Worker Power Update
CWAers Highlight Critical Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Atlanta
CWA Local 3204 President Ed Barlow joined White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Mitch Landrieu, Georgia Democratic Congresswoman Nikema Williams, and community leaders at a press conference in Atlanta, Ga., to discuss the positive impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law on Georgia families. The event especially highlighted how the law will expand access to affordable, high-speed internet.
“President Biden likes to call the law the blue collar blueprint for America. I couldn’t agree more. This law is getting to work right here, right now. For the CWA, this funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law means more union jobs in all kinds of industries in our states. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is helping to rebuild Atlanta’s roads and bridges so we can all get to work faster and safer. It’s expanding access to affordable high-speed internet for households of thousands of families. These projects are going to benefit our communities for decades to come. They’re an investment in the people of Atlanta,” said CWA Local 3204 President Ed Barlow.
Following the press conference, Landrieu met with a group of CWA members who expressed their support for the Administration’s efforts to support working families and strengthen unions.
CWA Local 3204 President Ed Barlow joined White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, other elected officials, and community leaders at a press conference in Atlanta, Ga., to discuss the positive impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
CWA Political Activists Participate in the First Ever Activist Academy Ahead of Upcoming Elections
Last week, lead CWA political activists from District 3, District 4, District 6, and IUE-CWA completed a week-long intensive Activist Academy, a first of its kind training focused on leadership development and electoral mobilization. The activists who came from key battleground states including Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas learned how to lead phone and text banks, facilitate presentations, edit scripts and slideshows, research CWA-endorsed candidates, and utilize voter targeting tools. CWA National Political Director Cory Medina spoke to the activists about what's at stake in this election cycle. The activists also heard from guest speakers including Robert Asencio, who is running for Congress in Florida's 28th District, and Arizona Secretary of State candidate Adrian Fontes.
CWA political activists participated in the first ever activist academy ahead of upcoming elections.
Verizon Wireless Retail Workers in Oswego, Ill., Form Union With Communications Workers of America