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May 25, 2018 — News

Statement of Claude Cummings, Jr. on the Death of Santa Fe High School Student, Riley Garcia

One of the young men lost at Santa Fe was Christian “Riley” Garcia, the son of our CWA brother, Darryl Claussen, Jr. Riley died a hero. He was shot and killed while holding and blocking the door to save two of his classmates.

May 25, 2018 — Press Release

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Calls on FCC to Protect Public Safety and Honor Collective Bargaining Agreements

As the FCC reviews its pole attachment rules, a bipartisan group of legislators has expressed concern to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about "One-Touch Make-Ready" (OTMR) proposals that would allow companies who want to add equipment to a utility pole to move pre-existing telephone, cable and utility equipment.

May 25, 2018 — News

Statement of Claude Cummings, Jr. on NFL Owners' Effort to Mandate Standing During the National Anthem

With their policy requiring players to stand during the playing of our national anthem, NFL owners are failing to grasp how individual thought, freedom of speech and the fundamental right to disagree are essential to our free society.

May 24, 2018 — News

CWA Members to AT&T: No Jobs, No Deal

On Saturday, hundreds of CWAers rallied at the AT&T building in downtown Detroit to send a message to the telecom giant: No jobs, no deal.

May 24, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T.

May 24, 2018 — News

Organizing Update

Workers from The Southern Illinoisan voted to join with the United Media Guild/NewsGuild-CWA Local 36047.

May 24, 2018 — News

In the Face of Janus, CWA Local 1180 is CWA STRONG

CWA Local 1180 is working to meet attacks on public sector unions head-on.

May 24, 2018 — News

CWA President Shelton: Democracy Cannot Survive without a Vibrant Labor Movement

In remarks at the Demos "Transforming America" awards ceremony, CWA President Chris Shelton urged progressives to fight back against big corporations' efforts to destroy the labor movement.

May 24, 2018 — News

North Carolina CWA Customer Service Members Build Power

Customer service representatives are facing the threat of big corporations offshoring and outsourcing jobs, pressure from monitoring and metrics, and much more.

May 24, 2018 — News

New Executive Paywatch Report: More for Them, Less for Us

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made a whopping $28 million in 2017.

May 24, 2018 — News

Republicans Give Another Blank Check to Wall Street

This week, the U.S. House passed a bill to roll back protections that were put in place to prevent another financial crisis.

May 24, 2018 — News

A Better Deal for Our Democracy

CWA has been fighting for years to build a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, voting rights are fully enforced, and everyone's voice is heard. 

May 23, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Blasts AT&T's Bad Faith "Final" Contract Offer

AT&T's so-called "final" proposal is a desperate attempt by AT&T to avoid reaching an agreement that would keep good, family-supporting jobs in our communities. Instead of continuing our agreed-upon negotiation process, they have violated the National Labor Relations Act by sending their misleading summary directly to CWA members and by failing to bargain in good faith.

May 22, 2018 — Press Release

Republicans Block Amendment to Rein in Bank Offshoring, While Passing Another Sweetheart Deal for Banking Industry

The U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bank deregulation that will roll back key provisions of the Dodd-Frank safeguards put in place after the 2008 financial crisis.

May 17, 2018 — News

CWA Turns Up Heat on Tax Cut Promises, Files Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against AT&T and Nexstar

CWA filed unfair labor practice (ULP) charges against AT&T and NABET-CWA employer Nexstar Media Group.

May 17, 2018 — News

Piedmont and Envoy Passenger Service Agents Take Contract Fight to Congress

Piedmont Airlines and Envoy Air Passenger Service Agents from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to share their stories with Congress and to ask for support in their efforts to win living wages and fair contracts.

May 17, 2018 — News

CWAers Join Poor People's Campaign to Fight Inequality

CWAers and retirees are joining tens of thousands of people across the country to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.

May 16, 2018 — News

CWA Executive Board Authorizes Strike at AT&T

CWA's Executive Board has voted to authorize a potential strike by 14,000 workers covered by AT&T’s Midwest and Legacy T contracts.

May 16, 2018 — News

Louisiana Passes CWA-Supported Bill to Crack Down on Call Center Employers

The Louisiana State House passed a CWA-supported bill giving the state the ability to claw back tax incentives when corporations don't keep the employment promises they make.

May 16, 2018 — News

AFA-CWA Survey Reveals Widespread Harassment of Flight Attendants

More than two-thirds of Flight Attendants in the U.S. have experienced sexual harassment during their flying careers, according to a new survey released by AFA-CWA.

May 16, 2018 — Press Release

AT&T, Nexstar Hit with Unfair Labor Practice Charges Over Failure to Disclose Plan for Tax Windfall

CWA filed unfair labor practice (ULP) charges against AT&T and Nexstar for refusing to provide information about the company’s plan to use its tax windfall to invest in its workforce.

May 11, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Executive Board Green Lights Strike at AT&T

CWA's Executive Board has voted to approve a strike by 14,000 workers covered by AT&T’s Midwest and Legacy T contracts. The Executive Board’s decision gives CWA President Chris Shelton the go ahead to set a strike date if negotiators cannot reach an agreement.

May 10, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T and the Windsor Star.

May 10, 2018 — News

Chicago Tribune Employees Win Union Recognition

Tronc, Inc., reached a historic agreement with the Chicago Tribune Guild to voluntarily recognize the journalists' union.