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May 1, 2018 — Press Release

President Trump’s Failure to Stop Call Center Job Offshoring Prompts Letter from Senator Bob Casey and Senate Democrats

Senator Casey alerted President Trump to the need for action last year, but instead of working reduce offshoring, the Trump Administration backed provisions in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that provide incentives for corporations to send jobs overseas.

April 27, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Applauds Passage of Passenger Service Agent Assault Language in FAA Reauthorization Bill

This morning, the House included crucial passenger service agent assault language when passing the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Now CWA is urging the Senate to do the same.

April 26, 2018 — News

CWA Member Honored for Bravery in Waffle House Shooting

James Shaw, Jr., a member of CWA Local 3808, heroically stepped in to stop a gunman during a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tenn. on Sunday

April 26, 2018 — News

CWA Uncovers More Evidence of Wage Theft at General Dynamics Information Technology Call Centers

More than 2,000 current and former GDIT call center workers have come forward to call on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate wage violations at the company.

April 26, 2018 — News

Local 9415 is CWA STRONG!

CWA Local 9415 has focused their 2018 efforts on signing up new members and educating all members.

April 26, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

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

April 26, 2018 — News

CWAers to Wells Fargo: Stop Outsourcing and Offshoring U.S. Jobs

Wells Fargo, the biggest beneficiary of the Republican corporate tax cut bill, is set to make $3.7 billion from the bill.

April 26, 2018 — News

Big Wins for Working Families in New York Special Election

CWA helped deliver some incredible victories, and the hard work CWA members put in is going to have a huge effect on New York in the coming year.

April 26, 2018 — News

Campaign for Passenger Service Agent Assault Protections Pays Off

For years, CWA members have been pushing for stronger protections for airline passenger service agents from passenger assaults.

April 26, 2018 — News

On Workers’ Memorial Day, CWAers Remember Workers Killed on the Job and Fight for Safety at Work

CWA members will mark Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 by remembering co-workers killed, hurt or sickened on the job.

April 26, 2018 — News

CWA President Chris Shelton Brings T-Mobile Fight to German Parliament

CWA President Chris Shelton traveled to Germany this week to speak about the efforts of T-Mobile US workers to join together to fight for better working conditions and more.

April 25, 2018 — Press Release

Report on AT&T Reveals Thousands of Layoffs, Call Center Closures, and Rampant Outsourcing

While AT&T refuses to release details about plans for its $20 billion in tax savings, a report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) examines the telecom giant’s continued role in hollowing out the middle class by eliminating thousands of jobs, closing call centers, and shifting customer service and network maintenance to low-wage contractors, including overseas vendors.

April 23, 2018 — Press Release

Workers Call on Labor Department to Investigate General Dynamics as Wage Theft is Uncovered at Five More Call Centers

Workers at five federal contract call centers operated by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) filed new wage theft complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. Since January, over 2,000 current and former GDIT call center workers have come forward to call on the Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate violations of prevailing wage law at the company.

April 19, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, New Jersey State Workers, Frontier Communications, and Piedmont Airlines.

April 19, 2018 — News

On Tax Day and Beyond, CWAers Fight Back against Corporate Giveaways

CWA members across the country held events on Tax Day to highlight how the Republican corporate tax cut bill is a massive giveaway to big corporations paid for by working families.

April 19, 2018 — News

Envoy and Piedmont Passenger Service Agents Call for Fair Wages

American and other corporations are facing national scrutiny over how they have used benefits from the Republican corporate tax cut bill that they claimed would lift wages for working families.

April 19, 2018 — News

New York Takes Steps to Protect Public Workers before Janus Decision

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stood with working people by signing legislation that makes it easier for public workers to join together in unions.

April 19, 2018 — News

UCW-CWA Members Fight to Improve Adjunct Faculty Working Conditions

United Campus Workers (UCW-CWA) members held events across Tennessee this week for an Adjuncts United Week of Action.

April 19, 2018 — News

CWA Members Defeat Attempt to Prevent Working People from Improving Working Conditions on Tribal Lands

The U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill that would have removed protections for working people on Native American lands.

April 19, 2018 — News

Raising Standards Together in the Wireless Industry

Wireless workers from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile joined a CWA town hall call this week to share their stories about how they are standing up for their rights.

April 19, 2018 — News

CWA Local 2204 and Next Gen are CWA STRONG!

CWA Local 2204 and CWA Next Generation teamed up for a CWA STRONG training in Lebanon, Va., this week.

April 17, 2018 — Press Release

On Tax Day, Working People Are Angry and Fighting Back

A Statement from CWA President Chris Shelton about how those in Congress and the White House have doubled down on increasing the wealth of top executives and shareholders at the expense of everyone else.

April 17, 2018 — Press Release

AS AT&T POSTS BILLIONS IN PROFITS FROM GOP TAX BILL, DETROIT WORKER JOINS TAX MARCH 2018 TO CALL OUT COMPANY FOR MASS LAYOFFS

The company’s CEO Randall Stephenson promised to create 7,000 jobs if the GOP tax plan passed. Instead, despite a $20 billion windfall as a result of tax cuts in the bill, AT&T announced thousands of unnecessary layoffs late last year.

April 16, 2018 — Press Release

Passenger Service Agents at American Airlines Subsidiaries Mobilize Coast-to-Coast as Fight to End Poverty Wages Escalates

Passenger service agents from Envoy Air and Piedmont Airlines will gather at airports across the country on Monday, April 16 to step up their calls for sustainable, family supporting wages at the airline.