News & Events

June 28, 2018 — News

CWA Members Mobilize to Stop New Jersey Government Shutdown

The New Jersey State Legislature is ready to shut down state government on Sunday, and CWA members are mobilizing to stop it.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWA Calls on Sprint and T-Mobile to Make Binding Commitments on Jobs and Workers' Rights in Potential Merger

New CWA analysis shows that the merger could cause massive job loss of more than 30,000 jobs across the country.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWA, NABET, and NewsGuild File FCC Petition to Deny Sinclair-Tribune Merger

CWA, NABET-CWA, and the NewsGuild-CWA say the potential merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company does not serve the public interest..

June 28, 2018 — News

New Video – DFM Workers Fight to Save Local News

Digital First Media, the country's second-largest newspaper chain, is owned by Alden Global Capital, an extremely profitable hedge fund.

June 28, 2018 — News

Poor People's Campaign Update

CWAers in more than 30 states have engaged in actions as part of the renewal of the Poor People's Campaign.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWA Opposes Plan to Merge Departments of Labor and Education

The Trump Administration came out with a new proposal this week to merge the Department of Labor and the Department of Education.

June 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement on Janus Decision: CWA Members are Ready to Fight

Today’s Supreme Court decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case marks a sad day for all working people and continues a long campaign by corporate interests and right wing groups to restrict our ability to stand together.

June 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings, Jr. on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

"We are deeply dismayed and appalled by the Supreme Court’s majority decision to ignore Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and uphold a proclamation camouflaged by so-called national security reasons."

June 26, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Calls on Sprint and T-Mobile to Make Binding Commitments to Address Potential Job Loss and Respect Workers’ Rights

CWA is calling on Sprint and T-Mobile to make a binding commitment not to eliminate jobs in their proposed merger, and to stop violating federal labor laws and fully respect workers’ rights.

June 22, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Condemns Family Separations and Indefinite Detention Policy

While President Trump's executive order puts a stop to these separations for the time being, it also directs immigration officials to detain families indefinitely -- another inhumane practice.

June 21, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Opposes Plan to Merge Departments of Labor and Education

This radical plan would weaken both agencies, leaving working people and children more vulnerable to corporate abuses at work and in the education system.

June 21, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Envoy Air and Piedmont Airlines, Nokia, and the City of Boston Credit Union.

June 21, 2018 — News

Organizing Update

Members of the Florida Times-Union voted to join with Newsguild-CWA.

June 21, 2018 — News

Iowa is CWA STRONG!

Twelve CWAers from CenturyLink, members of CWA Locals 7101 and 7102, gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, in early June for a two-day combined stewards' training and CWA STRONG organizing training.

June 21, 2018 — News

CWA and Ver.di to T-Mobile: Respect All Your Workers' Rights

CWA President Chris Shelton traveled to Liverpool, England, this week to participate in UNI Global Union's Global Congress.

June 21, 2018 — News

CWA Commends Democrats for Introducing Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act

As CWAers fight for higher wages and to protect the right to join together to create better workplaces, Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House introduced strong new legislation to help achieve those goals.

June 21, 2018 — News

Ellison Introduces Bill to Ban Harmful Corporate Stock Buybacks

Instead of using their massive windfall from the Republican corporate tax cut bill to create jobs and raise workers' wages, corporations have been funneling their profits back into their companies through buybacks.

June 20, 2018 — Press Release

CWA, NABET, and NewsGuild File FCC Petition to Deny Sinclair-Tribune Merger

CWA, NABET-CWA, and TNG-CWA today filed a petition with the FCC to deny the potential merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company, saying that the merger does not serve the public interest.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

After American Airlines Authorizes $2 Billion in Stock Buybacks, over 30 Members of Congress Call on Company to Raise Wages for Passenger Service Agents

Amid growing concern about corporate stock buybacks in the wake of the Republican tax bill, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) led thirty-one members of Congress in sending a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker calling on the company to invest in its workforce. Despite promises that tax windfalls would be used to raise wages and create jobs, American Airlines recently authorized $2 billion in stock buybacks over the next two years.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act Provides Critical Support for Working People

This Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act helps ensure that working people will have the freedom to join together to negotiate for a fair return on their work and increases penalties for employers who violate workers' rights.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings on Trump Administration Policy to Separate Children from Parents Seeking Safety and Asylum in America

There is no greatness in tearing children from the arms of mothers and fathers. Warehousing children in caged enclosures and in tent cities under a 100-degree sun is no act of greatness. Ripping families apart who are fleeing hardship and death is an act of terror and the antithesis of greatness.

June 18, 2018 — Press Release

Wells Fargo Spends Millions on “Earning Back Your Trust” Ad Campaign, While Offshoring More U.S. Jobs to Philippines

Wells Fargo has announced several hundred new layoffs of American call center workers in Reno, Nevada and Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, on the heels of more than 700 call center layoffs in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington announced by Wells Fargo last fall.

June 14, 2018 — News

CWA Legislative-Political Conference Focuses on Returning Power to Working People

A rundown of CWA's Legislative-Political Conference and the "We the People 2018" Conference.

June 14, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Piedmont Airlines and Envoy Air and Windstream.