Feb 26, 2015

Congressional Recess = Meetings on Fast Track

CWA activists and allies met with their members of Congress and staffs, and organized town hall meetings to push back against legislators who won't commit to stopping 'Fast Track' authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Feb 26, 2015

Reich Rallies Troops at AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting

Former Labor Sec. Robert Reich fired up a big crowd attending a rally in Atlanta on Tuesday, held in conjunction with the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting.

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Feb 26, 2015

AFL-CIO: Today’s Trade Policies are Undermining Working People

The AFL-CIO called for a new direction for U.S. "trade promotion authority," also known as "Fast Track," one that ensures that Congress approves trading partners before negotiations begin, includes objectives that benefit all, not just multinational corporations, and gives Congress the ability to strip out provisions that fail to meet these objectives.

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Feb 26, 2015

Workers Take Fight to Wisconsin Capitol

Thousands of CWAers and union activists rallied at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, as the state legislature and Gov. Scott Walker (R) stepped up their assault on workers' rights.

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Feb 19, 2015

Members of Congress, Home for Recess, Face Calls to Reject Fast Track for TPP

CWA activists and our coalition partners across the nation have one message for members of Congress back home on recess: Vote No on Fast Track Authority for trade deals.

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Feb 19, 2015

Cohen Takes Down Rubio on MSNBC

CWA President Larry Cohen talks with MSNBC host Ed Schultz about the continuing attack on workers' ability to bargain being waged by Republicans.

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Feb 19, 2015

A Multitude Rally in WVa Against Cut to State Prevailing Wage, Right-to-Work Bills

As many as 2,000 workers trudged through a foot of snow, wind and blistering cold on Monday to speak out against anti-worker bills under consideration by the WV legislature.

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Feb 12, 2015

Sen. Alexander Continues His War on Workers with Hearing on New NLRB Union Election Rule

The attempt by the NLRB to make union representation elections more efficient and more consistent throughout the country has come up against fierce opposition from employer trade groups, including the granddaddy of them all, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Feb 5, 2015

Congressional Progressives Meet with CWA President Cohen to Discuss TPP Strategy

CWA President Larry Cohen met with about 25 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to talk strategy to defeat Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals.

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Feb 5, 2015

No Fast Track-No TPP Messages are on the Air

In this audio message, Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of Nuns on the Bus and NETWORK, the Catholic social justice organization, is calling on members of Congress to follow the faithful way forward and make sure that all voices in the Fast Track and TPP debate are heard.

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Feb 5, 2015

It’s Really ‘Right-to-Work’ for Less

Misguided politicians and their Big Business backers are pushing "right-to-work" legislation in Missouri, New Mexico, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Illinois. They make bold claims that it's the cure-all to protect workers, improve jobs, attract business and boost the overall economy.

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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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