Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180

The CWA 1180 Urban Leadership and Scholarship

The Local CWA 1180 ( Urban Leadership program is a special sequence of courses and projects for students in Urban Studies degree programs. It offers students opportunities for experiential and applied learning and gives students: 

  • Important higher education credentials;
  • A deeper understanding of urban problems and issues;
  • Improved analytical skills;
  • Greater knowledge of government agencies and the delivery of social services, the legislative and budgetary process, and urban workforce issues and problems; and, 
  • Preparation for leadership in the workplace, union, and community.

Tuition Support

Tuition costs for up to 24 credits in the Urban Leadership program are covered by Local 1180.  Members who wish to take additional credits are reimbursed at the rate of $200 per semester.

CWA 1180 Labor Studies Scholarship Program

Local 1180 offers two full scholarships a year for applicants to the MA in Labor Studies degree program.  Awards are made by a committee, based on candidates’ academic record, writing ability, and history of union and community engagement. The scholarship covers tuition costs from admissions through graduation for students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Hear what current CWA 1180 members have to say about the Murphy Institute.

To learn more about the Murphy Institute programs, attend an information session.

Or, Apply Today.

Download our CWA 1180 brochure.