CWA Union Hall Call

CWA Call
CWA President Chris Shelton, activists and CWAers across the country for live updates on organizing, bargaining, legislative and political issues that affect working families.
Podcast by Communications Workers of America
  1. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joins CWA President Chris Shelton, CWA District 4 VP Linda L. Hinton and IUE-CWA Division President Jim Clark to discuss what working people should look out for during the NAFTA renegotiation process.
  2. CWA President Chris Shelton and Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) discuss what the proposed Republican Tax Plan means for working familes, then President Shelton answers members' questions about what the plan might mean for you.
  3. CWA President Chris Shelton, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and CWA Local 1168 President Cori Gambini, RN discuss how the Republican health care repeal plan will affect CWA members and retirees and what you can do to fight back.
  4. Stopping the Corporate Cabinet with CWA President Chris Shelton and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley by Communications Workers of America
  5. CWA President Chris Shelton joins other leaders in the movement to restore our democracy to discuss the April 16-18 Democracy Awakening in Washington, DC.
  6. Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich join CWA President Chris Shelton to discuss how we can regain control of our economy from Wall Street and the Big Banks.
  7. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, CWA President Chris Shelton and Sierra Club President Michael Brune discuss the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what we need to do to stop in in 2016.
  8. CWA District 1 VP Dennis Trainor, CWA District 2-13 VP Ed Mooney & members of the bargaining and mobilization committees give an update on bargaining. CWA President Chris Shelton gives us his perspective on the fight.
  9. CWA District 1 VP Dennis Trainor, CWA District 2-13 VP Ed Mooney & members of the bargaining committees give an update on bargaining and take member questions. CWA President Chris Shelton tells us what it will take to get a fair contract at Verizon.
  10. In his last call before he retires in June, President Cohen responds to questions about the future of organizing, movement building and collective bargaining submitted by participants.
  11. CWA activists and allies discuss some of their most successful tactics in the fight to stop Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership including city council resolutions, town hall meetings, door-to-door canvasses - even educating voters about the TPP during a blood drive!
  12. Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron joins us to discuss AFJ's work building opposition to provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership that circumvent U.S. courts. We also hear from CWA activists who are building local coalitions against the TPP in Arizona and North Carolina, and CWA Local 1400 President Don Trementozzi discusses the 131 day strike against Fairpoint Communications in New England.
  13. American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein joins us to explain why APWU members are fighting the Trans-Pacific Partnership even as they begin their own difficult contract negotiations. And we hear about the innovative ways three amazing CWA activists are getting letters to Congress to stop the TPP.
  14. Michigan Congressman Ed Kildee and Sister Simone Campbell, leader of Nuns on the Bus, join CWA President Larry Cohen to discuss the united effort to defeat fast track and the dangerous TPP Trade Deal.
  15. Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, Edward Miller, a key union leader from First Union New Zealand and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown join CWA President Larry Cohen to discuss how we can defeat the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in 2015.
  16. On this call we hear from activists on the front lines of the fight against the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro gives us the perspective from Capitol Hill, and CWA President Cohen explains what's at stake and what we must do to win.
  17. With less than a month until the Nov. 4 elections, we hear from Jim Hightower, a national political commentator. We also get an update from CWA Activists in TX and IA who report on what CWA members are doing to elect candidates that support working families. CWA President Larry Cohen wraps up the call reminding us just what's at stake in this election.
  18. We get an update from American Airlines passenger service agents on their amazing victory after 20 years of relentless organizing, hear the story of Tyrone Riggs and other broadcast technicians at CNN who were illegally fired 11 years ago but have finally won justice at the National Labor Relations Board, and learn about the successful contract fight at Frontier Communications in West Virginia from CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney. As usual, CWA President Larry Cohen puts these stories in the context of our movement for economic justice and democracy.
  19. Two amazing activists from US Airways and American Airlines talk about their 20-year effort to help win union representation at their airlines. With the merger of the two airlines, passenger service agents from the two carriers will be voting together next month on union representation. It's an exciting time for all CWAers.
  20. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, joined our call to talk about the fight to get money out of politics. Leaders from Public Citizen and People for the American Way also joined CWA President Larry Cohen for a panel discussion about how activists are fighting back against the influence of corporate money on elections at the local, state and national levels. Visit for more info on the issue.