News & Events

September 27, 2016 — News

Survey of Employer Benefits Finds Continued Cost-Shifting

For the first time over half (51%) of all workers are in plans with at least a $1,000 deductible for single coverage. This is up from just 31% of workers 5 years ago and 10% of workers 10 years ago.

September 22, 2016 — News

U.S. Senate Banking Committee Grills Wells Fargo CEO on Damaging Sales Practices

U.S. Senators from both political parties strongly criticized Wells Fargo's damaging sales practices and grilled the bank's CEO John Stumpf in a Capitol Hill hearing on Tuesday.

September 22, 2016 — News

CWA Women for Political Power on the Ground in 20 States

"CWA Women for Political Power" is a new program mobilizing CWAers to support candidates who will adopt policies important to working women. 

September 22, 2016 — News

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates for ABC/Disney, Omni Air Flight Attendants, and AT&T West.

September 22, 2016 — News

Political Action Update

Are you registered to vote? Are you sure?

September 22, 2016 — News

CWA N.J. Local Government Stewards Meet for Mobilization Training

Last week, more than 40 CWA members participated in shop stewards' training on mobilizing around workplace issues.

September 22, 2016 — News

Mark Your Calendar: CWA Customer Service Professionals Conference

CWA's Customer Service Professionals Conference is set for Oct. 16-18 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

September 22, 2016 — News

TPP Update

When the "Rock Against the TPP" tour hits Boston on October 7, IUE-CWA member Adam Kaz will be part of the show.

September 15, 2016 — News

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates for DirecTV and ABC Inc.

September 15, 2016 — News

Political Action Update

Political action updates from Colorado, Missouri, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee.

September 15, 2016 — News

Fighting for Our Safety and Health

CWAers gathered in Pittsburgh, Pa., this week for the 2016 Health, Safety, and Environment Conference.

September 15, 2016 — News

CWA President Chris Shelton: Unions Are Still Needed

CWA President Chris Shelton's Labor Day op-ed on why unions are more necessary than ever.

September 15, 2016 — News

TPP Update

CWA activists participated in a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) National Day of Action on Sept. 14.

September 15, 2016 — News

Wells Fargo Fined for Illegal Sales Tactics

Wells Fargo has been hit with a record $185 million fine by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

September 15, 2016 — News

CWA Will Never Forget Victims of September 11 Attack

A statement by the Communications Workers of America as our nation marked the 15th anniversary of the horrific attacks that senselessly took the lives of thousands of people on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 15, 2016 — News

Mark Your Calendar: CWA Customer Service Professionals Conference

CWA's Customer Service Professionals Conference is set for Oct. 16-18 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

September 15, 2016 — News

CWAers Commemorate Farm Workers Strike

CWA Legislative Boot Camp attendees, along with the San Antonio AFL-CIO, spent their Labor Day commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Farm Workers Strike.

September 15, 2016 — News

CWA AT&T SURPLUS NOTIFICATION AND VTP OFFER

We have received a Surplus Notification and VTP Offer from AT&T.  The information has been forwarded to all AT&T Local Presidents.  Should you have any questions, please co

September 14, 2016 — Press Release

Congress Flooded with Anti-TPP Calls

Approximately 90 organizations, including CWA, are participating in a National Call-In Day of Action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) today. These organizations will remind their combined millions of supporters why TPP is a bad deal for America and will encourage supporters to tell their congressional representatives to oppose the TPP in a post-election lame duck session of Congress.

September 14, 2016 — News

DETROIT MOBILIZATION - 9/20/2016

We went to Detroit to continue our cross country mobilization efforts. Once there we met more of our CWA family who was eager to find out mobilization strategies and techniques.

September 13, 2016 — News

Counties and Towns Attempt to Purge Minorities from Voting Roles

In Georgia and all or part of 14 other states, the 1965 Voting Rights Act required jurisdictions with histories of voter discrimination to receive so-called preclearance before changing the way voter registration and elections were conducted.

Three years ago, the Supreme Court declared the preclearance mandate unconstitutional, saying the blatant discrimination it was meant to prevent was largely a thing of the past.

September 13, 2016 — News

Drug Plans Profit from “Clawbacks”

Two separate journalist investigations in 2016 have highlighted the little known practice of “clawbacks” by pharmacy benefit managers (called “PBMs”) that administer drug plans.

September 13, 2016 — News

Cities Across the County Passing Paid Sick Time Laws

Large cities and counties across the country are taking action to ensure working families have access to paid sick time. So far in 2016, 6 major cities have passed new paid sick time requirements.

September 11, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Statement on the 15th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks

Thirty-two CWA, AFA-CWA and NABET-CWA members lost their lives on September 11, 2001, on planes and on the ground at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa.