Press Releases

CWA Stands With Occupy Demonstrators

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Washington, D.C. -- The Communications Workers of America stands in support and solidarity with the demonstrators at Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy movement across the country. Because of Occupy, ordinary working Americans have rallied around the cry that we are the 99 percent and are ready to work for real change that will take back our country and focus on the growing income disparities, unemployment and decline of our democracy.

“We share the same goal: that it's time to put our country ahead of personal enrichment. It will take a broad movement of millions of us, standing together, to make sure that our voices are heard,” said CWA President Larry Cohen.

“Removing Occupy demonstrators from Zuccotti Park or from any other city in our country won't stop the movement that is growing every day, to get money out of politics, to create good jobs in the U.S, and to restore our democracy and the standing of ordinary Americans.”

CWA members will continue to be a part of this movement, joining this week's day of action in New York, Washington, and other cities. Our voices won’t be silenced.


Contact: Candice Johnson or Chuck Porcari, CWA Communications, 202-434-1168, cjohnson@cwa-union.org and cporcari@cwa-union.org