News & Events

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 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 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.

December 8, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Statement on Likely Nomination of Andy Puzder as Secretary of Labor

Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, would be a fine choice to head a government agency responsible for looking out for millionaires. But Puzder has a record of public statements and action that demonstrates why he is a poor choice to head the agency responsible for promoting “the welfare of wage earners, job seekers and retirees.”

November 30, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Statement on Trump Nomination of Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary

Donald Trump's campaign pledge to "drain the swamp" and rein in Wall Street apparently lasted for only a few days after he was elected president. It’s difficult to think of a nominee who better embodies the culture of Wall Street greed than longtime Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin. 

November 14, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Statement on the Recommendation of Steven Mnunchin for U.S. Treasury Secretary

Hedge Fund CEO Steven Mnuchin has been recommended for U.S. Treasury Secretary by Trump transition advisors. It’s difficult to think of a nominee who better embodies the culture of Wall Street greed than the longtime Goldman Sachs partner.

November 14, 2016 — Press Release

CWA on News that TPP is Dead for this Congress: "Welcome, Overdue, and a Lesson for the Future"

For more than five years, CWA members, allies, and working families throughout the country mobilized to expose this corporate-friendly trade deal and the serious consequences for working families and communities if it did take effect. CWA members and allies long have been ahead of Washington on the issue of TPP and trade policy, and this work built a strong public base of voters who rejected what they clearly recognized as bad deal, no matter their political party.

November 11, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Endorses Keith Ellison for Chair of Democratic National Committee

CWA calls Congressman Keith Ellison the right person to lead the Democratic Party. 

November 9, 2016 — Press Release

Statement by the Communications Workers of America on the Presidential Election Results

It will take some time to get used to the fact that Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States.

CWA and the labor movement are more determined than ever to protect working families, jobs and communities, and we’re ready hold President-Elect Trump to his promises to advance the middle class.

October 20, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Delivers 7,100 Petitions to the FCC on Business Data Services Proposal

The Communications Workers of America delivered 7,184 petitions to the Federal Communications Commission today, from union and digital activists nationwide, calling on the Commission to give careful review to proposals to regulate business data services, keeping the priorities of broadband buildout and job creation front and center.

October 13, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Statement on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Statement by the Communications Workers of America on President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.

October 13, 2016 — Press Release

Statement by Governor Cuomo and CWA Pres. Shelton on VZW Closings

Statements from Governor Cuomo Spokesperson Rich Azzopardi and President of the Communications Workers of America Chris Shelton on Verizon's plan to close two call centers in New York.

October 10, 2016 — Press Release

CWA: Hillary Clinton is the Best and Only Choice for President of the United States

Statement by Chris Shelton, President of the Communications Workers of America, on the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

October 7, 2016 — Press Release

CWA: FCC Proposal on Business Data Will Result in Reduced Broadband Investment and Loss of Jobs

President Chris Shelton, Communications Workers of America, has released a statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed order on the regulation of Business Data Services.

September 29, 2016 — Press Release

CWA: 2,100 DirecTV Technicians, Workers Gain Tentative First Contract

The Communications Workers of America has reached tentative agreements with DirecTV covering 2,100 technicians, warehouse and administrative workers in the Southeast (1,088 workers in CWA District 3), the Midwest (153 workers in CWA District 4) and the Southwest (896 workers in CWA District 6).

September 29, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Filing Documents Verizon's Systemic and Continued Neglect of Telephone Infrastructure

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today served testimony with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission as part of the union’s petition for a public investigation into the safety and reasonableness of service provided by Verizon Communications to Pennsylvania customers.

September 27, 2016 — Press Release

CWA: Working People Know Why Hillary Clinton Must Be the Next President

The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump provided even more evidence that Hillary Clinton is the candidate most qualified to become President of the United States and to implement policies and programs that will improve the lives of millions of working families.

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 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.

September 9, 2016 — Press Release

Statement by the CWA Committee on Human Rights in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) Committee on Human Rights stands with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in South and North Dakota as they fight to protect their community, their land and their water supply.

September 2, 2016 — Press Release

CWA and Catholic Health Reach Tentative Agreement on Contracts for Mercy Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Sisters Hospital, St. Joseph Campus

Catholic Health and Communications Workers of America (CWA) reached a series of tentative contract agreements early this morning. The four-year agreements, when ratified, will cover more than 2,500 associates, including registered nurses at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus; technical associates at Kenmore Mercy Hospital; and registered nurses and service, technical and clerical associates at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

August 30, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Members Approve New AT&T Mobility Contract

AT&T Mobility workers across the country voted to ratify a new contract with the company covering health care and other benefits for 42,000 workers.

August 23, 2016 — Press Release

CWA: DOL Rules Will Stop Abuse of Workers by Federal Contractors

The Communications Workers of America commends the Department of Labor for looking out for the millions of working Americans who have seen their workplace rights abused by contractors doing business with the federal government.

August 3, 2016 — Press Release

Why TPP Vote Count Doesn't Add Up

Last year, just five votes in the House of Representatives would have flipped the outcome of the “fast track” trade promotion authority vote, which narrowly passed last June. Since that time, opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has grown more intense across the ideological spectrum.