The CWA News | Volume 75, Issue #4 | Winter 2015

Volume 75, Issue #4 | Winter 2015

Real wages for working people (adjusted for inflation) have stagnated over the past 40 years. As CWA members, we've done better than that, but like all working families, we're up against the greed of Wall Street and the 1 percent. It's the financialization of our economy, and it's bad for working families and bad for our communities.

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The Citizens United and McCutcheon Supreme Court rulings are enabling wealthy and corporate interests to control our election process and public policy at every level. Coupled with the Supreme Court's Shelby decision, which dismantled critical voting protections, the result will likely produce a government of, by and for the 1 percent, unless we act.

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Since the Supreme Court's Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, the richest of the 1 percent have been able to put their mark on our election process and our democracy. Not only are the values and interests of the wealthy - which are very different from those of everyday Americans - now center stage, their mega-dollars diminish the votes and power of the rest of us.

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