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The Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.

CWA is affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Canadian Labour Congress, and the worldwide Union Network International. 

The triangle symbolizes the three major programs of the union: Bargaining/Representation, Organizing, and Community/Political Action. None can stand alone. If the triangle is broken on any side, sooner or later it will be broken on every side. CWA's founding president, Joseph Beirne, called this the "triple threat." 

The union includes some 1,200 chartered local unions across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Members live in approximately 10,000 communities, making CWA one of the most geographically diverse unions. 

CWA Local 7800 is the Union of choice for over 1,000 workers in the Seattle Metro Area. 

We are a democratically run Local. Our diverse roster of representation in the private sector ranges from telecommunications workers, Community Non Profit Organizers, Transportation Workers, and Restaurant Workers are all united under the CWA Local 7800 umbrella.


Arthur Clemens