Apr 2, 2015

TSEU Retirees Push for Full Pension

Retired members of the Texas State Employees Union, CWA Local 6186, lobbied for full funding of retiree pensions as they met with legislators at a Mini Lobby Day on March 25.

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Mar 1, 2015

Notice Regarding Union Security Agreements and Agency Fee Objections

As a general matter, employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement containing a Union security clause are required, as a condition of employment, to pay an agency fee equal to normal Union dues (and, where applicable, initiation fees).

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Mar 1, 2015

There’s so much to see at the new CWA/NETT Academy

Make 2015 the year you start to build a better you. Get the ball rolling by logging on to www.cwanett.org today!

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Mar 1, 2015

Fast Track is the Wrong Track

Across our union, CWA activists and allies are fighting back against "Fast Track" and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We're signing petitions, sending hand-written letters and calling our Members of Congress to make it crystal clear: Fast Track and the TPP are a bad deal for U.S. workers.

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Mar 1, 2015

The Fight to Stop Fast Track and the TPP!

The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the League of Conservation Voters and 41 other environmental groups have called on Congress to oppose Fast Track.

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Mar 1, 2015

Big Money in Politics Gets Even Bigger

In its Citizens United decision in 2010, the Supreme Court affirmed that money equals speech and corporations equal people. That decision, combined with last year's McCutcheon decision that allowed virtually unlimited political spending, has enabled a flood of dollars from corporations and the wealthiest Americans to cripple our political process and drown out the voices of ordinary citizens.

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Mar 1, 2015

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich Takes on The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Robert Reich was a big supporter of NAFTA. Not any more. He acknowledges the damage that trade deals like NAFTA have caused, and is warning against Fast Track Authorization for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Mar 1, 2015

Jobs Lost Due to NAFTA and China

Just three trade agreements - NAFTA, China and Korea, caused a net loss of more than 4 million U.S. jobs. Here's what we can expect from the TPP.

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Oct 1, 2014

Fair Trade For The 21st Century

When we fight for fair trade we are fighting for our jobs, our standard of living and a sustainable economy. The President and most in Congress know the U.S. economy is way out of balance but the leaked contents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) points mostly to more of the same.

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Oct 1, 2014

Here’s How We’re Fighting Back

Last year, under pressure from CWAers and thousands of progressive activists, the Senate voted to change the rules for confirmation of most executive and judicial nominees. That made it possible to now have a fully functional NLRB and other key confirmations and has led to a wave of votes and confirmations on federal courts and executive offices.

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Oct 1, 2014

Justice at CNN after 11 Years

After 11 years, CNN employees finally have a measure of justice.

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Oct 1, 2014

Passenger Service Agents at American, US Airways

In the biggest organizing victory in the South in decades, 9,000 American Airlines passenger service agents joined with their nearly 6,000 US Airways colleagues and overwhelmingly voted for a voice at the merged airline.

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Oct 1, 2014

TPP: Means More U.S. Jobs Will Be Sent Overseas

2.7 million jobs lost since the U.S. and other nations allowed China to join the World Trade Organizations in 2001; 700,000 lost under NAFTA since 1994, despite promises that 170,000 new jobs would be created; 60,000 jobs lost under the Korea Free Trade Agreement since 2012, despite promises that 70,000 new jobs would be created; TPP would make this grim situation even worse.

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Oct 1, 2014

TPP: Threatens Our Health, Consumer Safety and the Environment

If You Care About the Environment, TPP Makes Things Worse

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Oct 1, 2014

What’s the SCARIEST Part of the TPP TRADE DEAL?

Corporate and government negotiators from the U.S. and 11 other countries are trying to put together a massive deal.

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Oct 1, 2014

Republican Senators Have a Plan to Cripple the NLRB

CWA led the fight to get a fully functioning NLRB and now, for the first time in more than a decade, we have a fully-functioning, five-member Board.

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Oct 1, 2014

TPP Allows Foreign Corporations to Challenge Our Laws

Over the past several years and in nearly every trade deal since NAFTA, corporations are given more power than actual governments

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Jul 1, 2014

Putting the Pieces Together

The outlook for bargaining rights in the U.S. and our ability to maintain our current standard of living, let alone improve it, is as hard as it’s ever been. This issue of the CWA News looks at what we need to do to turn that around. It’s not one thing. It is several pieces we need at the same time to build a movement for real change.

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Jul 1, 2014

Update on Senate Rules

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Jul 1, 2014

President Elected By National Popular Vote? AMEN

Why should CWA members care about Money in Politics? The Supreme Court declared that corporations are people and money equals speech. The wealthiest Americans and corporations benefit from unlimited money in politics and use it to make sure the Chamber of Commerce agenda is followed on Capitol Hill. This makes it almost impossible to gain laws and regulations that benefit workers.

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