CWA, America's largest communications and media union, represents over 700,000 men and women in both private
and public sectors, including over half a million workers who are building the Information Highway.
CWA members are employed in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, electronics
and general manufacturing, as well as airline customer service, government service, health care, education
and other fields.
The union includes some 1,200 chartered local unions across the United States, Canada
and Puerto Rico. Members live in approximately 10,000 communities, making CWA one of the most geographically
CWA holds over 2,000 collective bargaining agreements spelling out wages, benefits,
working conditions and employment security provisions for its members. Many CWA contracts call for innovative
training and education programs and child and family care provisions that are considered pace-setters for
organized labor in the modern workplace.
Among major employers of CWA members are AT&T, GTE, the
Regional Bell telephone companies, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs, General Electric, NBC and ABC television
networks, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., major papers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and
Washington Post, US Airways, the University of California system, and the state of New Jersey.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CWA also maintains regional district headquarters in New York City, Philadelphia, Silver
Spring, Md., Atlanta, Cleveland, Austin, Denver and San Francisco. CWA staff members working out of 50 field
offices assist local unions with contract negotiations, officer and steward training, organizing, legislative
and community programs and day-to-day member representation.
CWA is affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Canadian Labour Congress, and the worldwide Union Network International.
Further information on CWA's elected officers, departments and structure, benefit programs, and an array of
innovative education, training and job placement services may be found on cwa-union.org. You will also find
other useful information on political action, labor and economic research and more.
Click here to contact the CWA national office.