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October 30, 2020

CWA Votes 2020

With Biden and Harris in office, we have a chance to grow and strengthen our union.

October 30, 2020

Your Vote Matters!

At CWA, America's largest communications & media union, we're building a movement for economic justice & democracy. Learn more:http://go.cwa.net/cwa-signup

October 30, 2020

CWAers are making change during this election. Read more in the CWA newsletter:

On Wednesday, CWA members participated in a town hall centered around the need for federal funding for broadband and Joe Biden's push to expand broadband access and empower workers. After the town hall, CWAers made hundreds of phone calls to get out the vote.

September 24, 2020

Dozens of Midwestern Elected Officials Call on AT&T to Suspend Job Cuts to Aid Pandemic Recovery

WASHINGTON -- Elected officials from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana released letters Wednesday calling on AT&T to suspend job cuts and offshoring in order to support America’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. These letters follow a July request from a group of U.S. Senators, including Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), demanding answers from AT&T about projected job cuts.

September 22, 2020

Make A Plan To Vote!

One of the biggest elections of our lifetime is coming up in November. The votes that we cast as union members will be crucial in ensuring we have pro-labor candidates elected at the local and state level all the way up to the White House. CWA members need to show our voting power and solidarity at the ballot box.

August 14, 2020

WHY WE WEAR RED

Remembering Gerry Horgan

August 14, 2020

SAVE THE POST OFFICE

Call the Senate: Support our Postal Service now!

August 6, 2020

Voter Guide

This Tuesday, August 11, is partisan primary day in Wisconsin. Make a plan to vote. Voters have options to participate in democracy safely during the coronavirus pandemic:

July 21, 2020

July 22nd AFL-CIO Day of Action - Pass the Heroes Act

Tomorrow the AFL-CIO is holding a Day of Action to push for the Heroes bill! The Heroes bill would provide much needed relief to state and local government, premium pay for essential workers, paid leave, strengthen OSHA protection, and funding for safer voting in the 2020 elections.

July 17, 2020

Support the CARES ACT for Airlines

Take action today to urge your Representatives and Senators to extend the payroll support program for aviation workers in the CARES Act.

July 16, 2020

National Day of Action for Black Lives Matter

Monday, July 20, 2020
CWA District 4 members are being asked to participate in this day of action to stand in solidarity with SEIU and other organizations around the country that understand Black Lives Matter! Each and every day we fight racism and discrimination in the workplace and in our communities because an injury to one should be the concern of all.

July 14, 2020

Frontier's top executives want $16m in additional pay

Frontier's top executives want $16m in additional pay. That's $1,895 for each of the CWA members who have kept our customers connected through bankruptcy and the coronavirus. Share this to tell Frontier executives They Didn't Do It Alone.

July 10, 2020

CWA District 4 Next Generation

For all CWA Members... The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has hit young workers and workers of color hard. As of May 2020, 7.7 million American workers under 30 were unemployed and the unemployment rates for African Americans and Hispanic Americans hovered around 17 percent.
But we don't have to just sit back or feel powerless.

June 17, 2020

Facebook live event Juneteenth

Join us on Juneteenth for a Facebook live event at 6pmET/5pmCT/4pmMT/3pmPT. You'll hear from union leadership, artists, and movers and shakers in the movement for racial justice!

June 17, 2020

Instead of Cutting Jobs, AT&T Must Lead the Recovery

AT&T has informed the Communications Workers of America of its plans to cut over 3,400 technician and clerical jobs across the country over the next few weeks. In addition, the company plans to permanently shutter over 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores, impacting 1,300 retail jobs. These cuts come as Americans have become more dependent than ever on reliable communications services and the COVID-19 crisis has revealed significant gaps in broadband availability,

June 10, 2020

Black Lives Matter - Thursday, June 11, 12 Noon for 8 Minutes, 46 Seconds—Stop Work

As trade unionists and as Americans, we were all outraged by the vicious murder of George Floyd. We are heartened by the uprising of hundreds of thousands of Americans, Black, Brown and White, demanding an end to racism and declaring: “Black Lives Matter.”
Because of Covid-19, it has been difficult for many of us to show our solidarity with this movement. However, on Thursday, June 11, at 12 noon in each time zone, CWA members and allies across the globe will take a stand against racism

May 30, 2020

Statement from the CWA Executive Board on the Need to Dismantle the Racism that Plagues Our Communities

As we reach a tragic milestone of 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19, we find ourselves confronting the other plague that has been rampaging through our communities since long before the pandemic: Racism. Compounding the devastation of a global pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted Black communities, Black people in America continue to face threats, brutality, and death for going out jogging. For being poor. For sleeping in their own bed. For watching birds in a park. For being Black.

May 18, 2020

The Heroes Act Protects and Compensates Essential Workers

The HEROES Act (H.R. 6800), $3T relief package, passed the House late last night mostly along partisan lines with a 208-199 vote.
14 Democrats voted against the bill, including Axne, Cunningham, Davids, Finkenauer, Golden, Horn, Jayapal, Lamb, Luria, McAdams, Schrader, Spanberger, Torres Small, and Wild.
1 Republican voted for the bill: King (NY)
Several motions to recommit by the Republicans were defeated.

May 14, 2020

CWA District 4 News | May 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I’d like to reiterate that we in CWA are ALL essential. Safety of our members, our Local officers, and our families is of the utmost importance. We appreciate all that you are doing to protect each other and your families and to work toward securing safe working environments during an extraordinary and unprecedented time dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 11, 2020

Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Recipients for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

We are pleased to announce that a random drawing chose the winners of the Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, and the recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year are:

May 11, 2020

Life-saving News Needs a Stimulus

News is an essential service and our country can’t afford to lose it during this pandemic. Journalists and other media workers are working on never-ending deadlines and risking their own health to provide life-saving information to a nation sheltering in place. See all the demands.

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 Information for Non-Union Workers

Are you unsafe at work?
What can you do when your employer is not adequately protecting employees from the COVID-19 pandemic? The answer is you can take action as a group.

If you are currently a CWA member or a worker in a CWA-represented workplace, check out this page for resources and information: cwa-union.org/covid-19 . Everyone else, read on about your right to engage in protected concerted activities.

April 29, 2020

Remembering CWA Members Lost to COVID-19

We honor CWA Members who have lost their lives to COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky wins state Supreme Court race

Wisconsin Primary 2020, CWA and Labor Supported, Jill Karofsky elected as Supreme Court Judge