Mar 3, 2011

Third Poll Again Shows Overwhelming Support for Bargaining Rights

A third major poll on workers' rights confirms the results of two others in the past week: By a two-to-one margin, Americans support collective bargaining for public employees and oppose the kind of union-busting legislation that has sparked nationwide protests

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Feb 25, 2011

Cohen: ‘This is the Dawn of a New Movement, This is an Awakening’

CWA's first-ever national "Town Hall" phone call drew more than 5,000 participants Wednesday night, as local stewards and officers discussed the high-stakes battles that their governors and legislatures are waging against unions and all working families.

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Feb 25, 2011

Don’t Miss Next Week’s Town Hall Phone Call

CWA will be hosting a second nationwide phone call at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday, March 2.

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Feb 25, 2011

Protests Sweep Nation; Poll Shows Americans Support Public Unions

What began in Wisconsin and Ohio is spreading like wildfire across the United States, with huge pro-worker rallies in cities nationwide and a new poll showing Americans strongly support collective bargaining rights for public employees.

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Feb 25, 2011

Breaking: New Jersey Workers Headed for Trenton

Thousands of New Jersey union members and supporters are headed to the state capitol in Trenton right now, to send a message of solidarity to Wisconsin public workers and some advice to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: stop the attacks on public workers.

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Feb 25, 2011

Ohio: ‘This is Not the End of a Fight, but the Beginning of a Movement’

CWA and other union members who were demonstrating in Ohio even before the Wisconsin protests began, intensified their efforts Tuesday for the fourth hearing on the anti-union Senate Bill 5.

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Feb 25, 2011

Wisconsin: Walker Rejects Workers’ Offer to Take Cuts to Save Unions

Proving that Gov. Scott Walker is using budget concerns as a cover for union-busting, leaders of state employee unions said they would accept the governor's demands for pension and health care cuts as long as he stops trying to kill collective bargaining rights.

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Feb 25, 2011

Indiana: Legislature Backs Off ‘Right to Work’

Thousands of union workers are standing strong at the state house in Indianapolis, pushing back against a Republican governor and legislature that wants to weaken workers' collective bargaining rights.

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Feb 25, 2011

House GOP Uses Budget Vote to Cripple NLRB, Workers’ Rights

Adding to the spate of attacks on America's workers and their unions, House Republicans have slashed funds in the current year's budget for the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces private sector workers' organizing and bargaining rights.

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Feb 25, 2011

Walker Smug, Hostile to Workers in Prank Call from Fake Billionaire

Believing he was talking to an out-of-state billionaire who helped bankroll his campaign, union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spent 20 minutes on the phone Tuesday promising Tea Party financier "David Koch" that he wouldn't back down, no matter what.

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Feb 25, 2011

Unity Means Bargaining Power for Mailers at Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Members of Mailers Local 22/CWA Local 14842 at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette were able to fend off draconian cuts thanks to joint bargaining with nine other unions at the newspaper, including TNG-CWA Local 38061 and ITU Local 7/CWA Local 14827.

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Feb 17, 2011

This is What Democracy Looks Like

A week of rapidly organized rallies and marches continued today in Wisconsin, drawing tens of thousands of residents to the state capitol to condemn Gov. Scott Walker's attacks on collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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Feb 17, 2011

Ohio Workers Crowd Hearings, Build Alliances to Fight Back

For the second week, thousands of people are jamming Ohio's statehouse to protest legislation that would wipe out collective bargaining rights for state employees, weaken other workers' rights and have a devastating ripple effect on families and communities already struggling financially.

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Feb 17, 2011

House Committee Votes to Repeal Democratic Airline Elections

By just one vote, the House Transportation Committee this week voted to reinstate unfair rules for union representation elections for workers in the airline and railroad industries.

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Feb 17, 2011

AFL-CIO Tracks Attacks on Workers with ‘States of Denial’ Website

Political attacks on workers and unions at the state level are happening so fast that it's hard to keep up. But a new AFL-CIO website, "States of Denial," is designed to help.

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Feb 16, 2011

‘The World is Watching,’ Global Unions Take On T-Mobile Campaign

The global union movement, the International Trade Union Confederation, has announced it is launching a major global campaign to convince Deutsche Telekom to end its attack on workers' rights in the U.S. and allow T-Mobile USA workers the right to join a union.

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Feb 10, 2011

‘Legislative University’ Prepares CWA Activists for Major Battles

CWA's first-ever "Legislative University" drew 100 activists and staff to Washington, D.C., this week to learn how to get the ear of lawmakers, build coalitions and create effective plans to combat attacks on workers in Congress and statehouses around the country.

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Jan 26, 2011

CWA: Adopt Comprehensive Reform of Senate Rules; The American People Deserve Nothing Less

CWA keeps up the fight for Senate rules reform.

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Jan 20, 2011

AFA-CWA Seeks Election for 24,000 Flight Attendants at Merged UAL/Continental

In the wake of the merger between United and Continental Airlines, AFA-CWA is seeking an election to bring Continental's 9,300 flight attendants into the union and ensure that they have all the benefits and advocacy that AFA provides.

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Jan 20, 2011

ITUC Meeting: A Global Response to Multinationals

Members of the International Trade Union Confederation and Council of Global Unions are meeting with U.S. union leaders this week in Washington, focusing on ways to support international organizing campaigns and take on multinational companies.

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