About CWA – Local 2055
CWA – Local 2055 is a fully-integrated local organizing body for corrections officers and staff in West Virginia. Affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA)’s National Coalition of Public Safety Officers, Local 2055 represents correctional officers and support staff in West Virginia. Our affiliation with these prominent unions enables us to have the power to ensure that West Virginia corrections employees have access to strong national representation and benefits.
We work with other AFL-CIO affiliated unions, AFT and UMWA, to represent and organize state employees. Each union individually services their respective jurisdictions, CWA Local 2055 is charged with providing service to Corrections, Juvenile Services, and Regional Jails employees.
Our organization is not a “front organization: for the administration. Our leadership and staff are drawn from both active and retired West Virginia correctional employees who are committed to ensuring that West Virginia’s correctional officers and support staff are safe, secure, and compensated fairly. Our staff and officers are “on the job” every day at the Capitol, at state agencies, and at corrections facilities to represent officers and staff.
For more than 40 years, Local 2055 has been instrumental in bettering working conditions, improving benefits and working to achieve pay equity for West Virginia’s corrections officers and staff. Over the years, we have successfully won battles to increase pay and benefits for officers and staff, increase the availability of safety and training resources, and assist members with job grievances.
CWA represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico in 1,200 chartered CWA local unions. In 10,000 communities across the United States, CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.
NCPSO represents 16,000 public safety officers and is a sector of the Communications Workers of America. These officers include the entire range of public safety services – municipal police officers, deputy sheriffs, state police, county and state correctional officers, EMS workers, communications dispatchers, probation officers, parole officers, and TSA supervisor, managers. professionals and Federal Air Marshals.