albuquerque Pride Parade this Saturday. There's a twist, however. Because the 40,000-person celebration is sponsored by T-Mobile, LGBT student leaders and others in the PRIDE community, CWAers and community allies will help focus attention on the struggle by TMUS workers for a voice and fair treatment at T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

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Mar 27, 2014

‘Cesar Chavez’ Film Opens March 28

This weekend, make time to go to the movies and check out "Cesar Chavez," a new film on the courageous life of the farmworker organizer who believed that his job as an organizer "was to help ordinary people do extraordinary things."

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Feb 13, 2014

Huge Crowd Holds Moral March in North Carolina

Last weekend, 100,000 people turned out for the Moral March in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event marked a year of “Moral Monday” protests, organized by the “Move Forward Together Movement,” a coalition of 150 groups put together by the North Carolina NAACP and including CWA and other unions and progressive voices.

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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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Dec 12, 2013

Immigration Reform Advocates Take Over Congressional Offices

Today CWA activists joined more than 1,500 immigration reform advocates in occupying over 200 congressional offices. Activists from across the country prayed and held vigils. The song "We Shall Overcome" echoed through the halls of Rayburn House Office Building.

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Dec 12, 2013

December 10, 1948

In a piece in The Huffington Post, CWA President Larry Cohen reflected on the beginning of International Human Rights Day.

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Dec 10, 2013

December 10, 1948

Eleanor Roosevelt proclaims international Human Rights Day speaking mostly to the rest of the world, emerging from war, and facing human rights issues on every continent. At that moment, the US leads the world’s democracies by almost every measure. Now 65 years later, the blocks to our democracy are as glaring in the US as anywhere else.

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