News & Events

January 23, 2017 — Press Release

Statement by the Communications Workers of America on the announcement that Ajit Pai will head the Federal Communications Commission

CWA issued this statement on the announcement that Ajit Pai will head the Federal Communications Commission.

January 20, 2017 — Press Release

CWA Moving Quickly to Safeguard Members in Avaya Bankruptcy

CWA issued this statement on the announcement by Avaya Inc., that it is filing for bankruptcy protection. 

January 19, 2017 — News

Update: Stopping the Corporate Cabinet

No matter who we voted for last November, none of us want a cabinet filled with Wall Street billionaires or fast-food executives who prefer robots to human workers.

January 19, 2017 — News

Organizing Update

The latest organizing updates for Advancement Project, PAE Aviation, and ASIG.

January 19, 2017 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining update for IUE-CWA Local 38761 at Appliance Park.

January 19, 2017 — News

Women's March on Washington

More than 500 CWAers will march together, joining tens of thousands of other activists participating in the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21.

January 19, 2017 — News

If Machines Can't Eat It, They Shouldn't Make It

Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder, CEO of fast-food conglomerate CKE, has come out for replacing workers with machines.

January 19, 2017 — News

CWA Testifies About Need for OSHA Standard on Workplace Violence

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration held a hearing on Jan. 10 on the need for a federal OSHA standard to address workplace violence.

January 19, 2017 — News

Fight Against Offshoring at UC Not Over

Members of CWA Local 9119 are standing strong against the University of California's plan to offshore IT jobs at the UC San Francisco campus to lower wage workers from India.  

January 13, 2017 — Press Release

CWA Campaign Restores Protections for Airline Agents Against Assault and Abuse

A longtime campaign and nationwide effort by the tens of thousands of passenger service agents represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) to protect all airline employees from physical and verbal abuse by passengers has succeeded.

January 12, 2017 — News

Fighting Back – and Winning – against the Corporate Cabinet

CWAers have launched a major campaign to fight back against a corporate cabinet that puts the worst of Wall Street insiders in charge of our government.

January 12, 2017 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining updates from GE Appliance Park, Momentive and AT&T Mobility.

January 12, 2017 — News

Breaking! Justice Department Confirms that Airline Agents Are Covered by Federal Assault Law

The U.S. Department of Justice has just confirmed that passenger service agents are covered by legislation that set significant penalties and jail time for anyone who "interferes with airport and airline personnel who have security duties."

January 12, 2017 — News

Cummings: MLK Day is a Call to Stand Together against Injustice and Hatred

Today, across our country, workers and civil rights activists, people of faith, human rights activists, and many others are standing together and standing strong, ready to defend the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King and so many others.

January 12, 2017 — News

CWA President Chris Shelton’s Statement on the Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held its hearing on the nomination of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General this week.

January 12, 2017 — News

Join the Women’s March on Washington

So far, more than 500 CWAers are participating in the Women's March on Washington the day after the presidential inauguration, with more expected to join.

January 12, 2017 — News

Scholarship Opportunities for CWAers and Families

Apply for the Beirne Foundation and Union Plus scholarships.

January 12, 2017 — News

Check Out the New CWA Store

Starting now, CWAers can get a big discount on select items at the new CWA Store.

January 12, 2017 — News

Workers Win Victory against Staples

In a victory for workers, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples has ended.

January 11, 2017 — Press Release

Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General

A statement by CWA President, Chris Shelton,  on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General.

January 5, 2017 — News

Stop the Corporate Cabinet: Call Your Senators

CWAers are launching a major campaign to fight back against a corporate cabinet that puts the worst of Wall Street insiders in charge of our government.

January 5, 2017 — News

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates for DIRECTV Customer Service, AT&T West, E-ZPASS and Momentive.

January 5, 2017 — News

TONIGHT: Town Hall Call with CWA President Shelton on Our Fight to Block Corporate Cabinet

CWA is standing up to the Wall Street takeover of our government, and every member needs to be a part of the fight.

January 5, 2017 — News

CWAers Join Women’s March on Washington

CWAers – women and men – are coming to Washington, D.C., on January 21, to join the Women's March on Washington.