Dec 1, 2015

Moving Forward: Public and Small Donor Financing of Elections

Across the country, CWA activists and partners attend rallies for fair elections.

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Dec 1, 2015

Moving Forward: Automatic Voter Registration

Democracy Initiative organizations and activists are gathering signatures for a state ballot initiative to automatically register Alaska citizens to vote as they sign up for the Permanent Fund Dividend. The PFD is paid annually to Alaska citizens, based on the state's oil revenue dividends.

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Dec 1, 2015

Moving Forward: Redistricting

Democracy Initiative allies, including CWA, pushed candidates and measures to end gerrymandering and make redistricting more bipartisan, transparent and fair.

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Dec 1, 2015

Critical Time For Our Democracy

The inspiration for the Democracy Initiative (DI) was extreme frustration that the path to achieving CWA's goals of secure, sustainable jobs, health care, retirement security and bargaining and organizing rights was blocked by a concerted attack on our democratic process. Workers' rights were eroding and contract bargaining was harder than ever.

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Dec 1, 2015

Make The Connection: Voter Suppression and Money in Politics

The NAACP's "Journey for Justice" began this August, 50 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed. From Selma, Ala., to Washington, D.C., thousands of civil rights, religious, union, student and other activists joined actions, rallies and teach-ins as marchers made their way to the endpoint, a rally and advocacy day at the U.S. Capitol.

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Dec 1, 2015

The DI: Building a Movement for Political Change

The Democracy Initiative was formed in December 2013 by four core organizations, the Communications Workers of America, the NAACP, Sierra Club and Greenpeace, with the goal of mobilizing millions in a fight to save our democracy.

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Dec 1, 2015

Making the Connection: Voter Suppression and Money in Politics

The Citizens United and McCutcheon Supreme Court rulings are enabling wealthy and corporate interests to control our election process and public policy at every level. Coupled with the Supreme Court's Shelby decision, which dismantled critical voting protections, the result will likely produce a government of, by and for the 1 percent, unless we act.

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Jun 1, 2015

We Stand Up, We Fight Back!

CWAers are part of an incredible coalition of environmental activists, people of faith, students, immigrant rights activists, women’s and civil rights groups, public health and consumer organizations and many more.

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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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