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MASE/CWA Represents Mississippi's Public Sector Workers as part of CWA's Public, Healthcare, and Education Workers sector.

CWA represents more than 140,000 workers in the Public, Healthcare and Education sector. The PH&E sector represents blue and white-collar workers in Federal, State, Local and Municipal Government, Healthcare, Education and Public Safety.

The workers we represent are comprised of teachers, maintenance and sanitation workers, probation officers, security officers, food service workers, computer technicians, life guards, park attendants, doctors, lawyers, accountants, mail clerks, nurses, correction officers, police, firemen, investigators, dentists, drivers, social workers, writers, technicians, photographers, telephone operators, library workers, nutritionists, childcare providers, building service workers, researchers, scientists, architects, reporters, (physical) therapists and home health aides.

PH&E members work in hospitals, correction facilities, nursing homes, and in colleges and universities. They work for public, private and non-profit organizations that provide and maintain many of the services that Americans see as essential for our quality of life. To Learn more about the PHEW Sector click here

MASE/CWA has impacted state workers since its' inception in 1989.

The organizers at MASE/CWA have been responsible for legislation being passed that gave state workers no less than NINE pay raises. Without MASE/CWA state employees would not have received a tenth of these raises.

CWA, SCLC, MIRA, Fed.VOTE Kathy Sykes HO

Communication Workers of America 


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The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is a young union—it was founded in New Orleans in 1938. First known as the National Federation of Telephone Workers, the union became the Communications Workers of America in 1947. CWA joined the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1949 and has been an AFL-CIO affiliate ever since the 1955 merger of the two labor groups.


Size Composition 


CWA, the largest telecommunications union in the world, represents nearly 700,000 workers in public and private sector employment. CWA members are employed in telecommunications, the airlines, printing and news media broadcasting, public service, health care, cable television, general manufacturing, construction, gas and electric utilities and other fields.


Geographic Spread


There are more than 1,200 CWA chartered local unions throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. CWA members live and work in more than 10,000 different communities.


Collective Bargaining 


CWA holds over 2,000 bargaining agreements that spell out wages, benefits and working conditions for its members. Among the largest employers are AT&T, Verizon, NJ State Workers, Qwest, United Airlines, GE, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Disney/ABC, NBC, major newspapers, and universities.


Union Democracy


CWA holds annual conventions and District/Sector meetings. Elected rank-and-file delegates attending CWA conventions are the union’s highest policymaking body.




CWA’s legislative and political program supports the election of worker friendly politicians and the passage of laws that benefit workers and their families. CWA also is in the forefront of legislative initiatives to maintain fair wage and job laws, improve workplace safety and health, strengthen workers’ rights, retain good-paying, high-skilled jobs in America and improve the lives of America’s working families.


Around The World


CWA maintains close relations with counterpart unions in Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and Latin America. CWA has taken a leading role in working with unions on global issues and organizing worldwide actions to monitor global development and investment in telecommunications and other industries.

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