American Labor Unions

Communications Workers of America

CWA, America's largest communications and media union, represents over 700,000 men and women in both private and public sectors, including over half a million workers who are building the Information Highway.

CWA members are employed in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, electronics and general manufacturing, as well as airline customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields.


The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement.

United Electrical Workers

UE is an independent union (not affiliated with the AFL-CIO) proud of its democratic structure and progressive policies.

Most UE members still work in factories related to the union's traditional jurisdictions — electrical manufacturing, metalworking and plastics. UE members work as plastic injection molders, tool and die makers, sheet metal workers, truck drivers, warehouse workers, and custodians. We build locomotives, repair aircraft engines, assemble circuit boards, manufacture metal cabinets, produce industrial scales and make machine tools.

UE members are also teachers, speech pathologists and nurses; clerical workers, graduate instructors, graduate researchers, scientists, librarians, and day care workers. We maintain county roads, drive school buses, conduct research in university laboratories, counsel AIDS victims, treat waste water and engage in hundreds of other occupations.

Canadian Association of Labour Media

The Canadian Association of Labour Media is a network of union publications and editors that provides labour-friendly stories and graphics and training for labour communicators. The major affiliates of the Canadian Labour Congress set up CALM in 1976. In 1986 it launched its news and graphics services.
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