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The Union Keeps Us Strong

The CWA Retired Members' Council is a hardheaded, no-nonsense organization that focuses the accumulated skills of CWA veterans on the critical issues facing retirees.  It has the expertise to help insure that retirees have input into key retiree programs as they're shaped by employers and the government.

The Council is made up of Local retiree clubs, as well as district-wide-at-large clubs (for retired members whose Local does not yet have a club).  Each year, in conjunction with the CWA Convention, the Council holds an Annual Meeting where delegates from the clubs gather to discuss and decide on matters relevant to retired members.

The Council's Executive Board is comprised of a representative from each of the Union's eight districts and an at-large represetative from CWA's merger partners such as Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Sector of CWA, NABET-CWA and The Newspaper Guild-CWA.  Each of the nine Executive Board members represents retiree concerns with voice and vote at the CWA Convention.

Fighting For You

The RMC works to safeguard and enhance your retirement years in many ways:

  • We monitor company pension policies.
  • We track national legislation affecting CWA retirees.
  • We work on behalf of federal and local political candidates who support our goals and interests.
  • We represent reitree concerns with CWA Bargaining Councils in their negotiations.

Benefits of Membership

Your $25.00 lifetime membership entitles you to receive the CWA News and the quarterly newsletter of the CWA Retired Members' Council, Journeys. (Please note that each RMC Chapter has its own dues.)  As an RMC member, you may participate in the CWA Union Privilege Programs, which include a low interest rate MasterCard, low cost mail order prescription plan, free and discounted legal services, travel service, and supplemental term life insurance, among others.  Additionally, you are eligible for other insurance programs such as Medicare supplemental policies offered by Council-approved companies.

To Join the Retired Members' Council, click here.



CWA-RMC COPE is a way for CWA retirees to have their voices heard in the political arena.  Contributions to CWA-RMC COPE are used to help candidates who support issues of importance to retired members get elected to public office.  CWA-RMC COPE offers three levels of giving: Quroum for $25.00 per year, Platinum Quorum for $50.00 per year, and Triple Quorum for $75.00 per year.