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.
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's March 31, 2010 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
- Total Raised:
- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
Independent Expendituresmoney spent supporting or opposing a candidate
Candidate Support/Oppose Total Spent Tim WalbergOppose $100,000 John R. RaeseOppose $50,000 Bill HalterSupport $10,908
Top Contributorstop donors giving over $100,000
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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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.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Communications Workers of America
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Communications Workers of America $1,650,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Aviation, Airlines & Airports,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Health Issues,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1260 Patent Reform Act of 2009 S.515 Patent Reform Act of 2009 H.R.2870 Securing Cabin Baggage Act H.R.915 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 H.R.413 Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009 H.R.1409 Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 H.R.4788 Aviation Jobs Outsourcing Prevention Act H.R.4849 Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010 S.560 Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 S.1451 FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
RegulationsMentioned in 27 dockets; Submitted to 7 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 1 OSHA Infectious Diseases 2010
- Toggle 1 OSHA Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Column 2009
- Toggle 1 USTR Section 421 Dispute: China Tires 2009
- Toggle 1 LMSO Trust Annual Reports 2009
- Toggle 1 LMSO Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws 2009
- Toggle 1 DOT 2010 U.S.-Haneda Combination Services Allocation Proceedings 2010
- Toggle 1 NLRB Proposed Rules Governing Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 4 DOT Future of Aviation Advisory Committee 2010
- Toggle 3 OSHA Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Column 2009
- Toggle 3 LMSO Trust Annual Reports 2009
- Toggle 2 EPA Draft Guidance on Recommended Interim Preliminary Remediation Goals for Dioxin in Soil at CERCLA and RCRA Sites 2009
- Toggle 2 NLRB Proposed Rules Governing Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act 2010
- Toggle 2 OSHA Infectious Diseases 2010
- Toggle 2 OCC Risk-Based Capital Guidelines: Market Risk 2010
- Toggle 2 CDC Implementation of Section 2695 (42 U.S.C. 300ff–131) of Public Law 111– 87: Infectious Diseases and Circumstances Relevant to Notification Requirements 2010
- Toggle 2 LMSO Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws 2009
- Toggle 1 EPA Proposed Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances 2010