CWA, the largest telecommunications union in North America, represents 630,000 workers in public and private employment, including 500,000 workers building the Information Highway. More than 1,200 chartered CWA local unions are affiliated. Members live and work in some 10,000 communities in the U.S. and Canada.
CWA members are employed in telecommunications, printing and news media, public service, health care, cable television, general manufacturing, electronics, gas and electric utilities, and other fields.
CWA holds over 1,000 collective bargaining agreements spelling out wages, benefits, and working condiditons for its members. Among major employers of CWA members are AT&T;, the Regional Bell telephone companies (RBOC's), GTE, NBC and ABC televisions networks, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the state of New Jersey, and leading newspapers.
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