Apr 17, 2014
Kansas Community Partnership Working for Change
CWAers, Sunflower activists and other community supporters are rallying for workers' rights and jobs with justice.
Below: T-Mobile US workers Dexter Robinson, second left, and Ellen Brackeen, far right, join the Sunflower Community Action awards event. With them: Delia Garcia, NEA; Kevin Myles, Southeast regional director, NAACP, Sulma Arias, Sunflower executive director, State Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau and State Representative Ponk We-Victors.
Sunflower Community Action, a CWA partner and the Kansas affiliate of National People's Action, recognized CWA for "exemplary commitment to the pursuit of justice, equality and the changing of lives," at a recent award event.
More than a year ago, members of CWA Local 6402 joined Sunflower activists to protest the extreme policies aimed at immigrants and their families being pushed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Since then, Sunflower activists have taken on the fight for fairness for T-Mobile US workers, and with other community allies, rallied outside the Wichita call center to save 350 jobs. With Interfaith Worker Justice, SEIU and others, the groups are partnering to "change things" in Kansas.