News & Events

May 25, 2016 — Press Release

As Contract Expiration Nears, CWA Members at OFS Vote to Authorize Strike

CWA members at OFS in Sturbridge, Mass., and Norcross, Ga., are mobilizing as they count down to contract expiration on May 28. 

May 25, 2016 — News

Retirees Across U.S. Losing Employer Coverage

Five national surveys collected by the Kaiser Foundation show that employer coverage suppl

May 24, 2016 — Press Release

Statement by CWA President Shelton on the 'Take on Wall Street' Campaign

CWA and allies today launched our campaign to 'Take on Wall Street' and the current economic system that rewards the billionaire class over working families. 

May 23, 2016 — News

Nearly 90 Members of Congress Urge Verizon to Negotiate Fair Contract with Striking Workforce

Led by U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Robert "Bobby" Scott (D-Va.) 86 members of the House of Representatives called on Verizon Communications to negotiate a fair contract with the highly skilled workers on strike since April 13.  

May 23, 2016 — News

Department of Labor Issues New Rule to Expand Overtime Protections

Last week the Obama administration finalized new rules expanding the number of s

May 23, 2016 — News

OFS Bargaining Report #4

CWA/OFS Bargaining Report 4/Days 5 & 6

Brothers and sisters,

May 20, 2016 — News

OFS Bargaining Report #3

Brothers  & Sisters,

May 19, 2016 — News

New AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch Report: Average CEO Makes 335 Times More than an Average Worker

According to a new report, the average CEO of an S&P 500 company made $12.5 million per year in 2015 – 335 times more than an average worker.

May 19, 2016 — News

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates for Verizon, AT&T West, United Airlines and the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

May 19, 2016 — News

ITC Releases Disturbing Report on TPP

The release of the ITC report on the TPP this week demonstrates that the TPP would not deliver the economic benefits promised by the U.S. Trade Representative.

May 19, 2016 — News

CWAers Standing Strong in NJ Pension Fight

CWA activists in New Jersey are mobilizingto build support for a constitutional amendment that will require the government to fully fund public workers' pensions.

May 19, 2016 — News

Organizing Update

Organizing updates from DirecTV, GoJet and AT&T Global Customer Service.

May 19, 2016 — News

Obama Administration Announces Expansion of Overtime Pay

The Obama Administration announced a new rule this week to ensure that workers are paid fairly for overtime hours.

May 19, 2016 — News

T-Mobile Can’t Force Workers to Be Happy at Work

Another big win at T-Mobile US!

May 19, 2016 — News

OFS Barganining Report #2

Brothers and Sisters,

May 18, 2016 — Press Release

CWA: ITC Report Shows that TPP Fails American Workers

Today's release of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) demonstrates that the TPP would not deliver the economic benefits promised by the U.S. Trade Representative. Instead, the report shows that the deal would be disastrous, increasing the U.S. trade deficit by over $21 billion per year and harming employment in key industries.

May 18, 2016 — News

Judge Blocks Kansas' Proof-Of-Citizenship Voting Registration Requirement

In the latest development in a long-standing disagreement between Kansas election officials and the federal Election Assistance Commission, a judge in Kansas has ruled that the state ca

May 18, 2016 — News

Lynch: NC transgender law part of civil rights struggle

In suing her home state for discriminating against transgender people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch invoked the defining civil rights struggles of the last century and made clear that

May 18, 2016 — Press Release

Statement by the Communications Workers of America on National Police Week

The Communications Workers of America pays tribute to the men and women of law enforcement during National Police Week and every week.

May 18, 2016 — News

OFS Bargaining Report #1

CWA/ OFS Bargaining Report Day 2

May 17, 2016 — Press Release

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers

The parties involved in the Verizon labor dispute, including the senior leadership of the unions and the company and their bargaining teams, met today in Washington with Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Allison Beck, an experienced federal mediator who the parties agreed today would assist in the ongoing contract negotiations.

May 15, 2016 — Press Release

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez met at the U.S. Labor Department with Lowell McAdam, chairman and CEO of Verizon; Chris Shelton, president of the Communications Workers of America; and Lonnie Stephenson, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

May 12, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Uncovers Massive Verizon Offshoring Operation in Philippines

Over the course of a four-day visit to the Philippines this week, four representatives of Communications Workers of America who are on strike discovered that the extent to which Verizon is offshoring work is far beyond what has previously been reported and what the company publicly has claimed.