Jan 29, 2015

Freshman Democrats Tell Obama to Change Course on Fast Track for the TPP

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could only lead to the offshoring of U.S. jobs, especially in the service sector, and the erosion of America wages, nine newly-elected Democrats said in a letter to the president. Overall, 13 of 17 newly-elected Democrats are opposing Fast Track.

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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 29, 2015

As Promised, GOP Introduce Laws to Gut the NLRB and Labor Rights for American Workers

The so-called 'NLRB Reform Act' would guarantee a perpetual stalemate on the National Labor Relations Board because Sens. Lamar Alexander and Mitch McConnell propose to add a sixth member to it. And, in the House, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is introducing a federal right-to-work bill to "free" workers from paying union dues.

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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

CBTU Resolution Supports President Cohen, Rebuts Anonymous White House Smear

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) is rejecting criticism of CWA President Larry Cohen leveled by an unnamed "U.S. trade official."

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Jan 15, 2015

Bad Trade Deals Push Migration to the U.S.

There is good reason some have called the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal "NAFTA on steroids."

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Jan 15, 2015

Stopping Another Corporate Power Grab

The fifth anniversary of the Citizens United decision is quickly approaching. Join CWA and allies to rally against big money corrupting our politics.

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Jan 8, 2015

It’s Time To Call the Chamber Out

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants to drown us out. It's time we speak up! Join us on the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision to rally against the biggest secret spender of the 2014 elections, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which supports policies that attack our jobs, democracy and the environment.

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Dec 11, 2014

Protests Beset TPP Negotiations

CWAers joined hundreds of activists from labor, environmental, consumer, human rights, public health, Internet freedom, faith and family farm groups in a week of protests outside the office of the United States Trade Representative against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal under negotiation inside.

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Dec 4, 2014

Emergency Meeting on Fighting Fast Track for TPP

Rep. Rosa DeLauro sounded the alarm yesterday: A bill calling on Congress to give up its right to review the proposed TPP trade deal is sure to come early next year.

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Dec 4, 2014

Retail Workers ‘Bill of Rights’ Adopted in San Francisco

Most retail workers in San Francisco now will get advance notice of their schedules, call-in pay and opportunity for more work hours under the "Retail Workers Bill of Rights."

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Nov 20, 2014

CWA Statement on the Presidentís Immigration Accountability Executive Action

CWA commended the President's action as a good start to fixing our broken immigration system.

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Nov 20, 2014

Senate Committee Holds Hearing Today on New NLRB Nominee

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) meets today to consider the nomination of Lauren McFerran to replace Nancy Schiffer on the National Labor Relations Board.

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Nov 13, 2014

CWA: Don’t Give a Free Ride to a Handful of Companies at the Expense of All Broadband Users

CWA's response to President Obama's statement this week on net neutrality.

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Nov 6, 2014

Post Election: CWA Activists Pivot to Fight Against Fast Track/TPP

Starting today, CWA activists are turning their attention to stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a dangerous trade deal that threatens our jobs, communities and the environment.

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Nov 6, 2014

TPP Update

CWA activists and allies today delivered to Congressional leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), a petition with more than 600,000 signatures opposing "Fast Track" authority for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

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Nov 6, 2014

More Proof Why We Need To Get Big Money Out of Politics

What did the most expensive midterm election in history buy? A staggering number of ugly and extremely negative attack ads.

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Nov 6, 2014

Political Update

CWA activists across the country worked hard on get-out-the-vote efforts in the run-up to Election Day.

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Nov 5, 2014

CWA Statement on 2014 Midterm Elections

Working families and progressive activists, determined to get out the vote, made jobs and the economy top priorities at the ballot box.

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Oct 30, 2014

Election Countdown

CWA activists across the country are ramping up get-out-the-vote efforts, as we sprint towards Election Day.

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