Sep 4, 2014

American Workers Need a Raise and a Union

On MSNBC's Ed Show yesterday, CWA President Larry Cohen said all of us should stand behind the fast food workers – and Walmart workers, the Committee for Better Banks and others – who are fighting not just for a raise but for a union voice. All working Americans need a raise and need bargaining rights in order to share in today's corporate profits, he said.

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Jun 26, 2014

Working Families at the White House

The White House Summit on Working Families on Monday brought together labor leaders, businesses, economists, policymakers, advocates and citizens for a conversation on how America can better help families succeed at work and at home.

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Jun 19, 2014

U.S. Real Wages Fall

A government report just out is confirming what most Americans are already feeling, a real bite on their wages.

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Jun 5, 2014

Privatization Triggers Race to the Bottom

Taxpayers are inadvertently funding the erosion of the middle class and their local community services, as more state and local governments privatize important public functions, according to a new report from In the Public Interest.

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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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Feb 13, 2014

Union, Green Activists Unite in ‘No Fast Track’ Fight

At the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference, union and green activists focused on how to beat "fast track" authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an IUE-CWA program to help manufacturing plants save energy and become more efficient and how sustainable planning in the aviation industry can help improve communities.

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Feb 6, 2014

Do You Support Good Green Jobs?

Join us next week for the 2014 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in Washington, DC.

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Sep 5, 2013

Jobs with Justice: 25 Years, 25 Voices

Jobs with Justice is celebrating its silver anniversary with a new book: “Jobs with Justice, 25 Years, 25 Voices.”

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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 22, 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. This Saturday, civil rights, labor and social justice organizations will be rallying once again on the National Mall to honor the historic demonstration.

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Aug 15, 2013

New Online Courses for CWA Members

Check out CWA/NETT Academy’s new website that showcases an expanded platform of courses and program options. There are now more than 100 courses, covering everything from professional development in computer technology, finance and administration to personal development in creative arts, language programs and more.

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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 2, 2013

‘Press 1 For America’ Bi-Partisan Call Center Bill Introduced in Congress

The ‘Press 1 For America’ House bill lets consumers choose U.S. based call centers and bans tax dollars for companies that off-shore U.S. call center jobs.

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Aug 1, 2013

AFL-CIO: All Workers Deserve a Living Wage

The Washington, D.C. City Council stood up for working families by passing the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), which requires retailers with more than $1 billion in annual sales and with stores of more than 75,000 square feet to pay workers a living wage package of $12.50 an hour. The LRAA would lift thousands of working families in Washington, D.C., out of poverty and support decent wages across the retail industry. The mayor now must sign the LRAA in order for it to become law.

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Jun 27, 2013

Check out Inequality.is

The Economic Policy Institute has launched a new website completely focused on income inequality: what it means for working people, how it came about and how we can fix it.

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Apr 29, 2013

CWA President Cohen Arrested in St. Louis at Peabody Coal Demonstration

In St. Louis today, leaders from the labor movement, community organizations and religious groups stood up to Peabody Coal and its unfair attack on retired workers.

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Apr 18, 2013

Bipartisan Immigration Bill is a First Step

U.S. Senators known as the “Gang of Eight,” four Democrats and four Republicans who have been working on immigration reform, have released a bill that is a first step toward much needed reform of our broken immigration system.

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Apr 18, 2013

We Need Good Jobs, Green Jobs

The fight for workers’ rights is strongly linked to fight for environmental rights.

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Apr 11, 2013

Let’s Get to Work: Climate Change, Infrastructure and Innovation

Next week more than 1,600 union members and environmentalists from around the country will be discussing economic, environmental and democracy issues at the BlueGreen Alliance's annual Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference in Washington, DC.

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Mar 28, 2013

T-Mobile Workers Rally to Keep Good Jobs in Kansas

Workers in Kansas expect better.

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