In response to the senseless murder of George Floyd and in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Communications Workers of America (CWA) members and allies across the globe last Thursday took a stand against racism by stopping work and reflecting for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck leaving him unable to breathe as he and others called out for help. “I am proud of our members for refusing to carry on business as usual while Black people in this country continue to face racism and violence in the workplace, the streets...everywhere,” said CWA President Chris Shelton. “Our fight and the issues we care about do not stop when workers punch out for the day and leave work. CWA members are actively working to dismantle racism and build working-class power through our organizing, representation, political, and movement building work.”
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