Aug 4, 2015

Statement by the CWA on the tentative national agreement with the American Red Cross

This first-ever national tentative settlement covering some 4,000 workers at American Red Cross operations in 24 states is a positive step toward for Red Cross workers and the public we serve.

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Aug 4, 2015

NLRB Judge Finds T-Mobile US Guilty of More Labor Law Violations

Nearly five months ago, an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found T-Mobile US guilty of multiple violations of US labor law.

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Aug 1, 2015

CWA & IBEW Leaders at Verizon Announce Plan to Stay on the Job & Continue Fight for a Fair Contract

Leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced that 39,000 Verizon workers up and down the East Coast will work without a contract when their collective bargaining agreement expires at midnight tonight, and continue their fight for a fair agreement while on the job.

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Aug 1, 2015

Communications Workers of America Statement on Verizon Contract Talks

With collective bargaining agreements between Verizon and 39,000 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) expiring at midnight tonight, the Communications Workers of America announced today that they had put a constructive, comprehensive new bargaining proposal across the table at negotiations in Rye, NY that would offer the company significant healthcare and retiree cost savings. The proposal was made last night and union bargainers are currently waiting for a response from Verizon.

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Jul 27, 2015

CWA, Frontier Communications Reach Agreement in California

The agreement extends the current collective bargaining agreement (negotiated with Verizon) and includes language on adding new jobs, ensuring job security and other provisions.

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Jul 27, 2015

CWA: Malaysia’s Upgraded Ranking Shows Obama Administration Cares More About TPP

The U.S. State Department today released the Trafficking in Persons report, an annual assessment of countries' efforts to combat human trafficking issues. The new report includes an upgraded ranking for Malaysia from the lowest Tier 3 category to a new Tier 2 status - despite the facts on the ground and views of experts noting that Malaysia has not made progress on the issues.

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Jul 25, 2015

Verizon Workers Vote Strike Authorization

Thousands of CWA and IBEW members from Massachusetts to Virginia told Verizon that we want good jobs, an end to Verizon's demands for concessions and a commitment by the company to good service and FiOS for all.

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Jul 15, 2015

CWA Statement on Schedules that Work Act

The Communications Workers of America today released the following statement regarding the re-introduction of the Schedules that Work Act.

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Jul 9, 2015

TPP at What Cost? Did U.S. Move Up Malaysia’s Ranking in Annual Human Rights Report?

The speed and secrecy on display during the recent fast track debate underscored the notion that backers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are intent to advance the trade deal at any cost. Now, we may have a troubling new example on the topic of human trafficking.

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Jul 2, 2015

Public Pressure Pushes T-Mobile US to Provide Fairer Paid Parental Leave Policy

Responding to growing public pressure and local government initiatives, T-Mobile US announced this week that it would be adopt a paid parental leave program.

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Jun 30, 2015

CWA Statement on the Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association

Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association shows how extreme the assault on workers' bargaining rights has become.

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Jun 29, 2015

CWA Statement on the Ruling which Legalizes Gay Marriage in all 50 States

LGBTQ activists and their allies fought for years to gain the right for LGTBQ couples to marry. These couples and families were not asking for special rights, or different rights. They were simply asking for the same rights afforded to all other couples.

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Jun 26, 2015

CWA AT&T Legacy, Puerto Rico and Midwest Members Ratify New Contracts

Legacy T members ratified their contract with AT&T Corp., which affects approximately 4,500 members throughout the U.S., by a wide margin. In Puerto Rico, members also ratified a separate contract with AT&T.

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Jun 23, 2015

CWA Statement on Senate Cloture Vote on Fast Track Trade Authority

Today, a majority of Republicans and 13 Democratic senators showed beyond doubt that they're on the side of the 1 percent, not ordinary Americans, not working families and not U.S. communities.

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Jun 19, 2015

CWA Statement on the Murder of Nine African American Citizens in Charleston

In the wake of the shootings in Charleston of nine African American citizens, we must stand together and confront the realities that drive such violence.

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Jun 18, 2015

CWA: House Members Who Voted for Fast Track Have Misjudged the American People

Those members of the House of Representatives who voted for Fast Track trade authority today have seriously misjudged the voice and will of the American people.

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Jun 12, 2015

CWA Statement on Today’s House Fast Track Votes

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Jun 8, 2015

Communications Workers of America Elect New National and District Leaders

Results have been posted for national and district CWA officer elections. There will be a runoff election for District 3 Vice President.

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Jun 8, 2015

Chris Shelton Elected President of Communications Workers of America

Christopher Shelton was elected the new president of the Communications Workers of America by acclamation of delegates to the union's 75th convention. He succeeds Larry Cohen who stepped down after serving as president for ten years and spending 39 years organizing and working in CWA.

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May 21, 2015

CWA Statement on Today’s Senate Action on Fast Track

CWA commends the 38 Senators who today voted against the motion to proceed on "Fast Track," or Trade Promotion Authority. Thirty-three Democrats, or 73 percent of the Senate Democratic Caucus, voted no.

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