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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May 21, 2015

T-Mobile Worker Urges Deutsche Telekom Shareholders to Protect Workersí Rights

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May 12, 2015

Senators Say No to Motion to Proceed on ‘Fast Track’ Authority for the TPP

CWA commends those Senators who refused to move forward on discussion of Trade Promotion Authority, or "Fast Track" for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and future trade deals.

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May 8, 2015

Nike a Good Example of Why the TPP Is a Disaster for Workers, Communities

What a strange choice to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal -- a company that has 330,000 people working for 60 cents an hour in Vietnam.

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Apr 16, 2015

Secret ‘Fast Track’ Process and Legislation Shows Disdain for U.S. Workers, Communities

The "Fast Track," or TPA, legislation introduced today, and in fact, the entire process surrounding its inception, continues the lack of transparency and disdain for U.S. workers and communities that has been the hallmark of the past five years of negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Apr 14, 2015

CWA: Some Progress in AT&T Contract Talks, No Extension Past Noon Today

Some progress reported in bargaining at AT&T Midwest and Legacy T.

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Apr 11, 2015

Contracts Covering About 18,000 Workers Expire at AT&T Midwest and Legacy T

Contracts covering AT&T workers represented by the Communications Workers of America at AT&T Midwest and Legacy T expired at midnight tonight. The contracts will be extended until noon on April 14 while negotiations continue.

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Apr 10, 2015

As Contract Expiration Nears, CWA Calls on AT&T to Bargain Constructively

CWA calls on AT&T negotiators to bargain constructively in the remaining hours before expiration.

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Mar 31, 2015

Governor Pence, We See ‘Which Side You’re On’

Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana legislature have made very clear which side they're on. The legislation that the governor signed last week is yet another attack on ordinary working people. This legislation gives employers even more rights, while advancing the freedom to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, women and other groups.

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Mar 26, 2015

Leaked Investor Chapter of TPP Worse than Imagined

The 56 pages of the Investor chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are worse than imagined and must be a wake up call for our nation.

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Mar 24, 2015

NLRB Throws Out CNNís Joint Employer Challenge

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Mar 19, 2015

Judge Finds T-Mobile Guilty of Maintaining Illegal Corporate Policies Against Workers Across the US

A judge at the National Labor Relations Board has found T-Mobile US guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations against workers. The unprecedented ruling comes following a rare move by the NLRB consolidating multiple complaints against T-Mobile US for illegal actions and policies in Albuquerque, N.M.; Wichita, Kans.; Charleston, S.C., and New York City. At issue were illegal corporate nationwide policies that block workers from organizing or even talking to each other about problems at work.

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Mar 13, 2015

CWA, NAACP Challenge DISH Network Abuse of FCC Small and Minority Owned Business Rules

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Feb 26, 2015

CWA Applauds Push to Continue Trade Adjustment Assistance Benefits

Legislation introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Reps. Adam Smith (D-Washington) and Sander Levin (D-Mich.) makes certain that workers who lose their jobs due to U.S. trade policies don't lose the critical support provided by the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

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Feb 5, 2015

CWA Statement on Proposed Sale of Verizon Assets to Frontier Communications

Verizon announces plans to sell some wireline assets to Frontier Communications.

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Feb 3, 2015

CWA Statement on Media Reports that Verizon May Sell Assets

Industry publications are reporting that Verizon may announce a sale of some assets.

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Jan 29, 2015

CWA Commends FCC Action on Broadband Speed

The Communications Workers of America applauds FCC action today to raise the definition of broadband to networks capable of delivering a minimum of 25 mbps downstream and 3 mbps upstream.

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Jan 21, 2015

On Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United, Citizens Want ‘Money Out, Voters In’

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United decision, 5 million citizens are telling Congress: "We want money out and voters in." Ordinary Americans are signing petitions, contacting their members of Congress and standing against the takeover of our democracy by the 1 percent.

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Jan 20, 2015

Statement by the Communications Workers of America on President Obama’s State of the Union Message

The President spoke with confidence about where America is headed. In many areas, he laid out an encouraging vision for our nation - expanding education opportunities for working and middle class families, improving the ability to better balance work and family responsibilities, tax fairness, improving children's health, and more.

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