Apr 10, 2014

Money in Politics Update

CWAers across the country took to the streets as the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 McCutcheon v. FEC decision was announced, throwing out aggregate contribution limits and allowing an individual super-wealthy donor to inject up to $3.6 million into our politics.

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Apr 10, 2014

Fast for Families Ends National Tour with Call for Immigration Reform

The Fast for Families Across America nationwide bus tour ended on Wednesday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where thousands of activists protested, prayed and pledged to keep up the fight for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Apr 10, 2014

Equal Pay For Equal Work

April 8 was Pay Equity Day, which marked the number of extra days in 2014 women must work to earn what men earned in 2013.

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Apr 10, 2014

Missouri ‘Right-To-Work’ Vote Fails on Second Vote

So-called "right to work" legislation stalled in the Missouri House on Wednesday when extremists failed to get the 82 votes they needed to advance the bill to the Senate.

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Apr 3, 2014

Reducing the Number of Those Eligible to Vote – Who Benefits?

It's ironic. Decisions by this Supreme Court have allowed states to make it more difficult for ordinary Americans to vote, while at the same time, the Court is sanctioning a new flood of dollars from the super-rich to candidates and campaigns. (See the story on this week's disastrous decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.)

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Apr 3, 2014

Common Cause Highlights ‘Two Shameful Milestones’ in Senate

New analysis from Common Cause spotlights two recent "shameful milestones" that the current U.S. Senate should not be celebrating.

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Mar 27, 2014

Political Action Update

CWA's Political Boot Camp in Texas, Maine House Adopt Call Center Bill.

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Mar 13, 2014

CWA, Allies in Tennessee Tell Lawmakers: Put the People First

More than 500 Tennessee activists, including CWAers, union members and other allies, rallied at the State Capitol for secure, living wage jobs, public education, and democratic rights to organize, protest, bargain and vote freely.

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Mar 13, 2014

Money in Politics Update

On Tuesday, CWAers in Albany, N.Y., rallied with activists and allies from Citizen Action of NY and other groups to stand up for fair elections.

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Mar 1, 2014

A CWA Member Tells Senators that Workers Are Losing Ground

Naomi Bolden, Vice President of CWA Local 2204, tells Democratic Senators that the economy isn’t working for working families.

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Feb 27, 2014

SC Gov. Haley Tells Union Corporations To Go Elsewhere

CWA President Larry Cohen writes in The Huffington Post: It's not clear what South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is trying to accomplish when she says, as she did on Feb. 20, that corporations with union representation shouldn't even think about locating in her state.

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Feb 27, 2014

Fighting Back Against Fast Track and TPP

CWA and allies are continuing to push back against fast track authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Singapore round of talks ended this week, but negotiators plan to meet again in China in April and are still pressing for an agreement. We can't let up and let this bad deal for working families go forward.

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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 Activists Walk San Diego Neighborhoods for Mayor’s Race

This past weekend, CWAers and other union activists joined members of environmental and community groups in walking San Diego neighborhoods to support the campaign of city council member David Alvarez for mayor.

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Jan 9, 2014

Here’s How We Stop Fast Track

CWA activists and allies are ready to battle the introduction of "fast track" authorization for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals. Under fast track legislation, members of Congress would give up their right to amend the TPP and make it better for Americans. The fast track authorization vote would take place before members of Congress even see the final 1,000-page trade deal.

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Jan 9, 2014

Mark Your Calendar: CWA Town Hall Call on January 23

This month's half-hour town hall call will be held on January 23, at 7:30 pm ET. This call will be all about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

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Jan 9, 2014

NAFTA at 20

In 1993, the United States, Mexico and Canada signed the North American Free Trade Agreement. Two decades later, working Americans have only seen a string of broken promises.

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Jan 9, 2014

Senate Moves Forward on Extending Emergency Jobless Benefits

This week Democrats are pushing to extend federal emergency jobless benefits that expired Dec. 28. The Senate voted 60-37 to move forward on consideration of the measure that would provide for a three-month extension for the nation's long-term unemployed.

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Dec 19, 2013

Senate, House Pass Budget Deal Without Extending Jobless Benefits

The budget agreement passed by both the House and Senate stops some of the senseless cuts required by sequestration and, at least for two years, means there won’t be a government shutdown over the issue.

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Dec 19, 2013

New Jersey DREAM Act to Become Law

A coalition of CWA and other activists convinced the New Jersey state legislature to stand tough on legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to be eligible for in-state and in-county rates.

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