This weekend, much of the nation is preparing to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through community service and a renewed determination to fight against injustice based on bigotry and hate.

The vile and offensive remarks of President Trump from the White House yesterday — that characterized African nations as “shithole countries” — show why our resolve to realize and reclaim Dr. King’s dream must be stronger than ever.

It’s not the first time we’ve heard this President insult and demean people of color. Equally shameful is the failure of more Republicans to disavow the President’s racist slur.

As we…


It’s Labor Day, and that means another round of media stories claiming that unions have no place in our global, high-tech economy. Now, that’s really fake news.

CWA and our entire labor movement are more united, more prepared and more determined than ever.

CWA members are determined to counter the corporations and Wall Street players who have rigged our economy and the political process against working families. …


By CWA President Chris Shelton and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

For SEIU and CWA members, our families and communities there is no question of whether climate change is real or not. We deal with the impact of climate change’s very real and present danger in our neighborhoods every day. For decades, the vast majority of experts have agreed that our communities are among those hurt the most. …


It’s not very difficult to run for political office as an outsider and claim that you’ll do everything differently than anyone else. When you have never held office and governed, you have the advantage of having no track record at all.

Throughout the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump led his rallies with chants of “Drain the swamp,” his catch phrase about getting rid of politicians he called corrupt and ending Wall Street control over our economy. But before he’s even taken office, we’ve learned that “Drain the swamp” actually means, “Drain the swamp and then fill it with advisors who are…


Andrew Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, would be a fine choice to head a government agency responsible for looking out for millionaires. Instead, he’s been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Labor Department, which for more than 100 years has been responsible “for promoting the welfare of wage earners, job seekers and retirees.”

The Labor Department looks out for ordinary working people when it comes to keeping jobs safe and making sure workers aren’t shortchanged or cheated when it comes to their wages.

Puzder seems likely to turn all that upside down. According to his public statements…


This Veterans Day, as we salute the extraordinary sacrifices and courage of generations of service members, America begins its next chapter in keeping our nation safe and strong. We also must acknowledge and repay, through action, not words, our debt to the men and women who have served.

We want our President and Commander-in-Chief to overhaul the broken veterans’ health care system and make certain that our veterans receive timely, high-quality care. We want an end to efforts to privatize the Veterans Health Administration. We want guarantees that service members suffering from military sexual trauma receive disability compensation and treatment…


When someone, especially a political candidate, says, “Believe me,” that’s the signal to take a close look at their record. That’s how we know Donald Trump doesn’t really care about bringing manufacturing jobs back to Pennsylvania. If he did, he wouldn’t have built his career on outsourcing millions of dollars of business to China, India, Mexico, and other countries.

Trump said on the campaign trail, “Pennsylvania steel and the incredible steel workers will send new skyscrapers into the clouds.” …


A woman’s place is her union.

With his decades-long record of sexism and disdain for women, Donald Trump as president would be catastrophic for working women. This kind of backwards thinking has no place in our country in 2016.

When it comes to working women’s issues, Trump seems to be stuck in the 1940s. Trump has said that “putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing.” He’s said, “I don’t want to sound too much like a chauvinist — but when I come home and dinner’s not ready, I go through the roof.”

Trump’s pathetic stance on equal pay for equal work is, “You’re…


It may be hard to believe that Labor Day marks the traditional beginning of the “real” election season, given how long we’ve already been talking about the presidential campaign. But there couldn’t be a higher-stakes election for American workers than this year’s presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

On Labor Day, a day that honors working people and kicks off the final election sprint to November, we should talk about Trump’s record on the issues that affect working families, because so much is at stake. Hardworking Americans deserve to know the truth about a man who might become…


Hillary Clinton greets striking Verizon workers. | AP Photo/Seth Wenig

The nomination of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention this week is a historic step forward for our nation, and the Communications Workers of America and I are proud to stand with her to build an America that works for working families.

Hillary Clinton is smart, thoughtful, and experienced. She brings decades of commitment on behalf of working families, and for economic and social justice for all.

She doesn’t just talk, she delivers. Her record of public service shows a leader who stands up for workers’ bargaining and organizing rights, for family…

Chris Shelton

President, Communications Workers of America. Are you ready to stand up? Are you ready to stand together? Are you ready to fight? Are you ready to win?

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