CWA Public, Healthcare & Education Workers


Right now all of us are focused on the urgent need of this moment to ensure the health, safety and security of our members and their colleagues, our families and our communities. Visit our Covid-19 Resources page now for more information.

As public, healthcare and education workers, most of us are on the frontlines of the coronavirus emergency--especially our direct healthcare workers in hospitals in New York to Nevada, to nursing home workers in Tennessee and Iowa, and everyone in between. It’s also our social workers, our utility workers, our paraprofessionals, and so many more in our sector who are showing up each day in this crisis and giving their all to make sure our safety net is in place, and our public services are working.

That's why we're also fighting for meaningful investments in our members and the services we provide. The COVID19 crisis has morphed into something much bigger than just a public health crisis: it's become an economic and political crisis, too. It's time to re-invest in and in so many ways re-build our public services in this country - for every working family and every community.



CWA PHEW (Public, Healthcare & Education Workers) represents more than 140,000 public, health care and education workers in states from coast to coast, ranging from blue collar to white collar workers, from social workers, educators, and health care providers to computer programmers, heavy equipment operators & corrections and police officers.

Members of United Campus Workers local 3265 are building political power in an unlikely place: Georgia.

Through constructive negotiations and the commitment of the Bargaining Team, a solid and fair contract was ratified by the membership of ACCSB.

This past summer, Locals 4818 and 4730 underwent a historic merger!

Some leaders in the Florida Legislature have cooked up a new scheme to attack unions of teachers, state and municipal workers, public safety employees and other public servants.

An issue doesn’t need to violate contract language to spark a winning fight, as this story from my union demonstrates.

CWA Local 6360 in Kansas City, Missouri organized the 911 dispatchers at the City of Blue Springs Missouri.  A contract has been negotiated and has been ratified by the bargaining unit

CWA President Shelton urged CWA members to keep pressure on their Members of Congress to support the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
The MLI program was established 30 years ago as CWA's internal training program designed to promote the involvement of members of color, women, LGBTQ, and other underrepresented members within CWA at every level of our union.