CWA endorses U.S. Rep. Cori Bush for re-election to Missouri’s 1st Congressional District


The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has endorsed U.S. Representative Cori Bush (D-St. Louis) for re-election to Missouri’s 1st Congressional District.

“Throughout her time in Congress, Rep. Bush has been an unrelenting fighter for working-class families, the underserved, the poor, and the marginalized,” the union said in a statement. “Millions of working families in Missouri and across the country are struggling to afford basic necessities such as food, housing, and transportation. During times such as these, we urgently need powerful fighters like Rep. Cori Bush in the U.S. Capitol who push a policy agenda that will deliver real change for working families.

“While many members of Congress make decisions on critical issues without giving the slightest thought to the impact on working families, we can rest assured that Rep. Cori Bush has our interests front and center of her policy agenda,” the statement continued.

“Unlike most members of Congress, she knows firsthand what it is like to live paycheck-to-paycheck and to be unhoused. Her lived experience combined with her years of community activism, her work as a nurse, and two terms as a member of Congress make her the ideal fighter for working people and Organized Labor.”

Natashia Pickens, executive-vice president of CWA Local 6400 Missouri State Workers Union, said Bush has dedicated her career to public service.

“On behalf of the Missouri State Workers Union, CWA Local 6400, we stand 100 percent behind Congresswoman Cori Bush’s re-election for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. Our members have dedicated their careers to public service; serving the elderly, disabled, at-risk children, the chronically ill, and low-income Missourians. Being a nurse by profession, Congresswoman Bush shares our unwavering commitment to serving those most in need. Our union strongly supports her re-election because she has and continues to walk in our shoes.”

“CWA is a diverse union representing telecommunications, public sector, manufacturing, print and publishing, health care, and workers in many other fields. While our members face unique challenges in their respective industries, we are united in our mission to improve the livelihoods of all working-class people,” said CWA District 6 Vice President Derrick Osobase.

“Rep. Cori Bush has embodied this mission throughout her tenure in Congress and is an unrelenting fighter for CWA and all working families. We enthusiastically throw our full support behind U.S. Representative Cori Bush for re-election to Missouri’s 1st Congressional District.”

Bush will face St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell, former state legislator Maria Chappelle-Nadal and teacher/coach Ron Harshaw in the Democratic primary election Aug. 6.

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