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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Nov 14, 2013

Equality for All in the Workplace

After a nearly four-decade journey, Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has finally made it out of the Senate with bipartisan support and creates what no other law currently does: Express protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace.

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Nov 5, 2013

Conducting Voter Registration Drives

In an effort to encourage voter registration drives, the CWA Human Rights department has compiled a set of guidelines for each state. These guidelines should be followed to ensure that all voters wishing to register have the opportunity to do so.

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Oct 3, 2013

October Push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Now it's time to show Congress that it's time to overhaul the nation's broken immigration system.

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Sep 12, 2013

At AFL-CIO Convention, Unions Vote for Growth, Change, Innovation

AFL-CIO convention delegates put new emphasis on organizing, building partnerships with community allies and other strategies to restore bargaining rights and make democracy work for working families.

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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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Sep 5, 2013

Labor Day 2013 Highlights

Check out these photos of CWAers at the weekend’s events:

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Aug 29, 2013

‘I Am A Drum Major For Justice…’

Nearly 2,000 CWA activists joined the tens of thousands of people marching on the National Mall this past weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and to reinforce the fight to ensure our democracy works for every American.

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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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Aug 8, 2013

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Fifty years ago, more than 200,000 people gathered in the nation’s capital to demand civil liberty and economic opportunity for all. The march was the largest demonstration for jobs and freedom in the country’s history, and it was there that Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his celebrated “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Aug 8, 2013

2 CWA Activists Join Pride at Work Board of Directors

CWA Local President 6355 Bradley Harmon and Local 6201 Legislative Chair Felipe Gutierrez will be representing CWA on Pride at Work’s board of directors.

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Aug 1, 2013

CWA President Arrested During Civil Disobedience for Immigrant Workers’ Rights

Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen was among the leaders who were arrested at a sit down protest that focused on the failure of the House of Representatives to take action on immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for 11 million.

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Aug 1, 2013

A Call for Social and Economic Justice

The AFL-CIO Executive Council released this statement in response to the tragic shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, with a call for social and economic justice for communities of color. The council pledged to take action around these issues.

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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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