Apr 21, 2014

This is What Fast Means

AT&T's 'gigapower' fiber network is world changing. It means good jobs for CWA members and other workers, and will connect consumers, businesses and communities with speeds that are 100 times faster.

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Apr 21, 2014

CWA Statement on the UAW withdrawing objections to the Volkswagen Election

The Communications Workers of America stands with the United Auto Workers today as that union drops its objections to the NLRB representation election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Apr 8, 2014

NLRB Takes ‘Extraordinary Action’ to Consolidate Complaints Against T-Mobile US

In an extraordinary decision, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board has moved to consolidate recent unfair labor practice complaints that have been brought against T-Mobile US. The telecommunications company has been cited for its relentless and escalating attempts over the past 10 years to stop workers from obtaining union representation.

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Apr 2, 2014

CWA Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on McCutcheon v. FEC

Four years ago, the court’s Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending in our elections. Today, the court’s 5-4 decision struck down aggregate contribution limits, so that one super-wealthy donor can now inject up to $3.6 million into our politics to candidates and parties -- shattering one of the remaining campaign finance laws on the books.

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Apr 1, 2014

Sprint May Owe $4.5 Million To Laid Off Call Center Workers

Sprint may owe up to $4.5 million in back pay to 1,440 workers laid off in March without the 60 days’ notice required by federal and state laws. The workers may also be eligible for Sprint employee benefits through May 17 under the laws. Sprint announced the call center layoffs on March 18, and said the jobs would end March 25, with pay through April 8.

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Feb 16, 2014

Statement by CWA following the union representation vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN

VW employees in Chattanooga have every right to support or oppose their own collective bargaining rights. The narrow loss in the National Labor Relations Board election Friday would have been just an issue of working Americans exercising their rights if it were not for the despicable interference of Senator Corker, Governor Haslam, Republican state legislators and outsiders like Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers.

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Feb 13, 2014

CWA: Regulators Should Scrutinize Comcast-Time Warner in Terms of Cost, Competition, Public Interest

The bid by Comcast Communications to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion deal must be carefully reviewed by federal regulators.

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Feb 5, 2014

CWA Applauds Government By the People Act

The Communications Workers of America applauds the introduction of H.R. 20, the Government By the People Act. The legislation was unveiled today by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The bill is an important step in reducing the influence of moneyed special interests in politics and would put our elections back into the hands of everyday Americans.

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Jan 20, 2014

U.S. Regulators Should Make Clear that SoftBank-T-Mobile US Deal is Non-Starter

CWA says it would be "irresponsible" for regulators to approve SoftBank-T-Mobile US deal.

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Jan 17, 2014

MSNBC’S Ed Schultz to devote entire show to dangers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast Track

Ed will be joined by 8 members of Congress who are determined to stop Fast Track and debate the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the light of day

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Jan 16, 2014

CWA: ‘We Can’t Abdicate Trade Policy to Secret Negotiations and Non-Elected Officials’

In testimony at the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing on “Advancing Congress’s Trade Agenda: the Role of Trade Negotiating Authority,” Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America called for a strong and enforceable role for Congress in setting trade policy and priorities.

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Jan 9, 2014

CWA: Fast Track is the Wrong Track

Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen's statement in response to the bill introduced by Sen. Max Baucus and Rep. Dave Camp calling for “fast track” authorization for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Dec 13, 2013

Survey of T-Mobile Workers in Seven Countries Confirms Harassment, Bullying, Illegal Actions

At a news conference today, ver.di, the union representing workers at Deutsche Telekom in Germany, the Communications Workers of America and UNI Global Union, focused attention on Deutsche Telekom’s policy of allowing its subsidiaries outside Germany to intimidate and harass workers.

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Dec 10, 2013

CWA: Senate Confirms Mel Watt to head FHFA

Today’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Rep. Mel Watt as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is long overdue. Watt will be a strong advocate for individual homeowners and communities and will take on predatory lending and other financial practices that harm consumers.

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Dec 10, 2013

December 10, 1948

Eleanor Roosevelt proclaims international Human Rights Day speaking mostly to the rest of the world, emerging from war, and facing human rights issues on every continent. At that moment, the US leads the world’s democracies by almost every measure. Now 65 years later, the blocks to our democracy are as glaring in the US as anywhere else.

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Nov 21, 2013

CWA Commends Leader Reid and Democratic Senators Who Voted to End Gridlock in U.S. Senate

Today, Senate Majority Leader Reid and nearly every Democratic Senator have acted to end Senate gridlock and obstruction on Presidential nominations.

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Nov 18, 2013

CWA: The President’s Nominees Deserve an Up-or-Down Vote

For the fourth time in just a few weeks, Senate Republicans have set gridlock above good governance by blocking a vote on the nomination of Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit.

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Nov 13, 2013

Bipartisan ‘Press One for America’ Bill Unveiled That Lets Consumers Choose U.S. Based Call Centers

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle today joined together in support of legislation that would end tax payer subsidies for corporations that send U.S. call center jobs offshore, as CWA released a report outlining massive data security issues at overseas call centers that leave Americans’ personal information at risk.

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Nov 13, 2013

Some 194 Members of Congress Publicly Express Trans-Pacific Partnership Concerns to the President

Today House Democrats joined the growing chorus of some 194 members of Congress who have publicly expressed their frustrations with this massive trade agreement.

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Nov 12, 2013

CWA: Merged Carrier Will Create a Stronger, More Competitive Airline

CWA supports the settlement of issues that have been blocking the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.

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