News & Events

May 30, 2016 — News

Mandatory Paid Sick Time Spreading Across the Country

This spring Vermont joined four other states and the District of Columbia in mandating employers provide their employees paid sick time.

May 29, 2016 — Press Release

Big Gains for Striking Verizon Workers in New Agreement

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after reaching a tentative agreement with the company.

May 27, 2016 — Press Release

Striking Verizon Workers Win Big Gains

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after coming to an agreement in principle with the company.

May 27, 2016 — Press Release

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Announces Agreement in Principle on a New Contract for Verizon Workers

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced that CWA, IBEW and Verizon have reached an agreement in principle on a four-year contract, resolving the open issues in the ongoing labor dispute.

May 26, 2016 — News

CWA, Allies Launch ‘Take On Wall Street’ Campaign

CWA, as part of a coalition of more than 20 labor unions and activist groups, has launched a national campaign to fight back against Wall Street's overwhelming power in our nation's economy and pol

May 26, 2016 — News

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates from AT&T West, OFS, PBS and Verizon.

May 26, 2016 — News

Organizing Update

DirecTV workers from Ohio, Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri join CWA.

May 26, 2016 — News

Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Exposes Gender and Racial Pay Disparities at the Washington Post

The Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, TNG-CWA Local 32035, released a disturbing report this week revealing a big pay disparity at the Washington Post between men and women with the same jobs, and between white employees and employees of color.

May 26, 2016 — News

TU Activist to Deutsche Telekom: ‘Please Support Our Call for Respect’

Angela Melvin, a T-Mobile US call center worker from Wichita, Kan., and a leader in the new TU-CWA Local 6547, urged Deutsche Telekom shareholders to crack down on its American subsidiary's flagrant disrespect for U.S. labor law.

May 26, 2016 — News


Brothers and Sisters,

May 26, 2016 — News

Large Health Care Savings Found from More Aggressive Generic Drug Policy

A study of government health care data  recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association

May 25, 2016 — Press Release

As Contract Expiration Nears, CWA Members at OFS Vote to Authorize Strike

CWA members at OFS in Sturbridge, Mass., and Norcross, Ga., are mobilizing as they count down to contract expiration on May 28. 

May 25, 2016 — News

Retirees Across U.S. Losing Employer Coverage

Five national surveys collected by the Kaiser Foundation show that employer coverage suppl

May 24, 2016 — Press Release

Statement by CWA President Shelton on the 'Take on Wall Street' Campaign

CWA and allies today launched our campaign to 'Take on Wall Street' and the current economic system that rewards the billionaire class over working families. 

May 23, 2016 — News

Nearly 90 Members of Congress Urge Verizon to Negotiate Fair Contract with Striking Workforce

Led by U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Robert "Bobby" Scott (D-Va.) 86 members of the House of Representatives called on Verizon Communications to negotiate a fair contract with the highly skilled workers on strike since April 13.  

May 23, 2016 — News

Department of Labor Issues New Rule to Expand Overtime Protections

Last week the Obama administration finalized new rules expanding the number of s

May 23, 2016 — News

OFS Bargaining Report #4

CWA/OFS Bargaining Report 4/Days 5 & 6

Brothers and sisters,

May 20, 2016 — News

OFS Bargaining Report #3

Brothers  & Sisters,

May 19, 2016 — News

New AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch Report: Average CEO Makes 335 Times More than an Average Worker

According to a new report, the average CEO of an S&P 500 company made $12.5 million per year in 2015 – 335 times more than an average worker.

May 19, 2016 — News

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates for Verizon, AT&T West, United Airlines and the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

May 19, 2016 — News

ITC Releases Disturbing Report on TPP

The release of the ITC report on the TPP this week demonstrates that the TPP would not deliver the economic benefits promised by the U.S. Trade Representative.

May 19, 2016 — News

CWAers Standing Strong in NJ Pension Fight

CWA activists in New Jersey are mobilizingto build support for a constitutional amendment that will require the government to fully fund public workers' pensions.

May 19, 2016 — News

Organizing Update

Organizing updates from DirecTV, GoJet and AT&T Global Customer Service.