Help CWA Members and Retirees Affected by Hurricane Idalia--August 31, 2023
Once again, CWA members and retirees in District 3 are being impacted by the destructive effects of a major hurricane. Yesterday, Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida, causing power outages and extensive flooding.
Among those most affected are members of CWA Local 3179
who provide essential services for the hard-hit cities of
Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg Beach, and Port Richey.
The storm will also impact other areas throughout the Southeast.
Please consider contributing to the CWA District 3 Disaster Relief fund. Click here for information on how to contribute online or via check.
CWA Activists Join 60th Anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
On August 26th, over 300 CWA activists gathered in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. CWA activists from across the country attended this historic event and members rode into our nation’s capital on buses from New York, New Jersey, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, and beyond!
During a kickoff rally at CWA Headquarters activists heard from Executive Board Member and CWA Local 9412 President Keith Gibbs, Telecommunications and Technologies President Lisa Bolton, and Human Rights Director Angie Wells. A group of workers who are organizing with CWA at federal call center contractor Maximus addressed the crowd, sharing information about their fight for equitable pay and a voice on the job. CWA Secretary-Treasurer Ameenah Salaam and Public, Health and Education Workers Vice President Margaret Cook also joined the rally and the march.
Activists wrote postcards in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the PRO Act, and the fight for a living wage. Our members then marched
from Headquarters to the Lincoln Memorial to
let their voices be heard and continued the rich
tradition of labor and civil rights activism. One
of the workers from Maximus, Tonya Jackson,
spoke from the stage, saying, “At the original
March on Washington, the marchers called for
the federal government to make sure everyone
had access to good jobs with fair wages and
that people weren’t discriminated against. How
is it OK in 2023 that we work for the federal
government and we can’t afford to pay our bills,
and the CEO of our company took home more
than six million dollars last year?” You can watch
Jackson’s full speech here and check out a CWA