NEW YORK CITY – MAY 5 2016: Striking Verizon workers gathered with members of other unions & labor leaders in front of Verizon’s Wall St headquarters – Image
On Veterans Day, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton announced the CWA Veterans for Social Change program and a new National CWA Veterans Committee.
As part of the CWA Veterans for Social Change launch, CWA military veterans joined more than 40 veterans from across the country for an Organizing Institute in October in New York City hosted by the Veterans Organizing Institute (VOI) and Common Defense, which is a veteran-led grassroots organization committed to engaging, training and mobilizing veterans to build power and promote progressive values.
The VOI provided training on the unique role of former service members in past and current people-powered social justice efforts; on how to craft, deliver, and present resonant messages to multiple audiences and the news media; grassroots organizing; and political analysis.
“Just as our veterans are showing that they are CWA STRONG by fighting for our union values, CWA is making sure that our resources are supporting veterans and their families,” said CWA President Shelton in a statement. “A new National CWA Veterans Committee, representing each District and Sector, will make sure that veterans’ issues are front and center in our political, legislative, human rights, and organizing agenda.”
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