Oct 30, 2013

CWA Commends Senate Confirmation of Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman

Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

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Oct 29, 2013

CWA: Confirmation of NLRB General Counsel Ensures Fully Functioning Labor Law

Statement by the Communications Workers of America on the Senate vote to confirm Richard Griffin as general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board

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Oct 29, 2013

CWA: FCC Spectrum Auction Must be Open and Competitive

CWA President Larry Cohen said “an open and competitive auction in which every carrier and any other qualified bidder can participate equally on a level playing field” would best serve the public interest.

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Oct 23, 2013

ICYMI: Secretary Kerry & Empty Promises on TPP Trade Deal

In his LA Times op-ed, Secretary of State John Kerry uses right buzzwords, but we’ve heard similar promises before to justify past failed trade pacts.

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Oct 1, 2013

Texas Attorney General Supports Combination of US Airways, American Airlines

Unions representing 70,000 American Airlines and US Airways employees applaud decision by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to support the combination of the two airlines.

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Sep 25, 2013

MetroPCS –T-Mobile US Workers in New York City Vote for CWA Representation

Retail store employees at the Lexington Ave Metro PCS store in Harlem voted for a union voice and representation by the Communications Workers of America. The vote was 7-1.

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Sep 10, 2013

CWA: News of Verizon FiOS Build Out to Fire Island is the Right Decision for NY and All Communities

The news that Verizon Communications plans to build out fiber optic cable in Fire Island, N.Y., rather than substitute Voice Link wireless technology, is the right decision and welcome news.

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Sep 9, 2013

CWA Statement on NAACP Leader Ben Jealous

Statement by CWA President Larry Cohen on the announcement that Ben Jealous is stepping down as President and CEO of the NAACP.

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Aug 30, 2013

Labor Day Message from CWA President Larry Cohen

This Labor Day, we are celebrating some victories and looking ahead to big challenges.

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Aug 23, 2013

Unions Representing American Airlines, US Airways Workers Call for Speedy Trial in Merger Litigation

Unions representing 70,000 American Airlines and US Airways employees, including pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, technicians, aircraft dispatchers, call center representatives, and others, echoed the companies’ request for a November 12, 2013 trial date in connection with the US Department of Justice’s lawsuit.

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Aug 22, 2013

CWA Leadership Meets with Pennsylvania Attorney General on US Airways-American Airlines Merger

Advocating on behalf of the thousands of Pennsylvanians working for U.S. Airways and American Airlines, leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA met with Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane today to re-emphasize the benefits a merged airline will bring to the Keystone State.

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Aug 19, 2013

Minnesota Activists to Protest Trans-Pacific Partnership

Hundreds of labor, fair trade, environmental and community activists will march through downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, Aug. 20, to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a secretive trade deal that threatens to worsen a global race to the bottom for wages, consumer safety, health care and environmental standards.

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Aug 2, 2013

Tentative Agreement Reached for 6,500 Agents at US Airways

CWA and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters reached a tentative agreement covering 6,500 passenger service employees at US Airways.

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Aug 2, 2013

‘Press 1 For America’ Bi-Partisan Call Center Bill Introduced in Congress

The ‘Press 1 For America’ House bill lets consumers choose U.S. based call centers and bans tax dollars for companies that off-shore U.S. call center jobs.

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Aug 1, 2013

CWA Leader Arrested During Civil Disobedience for Immigrant Workers’ Rights

Activists from labor, immigrant rights, faith, environmental, civil rights and community groups launched “40 Days of Action and Prayer for Families” on immigration reform with a demonstration and civil disobedience outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Jul 30, 2013

CWA District 7 Announces Tentative Agreement with CenturyLink

CWA D7 reaches tentative agreement with CenturyLink. Details are being provided to CWA District 7 members and locals, and a ratification vote will be scheduled.

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Jul 30, 2013

Senate Vote Ensures Continued Labor Law for 80 Million Workers

A statement by the Democracy Initiative on today’s Senate vote confirming three Democratic members to the National Labor Relations Board.

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Jul 26, 2013

CWA: FCC Should Deny Verizon Bid to Replace Wireline Communications in Areas of New York, New Jersey

The Communications Workers of America issued the following statement on Verizon Communications’ bid to replace wireline communications in part of New York and New Jersey with “Voice Link” wireless technology.

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Jul 25, 2013

Coalition Urges High Court Not to Open Floodgates for Million-Dollar Contributions

A coalition of constituency groups with more than 9.4 million members and supporters has filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold “aggregate” federal campaign contribution limits and avoid dealing the American public another blow like Citizens United.

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Jul 24, 2013

CWA: HELP Committee Moves NLRB Nominees to Full Senate Vote

With today’s votes by the US Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee approving the nominations of Democrats Nancy Schiffer and Kent Hirozawa, all five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board now proceed to full Senate confirmation.

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