Communications Workers of America
Communications Workers of America (CWA) is the largest communications and media labor union in the United States representing about 550,000 members in both the private and public sectors. The union has 27 locals in Canada via CWA-SCA Canada (Syndicat des communications d’Amérique) representing about 8,000 members. CWA has several affiliated subsidiary labor unions bringing total membership to over 700,000. CWA is headquartered in Washington, DC, and affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Canadian Labour Congress, and Union Network International. The current president is Larry Cohen, a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.
Campaign Finance$52,023,678 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of Communications Workers of America
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Communications Workers of America $8,160,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Health Issues,
- Aviation, Airlines & Airports,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Civil Rights & Civil Liberties,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1260 Patent Reform Act of 2009 S.515 Patent Reform Act of 2009 H.R.658 FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 H.R.2604 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the treatment of securities of a controlled corporation exchanged for assets in certain reorganizations. H.R.2870 Securing Cabin Baggage Act H.R.915 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 H.R.1876 Healthy Families Act H.R.2587 Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act H.R.3596 United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act H.R.413 Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 172 dockets; Submitted to 26 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Communications Workers of America" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 2 OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION 2006
- Toggle 2 DOT Notice of Regulatory Review of Existing DOT Regulations 2011
- Toggle 2 HHS Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) 2012
- Toggle 2 ETA Temporary Non-agricultural Employment of H-2B Aliens in the United States 2011
- Toggle 2 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 1 OSHA Infectious Diseases 2010
- Toggle 1 FNS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Evaluation Systems 2011
- Toggle 1 ESA Family and Medical Leave Act Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 29 CFR Part 825 2008
- Toggle 1 ESA Request for Information on the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 2006
- Toggle 1 OSHA Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Column 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 14 EPA Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard for Electric Generating Units 2011
- Toggle 13 OSHA ERGONOMICS 2006
- Toggle 9 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 7 ESA Family and Medical Leave Act Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 29 CFR Part 825 2008
- Toggle 7 OSHA ERGONOMICS PROGRAM 2006
- Toggle 6 OSHA CALIFORNIA STATE PLAN 2006
- Toggle 5 USDA Agriculture Acquisition; Labor Law Violations 2012
- Toggle 5 USCBP Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers 2006
- Toggle 5 OSHA AIR CONTAMINANTS 2006
- Toggle 4 OSHA TUBERCULOSIS 2006
Advisory Committees7 people on 5 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Communications Workers of America" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Labor 6 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 1 person on 1 committee