News & Events

August 14, 2018 — Press Release

Community Leaders Call on PUCO to Reject AT&T's Request to Drop Out of Lifeline Program

Today, leaders from the NAACP, Ohio Poverty Law Center, Alliance for Retired Americans, ProgressOhio and Communications Workers of America District 4 called on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to reject AT&T’s request to drop out of the Lifeline program. AT&T’s abandonment of the Lifeline program, which subsidizes vital phone and internet services, would harm over 10,000 of their Ohioa customers - including the elderly, veterans and low-income households.

August 14, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Launches Multi-State Political Push Calling Out Lawmakers, AT&T For Broken Promises On American Jobs

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today announced a multi-state political effort focused on the Midwest with radio ads spotlighting AT&T's cuts to U.S. jobs in the wake of the GOP tax bill.

August 10, 2018 — Press Release

Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon

The agreement, which extends the contracts through August 5, 2023, will deliver an 11.2% wage increase over the additional four years and covers over 34,000 Verizon workers, including call center workers, and central office and field technicians.

August 9, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, Consolidated Communications, New York City Parking Production Assistants, and Piedmont Airlines.

August 9, 2018 — News

CWAers Defeat Right-to-Work in Missouri!

CWA members and retirees in Missouri played a critical role in defeating Missouri's Proposition A, a so-called "Right to Work" ballot initiative.

August 9, 2018 — News

Organizing Update

Workers at AT&T Mobility and Cornell University voted to join with CWA.

August 9, 2018 — News

CWAers Hold Members of Congress Accountable for Corporate Tax Cut Vote

CWA members are putting pressure on elected officials who sold out working families by voting for the Republican corporate tax cut bill.

August 9, 2018 — News

FCC Adopts Dangerous, Anti-Worker "One Touch, Make Ready" Policy

The Republican-controlled FCC voted last week to adopt a dangerous anti-worker "One Touch, Make Ready" (OTMR) policy that sends CWA members' work to unskilled, untrained, low-wage contractors.

August 9, 2018 — News

Working People Must #StopKavanaugh

CWAers are joining activists across the country in a #StopKavanaugh photo campaign.

August 9, 2018 — News

Kennebrew Sworn in as New IUE-CWA President

At the 2018 IUE-CWA Conference, Carl Kennebrew was sworn in as the 8th IUE-CWA President.

August 8, 2018 — Press Release

When We Fight We Win, In Missouri and Across the Country

Working people in Missouri sent a clear message to the whole country yesterday: We won't be fooled by so-called "right to work" legislation and other efforts to prevent us from joining together to fight for good jobs, fair wages and strong communities.

August 6, 2018 — Press Release

AT&T Workers Kick Off Multi-State Jobs Tour Highlighting Broken Promises On American Jobs

AT&T workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) kicked off a multi-state "Broken Promises Tour," calling attention to the impact of ongoing job losses and offshoring in communities across the Midwest.

August 2, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

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

August 2, 2018 — News

Sneak Peek: "Us vs. Them" Video Highlighting CWA Endorsement of Labor Champion Senator Sherrod Brown

In a video called "Us vs. Them," CWA members talk about how working people must fight every day to push back on the lies that the 1-percent and corporate interests tell to keep us divided.

August 2, 2018 — News

Vote Tuesday to Defeat "Right-to-Work" Prop A in Missouri

CWA activists in Missouri having been working hard to defeat a so-called "right-to-work" ballot initiative called Proposition A that would be extremely harmful for working people.

August 2, 2018 — News

Flight Attendants Urge Passengers to Report Extreme Heat/Cold on Planes with New App

A new mobile app from AFA-CWA – called 2Hot2Cold – allows passengers and flight crews to document and report extreme temperatures in aircraft cabins.

August 2, 2018 — News

Political Update

Is your CWA Local hosting canvasses, phonebanks, or other election mobilization activities?

August 2, 2018 — News

CWAers Learn about Workplace Health and Safety

CWAers across the country have been participating in health and safety trainings in 2018, including recent sessions in New York and Texas.

August 2, 2018 — News

New Jersey CWAers are Fighting Runaway Inequality

CWA Local 1036 stewards and activists in New Jersey gathered for a CWA Reversing Runaway Inequality training over the weekend.

August 1, 2018 — Press Release

As AT&T Stonewalls Workers Over Jobs, Members of Ohio State Senate and House Call On AT&T to Settle Fair Contract

Despite promises that tax windfalls would be used to create jobs, AT&T has announced layoffs and continues to outsource and offshore American jobs.

August 1, 2018 — Press Release

Skilled Telecom Workers Warn FCC about Dangerous Consequences of One-Touch, Make Ready Proposal

A local One-Touch, Make Ready ordinance in Louisville, Kentucky has been disastrous, with dangerous mistakes made by contractors. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.

July 30, 2018 — Press Release

Communications Workers of America and Frontier Communications Reach New Agreement, Extend California Contract Through 2020

The ratified agreement will benefit CWA-represented employees with extended job security and Frontier's customers in California are assured of uninterrupted service from experienced telecommunications employees.

July 27, 2018 — Press Release

FCC Set to Vote Next Week on Dangerous, Anti-Union One Touch, Make Ready Proposal

A nationwide OTMR policy would allow companies that want to add equipment to a utility pole to move existing equipment. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.

July 26, 2018 — News

CWA Members are Fighting to Stop Dangerous, Anti-Union One-Touch Make-Ready Proposal

CWA members are fighting hard to stop a dangerous Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal that endangers workers and could send CWA members' work to unskilled, untrained, low-wage contractors.