CWU member

A typical Civil Worker's Union member, wearing the official "shirtsleeves" uniform.

The standard Civil Worker's Uniform consists of nothing more than simply removing the jacket from the standard citizen uniform. CWU members are the only citizens permitted to do this in public, as for them it is not considered an "uncivilized" action.

The character model is actually identical to the refugee model in Half-Life 2, due to the fact that Valve did not directly address the Civil Worker's Union in the game beyond a few posted notices with no known members appearing in-game.

On some servers, the CWU have their own clothing item, a shirt with CWU sewn onto it.