Feb 4, 2016

New Study Predicts TPP Would Kill at Least 448,000 U.S. Jobs

Tufts University economists have confirmed what CWA and allies have been saying all along: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would destroy U.S. jobs and cut workers' wages.

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Jan 14, 2016

CWA Human Rights Activists Join King Celebration

CWA members and leaders met at CWA headquarters, then joined in the program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sponsored by the AFL-CIO.

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Dec 26, 2015

CWA Statement on Government’s Planned Immigration Raids

CWA issued this statement on the announced plans by the Department of Homeland Security to begin deportation raids targeting Central American refugees.

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Oct 15, 2015

CWA Allies Ask Angela Merkel to End T-Mobile Employee Gag Order Policy

Seven leading women's organizations ask the German government to press T-Mobile to abandon an employee gag order policy that violates U.S. law and restricts workers' ability to address sexual harassment and other workplace violations.

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Oct 15, 2015

Tell T-Mobile: Sexual Harassment is Not OK

Sign Angela's petition asking T-Mobile to end the gag order against women speaking out against sexual harassment on the job.

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Aug 20, 2015

Remarks of CWA President Chris Shelton to the A Philip Randolph Institute

President Shelton spoke with members and leaders on the 50th anniversary of APRI.

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Aug 6, 2015

Report: Unseemly Politics Played Role in State Department Upgrade of Malaysia on Human Rights

The U.S. State Department's upgrade of Malaysia from the ranks of the world's worst human rights offenders happened despite objections from the agency's own human rights experts, according to Reuters in a report out this week.

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Jul 30, 2015

AFL-CIO: The Fight for Better Trade Policy Isn’t Over

In a resolution adopted by the Executive Council, the AFL-CIO called the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal "unacceptable" and said that, in its current form, the deal "will irreparably harm the American economy and its working families."

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Jul 30, 2015

State Department Raises Malaysia’s Status on Human Rights, Despite Country’s Horrific Record

Despite acknowledging that Malaysia continues to violate international human trafficking laws, the U.S. State Department upgraded the country from the ranks of the world's worst human rights offenders, making the country eligible to participate in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

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Jul 23, 2015

Malaysia’s Failure to Act on Human Trafficking Shouldn’t Be Rewarded with Trade Benefits

In a strongly worded letter, 160 members of Congress have urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry not to upgrade Malaysia's ranking in the U.S. State Department's annual "Trafficking in Persons" report.

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Jul 23, 2015

Flight Attendants Take on Fight Against Human Trafficking

AFA-CWA is mobilizing the aviation industry in the fight against human trafficking.

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Jun 29, 2015

CWA Statement on the Ruling which Legalizes Gay Marriage in all 50 States

LGBTQ activists and their allies fought for years to gain the right for LGTBQ couples to marry. These couples and families were not asking for special rights, or different rights. They were simply asking for the same rights afforded to all other couples.

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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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May 8, 2015

Nike a Good Example of Why the TPP Is a Disaster for Workers, Communities

What a strange choice to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal -- a company that has 330,000 people working for 60 cents an hour in Vietnam.

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Feb 12, 2015

Corporate Profits vs. LGBTQ Equality

The United States is currently negotiating a trade deal with countries "where LGBTQ people have no rights," CWA President Cohen said. "We will stand up for LGBTQ rights!"

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Jan 29, 2015

Froman’s Hill Trade Hearings Buffeted By Protests

At the U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, ordinary citizens and activists stood up and voiced their concerns.

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Jan 22, 2015

CWA Speaks Out Against Obama’s SOTU Trade Agenda

CWA has supported the president in initiatives throughout his presidency. However, we cannot stand with the president in his alliance with Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable to send more U.S. jobs offshore, undermine U.S. communities and weaken U.S. sovereignty. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has much more to do with protecting the investment of multinational corporations and maneuvering around China than lowering trade barriers.

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Jan 22, 2015

Keeping the Dream Alive!

CWA members across the country celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Dec 18, 2014

Fighting Back Against Predatory Lenders

CWA Human Rights activists are joining with our Democracy Initiative partners to fight back against the predatory practices of the big banks, particularly payday lending schemes.

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Dec 4, 2014

We Need Trade Policies That Export Our Values, Not Our Jobs

Congress has, repeatedly and in a bipartisan fashion, called on the Obama Administration to address human and labor rights in the ongoing TPP negotiations.

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