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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.

May 10, 2018 — News

Call Center Legislation Update

CWA members and allies continue to put pressure on corporations to stop sending call center jobs overseas.

May 10, 2018 — News

CWA Members Strike at University of California

This week, UPTE-CWA Local 9119 went on strike in solidarity with AFSCME members fighting for a fair contract at the University of California.

May 10, 2018 — News

Members of Congress Introduce Workplace Democracy Act to Restore Workers' Rights

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) this week introduced the Workplace Democracy Act — legislation CWA supports that would restore workers' rights to collectively bargain.

May 10, 2018 — News

Fighting for Patient Care in New York

CWAers, including nurses and supporters from upstate New York, participated in a Health Care Workers Lobby Day at the State Capitol urging elected officials to pass legislation for safe staffing ratios.

May 10, 2018 — News

Renewing the Fight Against Poverty and Economic Injustice

Starting next week, people across the country will participate in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against economic injustice. 

May 10, 2018 — News

Rebellion Builds at Alden-Owned Newspapers

The journalists of the Denver Post and other newspapers owned by Alden Global Capital have had enough.

May 3, 2018 — News

CWAers Tell AT&T Shareholders to Show Us the Jobs

CWAers rallied outside AT&T's annual shareholder meeting in Texas, calling on the company to negotiate a fair contract that keeps family-supporting jobs in their communities.

May 3, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information from the New Jersey Executive Branch, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, and Aclara Technologies.

May 3, 2018 — News

Major Wins for CWA Members in FAA Reauthorization Bill

CWA members succeeded in getting their top priority items included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

May 3, 2018 — News

District 6 is CWA STRONG

At the District 6 conference in Dallas last week, CWAers came together to plan and discuss how to make CWA STRONG.

May 3, 2018 — News

Organizing Update

Workers at the American Red Cross have voted to join with CWA.

May 3, 2018 — News

NewsGuild-CWA Calls for Support of Press Freedom

The NewsGuild-CWA marked World Press Freedom Day today by honoring journalists who put their lives and liberty on the line in search of the truth.

May 3, 2018 — Press Release

CenturyLink Announces Layoffs Despite Massive Tax Windfall

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress promised that corporations would use their tax cuts to invest in American workers by raising wages and create jobs. Instead corporations like CenturyLink have continued to outsource jobs, lay off workers and abandon their responsibilities to communities across our country.