News

May 31, 2018 — News

Poor People's Campaign Update

CWAers and retirees have been participating in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.

September 14, 2017 — News

Take Action: Stop Tax Giveaways to the Wealthy and Corporations

There's a massive lobbying effort underway right now to give big tax breaks to millionaires and corporations at the expense of the rest of us.

May 22, 2017 — News

2017 CWA Retired Members’ Council Annual Meeting

The 2017 Meeting of the CWA RMC will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on August 5, 2017 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel.

December 8, 2016 — News

CWA Retirees: ‘The Price is Not Right’

The Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) is rolling out a grassroots, national campaign to block proposed cuts and changes to Medicare that Republicans plan to pursue.

December 1, 2016 — News

Flight Attendants Rally to Save Social Security and Medicare

U.S. Cathay Pacific Airways Cabin Crew, supported by AFA-CWA, Bay Area labor, and allies, rallied in front of Cathay Pacific U.S. corporate offices this week.

September 8, 2016 — News

Activists Tell Congress: Keep Your Promise to Mine Workers

CWA President Chris Shelton and about 50 CWAers joined more than a thousand members of the United Mine Workers Union and other union activists at a Capitol Hill rally today.

August 11, 2016 — News

NJ Pension Update

New Jersey State Senate president Steve Sweeney announced that he would not post the Constitutional Amendment to protect New Jersey public worker pensions for a final vote in the Senate.

August 4, 2016 — News

New Jersey CWAers Rally to Protect Pensions

This week, CWA members, retirees, staff, and leaders were joined by other public sector union members at the New Jersey Statehouse to demand that the Constitutional Amendment to ensure pension payments be put up for a vote and passed in the Senate.  

August 4, 2016 — News

Retiree Update

CWA retirees participated in movement building training in Minneapolis.

June 30, 2016 — News

RMC General Board Sworn Into Office

June 2016 New RMC General Board are Sworn Into Office by CWA President Chris Shelton

June 23, 2016 — News

CWAers Fight to Save NJ Public Worker Pensions

CWA stewards and members in New Jersey support legislation that would place a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot this November to guarantee pension payments for the state's public worker pension system.

May 19, 2016 — News

CWAers Standing Strong in NJ Pension Fight

CWA activists in New Jersey are mobilizingto build support for a constitutional amendment that will require the government to fully fund public workers' pensions.

May 6, 2016 — News

Retirees Speak Up at Meeting with Verizon CEO

RMC speaks up for retirees at meeting with Verizon CEO, Lowell C. McAdam.

May 5, 2016 — News

IUE-CWA Activists Protest GE Retiree Cuts

IUE-CWA retirees leafleted shareholders outside the General Electric Co. annual meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., and IUE-CWA locals in other locations held solidarity demonstrations outside GE facilities.

April 28, 2016 — News

RMC Media Sector President Makes Statement at Fl. GE Share-Owners Meeting

RMC Media Sector President, Bill Freeda, makes a statement at the GE Share-Owners Meeting in Jacksonville, FL.

April 15, 2016 — Press Release

Nationwide Rally Against GE Changes to Retiree Healthcare

We will be having a NATIONWIDE RALLY(s) on Weds, April 27...the Day of GE's Annual Shareowners Meeting.  Kevin Mahar, fro

March 10, 2016 — News

NJ State Workers Vote Dues Increase to Fund Campaign for Secure Pensions

CWA state workers in the executive branch in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly to finance a constitutional amendment campaign to secure public workers' pensions and hold elected officials accountable.

March 7, 2016 — News

N.J. Shop Stewards Gear Up for Pension Amendment Campaign

More than 500 CWA N.J. shop stewards and activists met for a day of mobilization training on the campaign to win a ballot question for a constitutional amendment to require the State of New Jersey to make full payments into the pension system.

February 18, 2016 — News

CWA Retirees, Active Members Fight Nokia-Lucent on Pension Grab

CWA retired and active members are pushing back against Nokia-Lucent's attempt to grab billions in pension assets from a plan covering retired CWA and IBEW members and transfer those funds to an underfunded management fund.

February 1, 2016 — Press Release

Senator Sanders's Strong Showing in Iowa Builds on Energy, Enthusiasm

What an incredible night! Just one month ago, Senator Sanders trailed by double digits in Iowa polling. That picture has fundamentally changed. Sanders's message of restoring an America that works for all of us has been spreading throughout the country, engaging first time voters, young people, independents, even conservatives. New Hampshire is the next stop in a campaign that continues to energize millions of Americans.

January 7, 2016 — News

CWA Gets New Jersey Lawmakers to Back Constitutional Referendum on Pension Funding

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a resolution setting a referendum on the November 2016 that addresses funding of the state public pension system.

November 30, 2015 — News

RMC National Executive Officers Election Notice

National Executive Officer Elections 2015 for the January 2016 to December 31, 2020 Term of Office.

November 19, 2015 — News

CWA Charges Alcatel-Lucent with Illegally Raiding Retirees' Health Care Money

CWA has filed for a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent to block its illegal plans to use money slated for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations. The motion was filed Nov. 18 in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

November 5, 2015 — News

IUE-CWA Charges GM with Shortchanging Retirees on Health Care Coverage

IUE-CWA has filed a complaint in federal bankruptcy court charging General Motors with shortchanging more than 5,000 pre-age 65 retirees on their retiree medical coverage.