Aug 20, 2015

United Campus Workers Take on Attack by Tennessee Governor

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has a new scheme to privatize tens of thousands of jobs and jeopardize public service in every county in the state.

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Aug 20, 2015

Senator Sherrod Brown Blocks Trade Nominee over TPP Secrecy

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) just went toe-to-toe with the White House and refused to blink.

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Aug 20, 2015

“America’s Journey for Justice” Coming to the Nation’s Capital on September 16

It's Destination Washington, D.C., as members of the NAACP, CWA and many other allies continue the 860-mile-long trek of the "America's Journey for Justice."

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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 13, 2015

CWA Sets Process for Presidential Primary Endorsement

CWA President Chris Shelton outlined the action taken by the CWA Executive Board to determine whether and how our union will endorse a Presidential candidate.

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Aug 13, 2015

Christie Vetoes Bills to Fund NJ Pension

New Jersey Democrats trying to undo damage done to the state's public-employees' pension system met a familiar roadblock, Gov. Chris Christie wielding a veto pen.

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Aug 6, 2015

“America’s Journey for Justice” Kicked Off in Selma Aug. 1

On Aug. 1, members of the NAACP, CWA and many other allies began the "America's Journey for Justice" march that will cover more than 860 miles and feature teach-ins in almost 40 locations between Selma, AL, and Washington, DC.

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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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Aug 6, 2015

TPP Negotiators Again Fail to Clinch Deal

Another last ditch effort to come to agreement on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal failed last week in Maui, Hawaii.

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Aug 6, 2015

Executive Board Meets in DC

CWA's Executive Board met in Washington, DC, on Aug 5-6 and discussed issues including organizing, bargaining underway throughout CWA, legislative and political action and more.

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Jul 30, 2015

Five Presidential Candidates Meet with AFL-CIO Leaders

The AFL-CIO Executive Council met with five announced candidates for the Presidency of the U.S., four Democrats and one Republican.

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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

Join America’s Journey for Justice

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, activists will begin a historic 860-mile march from Selma, Ala., to our nation's Capitol.

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Jul 30, 2015

Poll Shows Strong Support for Albuquerque Fair Workweek Act

Today the Fair Workweek ABQ campaign released poll results that demonstrate overwhelming support among Albuquerque voters for the proposed Fair Workweek Act.

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Jul 30, 2015

Activists Rally to ‘Protect, Improve, Expand’ Medicare

Thousands of CWAers, labor and other progressive activists rallied across the country in a National Day of Action celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare, a law that has improved the lives of millions, especially of the elderly.

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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 16, 2015

Thousands Join Moral Mondays’ March for Voting Rights in Winston-Salem

CWAers join thousands of protestors from across North Carolina who swarmed the Federal Courthouse.

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Jul 16, 2015

Schedules That Work Act Re-Introduced As Fair Workweek Movement Grows

Fair, flexible and reliable scheduling is key to ensuring working families can earn a living with dignity and respect.

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Jun 25, 2015

Coalition of Activists Continued Fast Track Fight until Last Vote Counted

In the run-up to the U.S. Senate's vote this week on cloture for Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, CWA activists and grassroots partners across the country rallied in the districts and outside the offices of Democratic Senators, some of whom turned their back on working families.

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Jun 25, 2015

Roanoke Rally Calls for Action on Voting Rights

In a summer of voting rights actions across the nation, more than four hundred activists, including busloads of CWA members, held a rally today in Roanoke, Va., to mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court's Shelby County v. Holder decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act.

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