News

October 9, 2018 — Press Release

Local Workers’ Rally: “Save Our Jobs” at Risk in Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger”

Recent analysis by CWA found that 28,000 jobs nationwide and 4,122 jobs in the Kansas City metro area alone are at risk if the merger goes through as presently constructed.

September 28, 2018 — News

Nokia Bargaining Report #33

Have patience and continue your mobilization efforts.

September 26, 2018 — Press Release

“A Giant Warning Sign” - T-Mobile Hiring of Former CenturyLink Executive Another Reminder of Jobs at Risk in Proposed Merger with Sprint

Sunit Patel was previously Chief Financial Officer at CenturyLink, where he helped to oversee the company’s merger with Level 3. Following that merger, CenturyLink laid off approximately 1,000 employees, two percent of its workforce.

September 20, 2018 — News

Nokia Bargaining Report #28

We started our day by meeting with John Hickey, Vice President of Human Resources, regarding the continuation of retiree healthcare.

September 13, 2018 — News

Nokia Bargaining Report #27

The Company and your Bargaining Team met today. The Company passed 10 proposals. While this may seem like progress most of the proposals were to continue existing language until June 30, 2019 subject to an “Effects Agreement” that is satisfactory to the Company.

September 13, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Piedmont Airlines, Envoy Air, AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, NBCUniversal, and Nokia.

August 29, 2018 — News

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #85

The Bargaining Team met with the company today to pass a proposal for the funding of the Alliance. We are continuing to prepare counter proposals on our other outstanding issues.

August 16, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, Verizon, and Consolidated Communications.

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 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 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

AT&T Media Campaign

Today CWA launched a media campaign with regards to our AT&T Midwest and Legacy T bargaining.

July 9, 2018 — News

Nokia Bargaining Report #15

The Company and your Bargaining Team resumed bargaining today. The Company responded to the Union’s request for the results of the quality video audits the company has been trialing in the US.

June 29, 2018 — Press Release

With Strike Looming at AT&T as Company Stonewalls Workers Over Jobs, Members of Congress Call on AT&T to Settle Fair Contract, Disclose Plans for Profits from Tax Bill

In his letter, Senator Sherrod Brown calls on AT&T to reach an agreement that improves workers’ job security and includes a commitment to creating new jobs in the U.S.

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 22, 2018 — News

Mobilization Report #7

Air Temps aren't the only thing on the rise so is the intensity of our members Actions. Read More.

June 14, 2018 — News

CWA Urges FCC to Protect All Consumers from Unauthorized Wireless Charges

Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission expanded its truth-in-billing rules to include wireless companies.

June 8, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Applauds FCC Action to Protect Consumers from Unauthorized Wireless Charges

"Wireless and VoIP customers are entitled to the same protections as those using traditional landline service."

June 5, 2018 — Press Release

Verizon Leaves Communities Behind by Closing Wireless Stores in West Virginia and Kentucky

Verizon Wireless closed four retail stores in West Virginia and one in Kentucky, turning the operation of the stores over to a third-party contractor.

June 4, 2018 — News

Mobilization Report - ULP Strike Edition

Standing united against Legacy AT&T, Union members
demand the company cease and desist Direct Dealings with employees.

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 18, 2018 — News

AT&T Legacy T Bargaining Report #61

The Bargaining Team met this morning to analyze the Company’s Sub-Package Proposal - CO4 regarding DTV.