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September 27, 2018 — News

CWA Stands with International Call Center Workers

When all workers join together, we can improve working conditions for everyone.

September 20, 2018 — News

Workers Come Together for Good Jobs in the Wireless Industry

Wireless call center and retail workers from around the country convened in Hilliard, Ohio, last week to discuss strategies across workplaces and form a plan to demand better from the wireless industry.

September 6, 2018 — News

New Report: More than 142,000 Jobs Offshored Under Trump

Good Jobs Nation released a new report revealing that despite Donald Trump's campaign promises, the offshoring of American jobs by U.S. corporations has increased to record levels on Trump's watch.

September 6, 2018 — News

CWA Joins Coalition Calling on AT&T and Verizon to Cut Ties with Anti-Worker ALEC Organization

In August, CWA joined more than 70 government reform, civil rights, labor, environmental, and advocacy organizations to urge the largest corporate funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to cut ties with the organization.

August 30, 2018 — News

Brooklyn Verizon Wireless Workers Vote to Stick with the Union

The company was hoping for a decertification in Brooklyn to slow the growing movement of Verizon Wireless workers across the country who want to join together to improve their working conditions.

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.

July 19, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

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

July 19, 2018 — News

Organizing Update

Last week, workers at the Verizon Wireless retail store in Hazleton, Pa., voted to join together in a union.

July 19, 2018 — Press Release

Workers See Continued Gains In New Four-Year Deal With Verizon

Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement on a four year extension of the current contract, which was set to expire in August 2019.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWA Statement on Janus Decision: CWA Members Are Ready to Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled 5-4 in Janus vs. AFSCME to side with corporate special interests and harm the ability of public sector workers to collectively bargain.

June 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement on Janus Decision: CWA Members are Ready to Fight

Today’s Supreme Court decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case marks a sad day for all working people and continues a long campaign by corporate interests and right wing groups to restrict our ability to stand together.

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 7, 2018 — News

New Report: Big Corporations Are Engaging in Massive Wage Theft

A new report from Jobs with Justice finds that many large corporations have boosted their profits by engaging in wage theft.

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.

May 24, 2018 — News

New Executive Paywatch Report: More for Them, Less for Us

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made a whopping $28 million in 2017.

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."