Christian democratic workforce

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The Christian Democratic Workforce (CDA) is an association of the CDU with a focus on "social policy". Another competing self-designation is also "CDU social committees".

The CDU social committees emerged from the Christian social movement and claim to provide a home for the Christian social within the CDU. The Christian Socials are one of the three big party wings within the CDU alongside the Liberals and the Conservatives.

The seat is Berlin , until 1999/2000 Königswinter .


Koenigswinter employee center , seat until 1999/2000

After the Second World War , the CDA was founded mainly by former Christian trade unionists in the working-class strongholds of North Rhine-Westphalia . The official establishment of the CDA took place in 1946 in the Kolping House in Herne. In the early years, the CDA was primarily concerned with the social question , i. H. the material security of employees and their position in the company are in the foreground. Since the association adopted its first basic program with the Offenburg Declaration in 1967 , it has increasingly turned to questions of society as a whole. In addition to labor and social policy, the work of the CDA now focuses on pension, health and family policy.


Inner structure

Sub-organizations of the CDU social committees are u. a. their youth organization , the Young CDA , formerly Young Workers (JA) , as well as the working groups women in the CDA , Christian-social work , AG DGB , AG ver.di , AG dbb and AG Deutscher Bundeswehrverband . The Junge CDA was also launched in Herne at the founding meeting in 1947. It is organized in 15 regional associations. All members of the CDA are automatically members of the boys CDA up to the age of 35 .

The CDA works closely with the CSU workers' union .


In CDU-led governments at federal and state level, at least the minister of social affairs or labor has traditionally been provided by senior members of the CDA. Ursula von der Leyen, however, was only an ordinary member during her time as Federal Minister for Labor and Social Affairs from 2009 to 2013; its parliamentary state secretary Ralf Brauksiepe, on the other hand, is CDA deputy federal chairman.

Regional associations

Regional association Chairperson Members
Baden-Württemberg Christian Bäumler
Berlin Claudia Skrobek
Brandenburg Anja Schmollack
Bremen Heike Menz
Hamburg Egbert von Frankenberg
Hesse Matthias Zimmer , Member of the Bundestag
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Wolfgang Isbarn
Lower Saxony Max Matthiesen
  Braunschweig Uwe Lagosky
  Hanover Gerhard Schrader
  Oldenburg Thomas Decker
North Rhine-Westphalia Dennis Radtke , MEP
Rhineland-Palatinate Jessica Weller , MdL
Saarland Marc Speicher , MdL
Saxony Alexander Krauss , Member of the Bundestag
Saxony-Anhalt Wigbert Schwenke
Schleswig-Holstein Werner Kalinka
Thuringia Thadaeus King

Known members

Future price

The Christian-Democratic workforce awarded a “Future Prize” from 1997 to 2005, the other awards of which were taken over by the Forum Future initiative , which is close to the CDU .

Prize winners are:

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Christian Democratic Workers' Union (CDA) on
  2. The cradle of the CDA is in Cologne. In: , accessed on May 1, 2019.
  3. ^ [1] Curriculum Vitae of Brauksiepe
  4. ^ Page 369 The European Union after Lisbon: Constitutional Basis, Economic Order and External Action by Hermann-Josef Blanke, Stelio Mangiameli
  5. CDA Future Prize Bertelsmann Patriarch Mohn awarded , Manager Magazin March 4, 2002
  6. CDU boss honored with “Future Prize” from the social committees Rheinische Post , October 10, 2003
  7. Beckenbauer awarded the CDA Future Prize , Braunschweiger Zeitung April 22, 2005