News

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."

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.