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CWA President Tells Democrats to Focus on Core Labor Issues

In a speech to the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Chris Shelton says Democrats can win by focusing on wages and strengthening unions

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Mar 16, 2018

CWA President Chris Shelton spoke at the Congressional Progressive Caucus Summit in Baltimore, telling attendees that Democrats can win by focusing on raising wages, stopping the offshoring of U.S. jobs, and protecting unions and rights at work.

"The Communications Workers of America and the CPC, alongside scores of allied organizations and tens of millions of Americans, are waging a war for the future of our country. This struggle has never, ever been more important," Shelton said.

"It is simply not good enough for us to just say no. We have to be for a program and an agenda that puts Main Street before Wall Street, that is serious about fighting for racial, gender, and environmental justice, that is deeply committed to restoring the democracy that Donald Trump, the Roberts Court, and corporate elites have been steadily stripping away."

Watch President Shelton's speech here.

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