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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.

March 29, 2018 — News

Why Buybacks are Bad News for Workers

Buybacks are a financial maneuver in which a company manipulates its stock prices by using cash and profits to purchase its own shares.

March 15, 2018 — News

Verizon Wireless Plans to Lay Off Thousands of U.S. Workers

Verizon Wireless plans to close six call center locations across the country, eliminating about 3,000 customer service jobs.

March 13, 2018 — Press Release

Verizon Wireless Closing One-Third of U.S. Call Centers, Cutting Customer Service Jobs

Verizon's plan will close six call center locations across the country, which will result in elimination of approximately 3,000 customer service jobs.

March 8, 2018 — News

CWA Reaches Favorable Settlement in Verizon Copper Network Case

In a big victory for New York consumers, CWA reached a settlement with Verizon that will require the company to complete much needed repairs throughout the state.

February 1, 2018 — Press Release

Wireless Workers at AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile Launch Network to Raise Job and Customer Service Standards Nationwide

Fed up with the wireless industry squeezing every last penny from customers and employees, wireless workers from the nation’s three largest carriers—AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile—have launched Wireless Workers United, the first-ever national network of union and non-union workers organizing to protect good jobs and quality customer service.

February 1, 2018 — News

Wireless Workers Meet, Release Statement of Principles

Hundreds of wireless workers from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile met in Orlando this week to discuss their plans to improve their working conditions from coast to coast.

January 25, 2018 — News

Following Tragic Philippines Fire, CWA Calls on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon to Ensure Safety of Workers in Offshored Call Centers

Following a deadly fire at a call center in the Philippines, CWA President Chris Shelton has sent letters to the CEOs of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon seeking to ensure that workers are "employed in a safe and healthful manner."

December 7, 2017 — News

If Corporations Get a Tax Cut, We Want a Raise

CWA wants to make sure that the nation's biggest employers actually give working families the wage increases the Trump administration claims will result from cutting the corporate tax rate.

December 2, 2017 — Press Release

Senate Republicans Give Billions to Corporations and the Wealthy, Working Families Get the Bill

Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the Republican tax plan passed by the U.S. Senate.

November 21, 2017 — Press Release

CWA: Employers Should Guarantee '$4,000 Wage Increase' Promised by Trump Tax Plan

The Communications Workers of America wants to make sure that the nation’s biggest employers actually give working families the average $4,000 wage increases that the Trump administration says will result from cutting the corporate tax rate.

October 26, 2017 — News

CWA Makes Our Voice Heard at AFL-CIO Convention

The AFL-CIO Convention this week focused on how working people can "join together, fight together, and win together."

October 3, 2017 — News

The Power of PAF - CWA's Political Action Fund

I was one of the Verizon employees fighting for my life during that long 45 day strike. As a witness to how the CWA Political Action Fund (PAF) helped put an end to that gruesome strike and secure our jobs, I am compelled to unite and educate every member about the necessity of joining CWA PAF.  

June 8, 2017 — News

CWA Reaches Favorable Settlement in Verizon Copper Network Case before Pennsylvania PUC

Verizon must repair and replace bad cable, defective equipment, faulty back-up batteries, and to take down 15,000 double telephone poles in Pennsylvania.

June 2, 2017 — Press Release

Communications Workers of America Reaches Favorable Settlement in Verizon Copper Network Case before Pennsylvania PUC

In a big victory for Pennsylvania consumers, CWA has reached a settlement with Verizon.

December 1, 2016 — News

Building a Union Wireless Industry

"We are one industry" was the message as CWA members came together in San Antonio, Tex., for the Wireless Worker conference

October 20, 2016 — News

CWAers Meet in Pittsburgh for Customer Service Conference

Participants at CWA's Customer Service Conference focused on organizing and fighting back against the corporate power that hurts jobs and incomes.

October 13, 2016 — News

CWA President Shelton, N.Y. Governor Cuomo Blast Verizon for Wireless Layoffs

CWA President Chris Shelton and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed Verizon Communications for the Verizon Wireless layoffs the company is announcing.

October 13, 2016 — Press Release

Statement by Governor Cuomo and CWA Pres. Shelton on VZW Closings

Statements from Governor Cuomo Spokesperson Rich Azzopardi and President of the Communications Workers of America Chris Shelton on Verizon's plan to close two call centers in New York.

October 6, 2016 — News

Verizon Workers Can Now Be Fired if They Fix Copper Phone Lines

Verizon has told its field technicians in Pennsylvania that they can be fired if they try to fix broken copper phone lines.

September 29, 2016 — News

CWA Documents Verizon's Continued Neglect of Pennsylvania Copper Infrastructure

CWA filed testimony with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission as part of the push for a public investigation into the service provided by Verizon to Pennsylvania customers.

September 29, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Filing Documents Verizon's Systemic and Continued Neglect of Telephone Infrastructure

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today served testimony with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission as part of the union’s petition for a public investigation into the safety and reasonableness of service provided by Verizon Communications to Pennsylvania customers.

August 4, 2016 — News

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates for AT&T Mobility, Verizon and Mercy Hospital.

July 21, 2016 — News

FCC Establishes Criteria for Replacing Voice Networks

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission established clear criteria to guide the replacement of legacy services.