We have done important work in recent years. New programs have been developed for Mobilization Training, Political Action, and Organizing. These things have come about because the Union has created a Strategic Industry Fund with the ultimate goal of growing our Union and protecting the rights of its members. I am proud to have been a part of that fight at the 2009 CWA Convention:
"...the business of the day is facing the fact that you can have a Members' Relief Fund, you can have a Strategic Industry Fund. We can get out there. We can organize. We can build up our union. We can still protect our members. We can be multifaceted in what we do. We can have more than one room in the house. We can protect ourselves. We can grow, and we don't have to stick our heads in the sand like ostriches and continue to lose momentum in this fight. (Applause)" (pages 193-194, Proceedings and Index of the 71st Annual Convention, Communication Workers of America).
We deserve JOB SECURITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE, and more RESPECT in the workplace! It takes strong leadership to fight for these rights when we constantly see attempts to erode them.
In times like these, we need strong leaders who have a proven record of standing their ground and fighting for our most precious assets— YOU, THE MEMBERSHIP!