CWA Educational Materials

CWA Educational Materials

Welcome To CWA You have joined over 700,000 men and women who organized together for bargaining power and justice for all working families.  This booklet explains how CWA works and how you can help keep it strong and get involved.

Building A Movement for Economic Justice & Democracy This booklet and our work in the past several years demonstrate, there are blocks to our democracy that are preventing real change.  This booklet is about how we combine the democracy issues (voting rights, broken Senate rules, money in politics and comprehensive immigration reform) with our years of work on our four key economic justice issues (secure jobs and trade, health care, retirement security, bargaining and organizing rights).  Together we will make a difference, not only in CWA, but in our communities.

CWA Constitution as Amended June 2015

CWA History: A Brief Review  CWA History from 1910 to present day.

Family and Medical Leave Act: What You Need to Know A Report by the Communications Workers of America.

CWA Pension Manual  Public Employee Pension Funds Under Assault.  An Introduction to Strategic Issues for Public, Healthcare & Education Workers.  Produced by the Public, Healthcare and Education Workers Department.

Health and Safety CWA Manual On the job safety and health protection is a top priority of CWA.

Violence in the Workplace Produced by the CWA Education and Health & Safety Departments.

CWA Human Rights Manual A comprehensive guide for use by the Communications Workers of America Human Rights and Equity and Women’s Committees.  Produced by the Human Rights Department of CWA.

CWA Stewards Handbook As a union steward, you have the opportunity to help make life on the job better for yourself and your co-workers.  CWA provides training for new stewards  Until you are able to attend the CWA Stewards Training Program, this short handbook will provide you with some basic advice, information and practice questions.

Mobilization Manual  CWA, like most unions, was organized on the basis of member involvement. Fundamentally, a union’s power at any point in time is nothing more than the total energy and support of its members who can be mobilized. Yet, during the last few decades there has been an increasing tendency to view “individuals” (experienced, bright union leaders) as the problem fixers. We became too reliant on the crafty union negotiator, the clever chief steward, the effective local president to solve our problems. We can no longer solely rely on grievances, arbitrations or labor laws to achieve workplace justice. The basic premise of mobilization is that we must return to our roots and commit to a strategy that rests on increasing our power through membership education, involvement and movement building.

Political Action:

Political Activist Training Presentations

Political Training: Forty Year Class War A slideshow training on how and why it is time to build a Labor movement politically.