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FROM THE DESK OF BUBBA CRADDOCK
Who are we? CWA! And what does that mean? It means… WE are part of a growing movement across the nation of working people who are standing united for what is right in our workplace, our community, and our legislature. Workers are organizing throughout the country for the first time and/or joining where the numbers were shrinking for decades. We are winning where we were told there is no hope. Why is this happening?
People have been feeling tired, beaten, and broken for too long. Watching the bosses make more than ever, and working people feel like they have lost their will to fight. We will never forget 2016, the spark that was ignited…. 35,000 CWA and IBEW members walked off the job. Every corporation in America was watching, hoping, and praying for our defeat. They were waiting and counting on us to give in. In their eyes, we had to, we had to lose because there was no way in today's society that working people were going to sacrifice, to go without, to lift each other up through difficult times. At the same time, working people watched, what would happen? Was this the end? Would this be the final nail in the coffin, sealing the end of unions altogether? 49 DAYS!! The largest, longest strike in decades, toppling Verizon while simultaneously sending a message to everyone out there that the union would never be broken! That moment, which seems so long ago, created a ripple effect that has now grown into a tidal wave of union strength and solidarity across the nation causing unions and the need for more to become a regular topic in the media, workplaces, homes, and the political stage. Unions are back and CWA members, like YOU, laid the groundwork and charted the path for working people everywhere to find their voices, to revive their fighting spirits, to wave the torch and carry it into future generations of union workers.
When I came into office, I spoke often of the need for healing and getting back to the basics. We have made tremendous strides over the last 3 years. Our membership density is higher than ever. Elected leaders are consistently present in the workplace, which has had a significant impact on management's behavior. We are winning grievances. The list goes on and it's all because of YOU. You making the call, taking the stand, making it known that you're a union member and you're going to take action. This is only the beginning. Phase 1 was healing, now on to Phase 2 - Strength and Empowerment - There is SO much more to come!!! UNITED WE STAND!
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