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April 19, 2018 — News

On Tax Day and Beyond, CWAers Fight Back against Corporate Giveaways

CWA members across the country held events on Tax Day to highlight how the Republican corporate tax cut bill is a massive giveaway to big corporations paid for by working families.

April 19, 2018 — News

New York Takes Steps to Protect Public Workers before Janus Decision

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stood with working people by signing legislation that makes it easier for public workers to join together in unions.

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.

April 5, 2018 — News

Corporate CEOs Got the Money, Now We Want the Jobs

Now that the tax bill has gone into effect, where are those $4,000 raises? Where are those good jobs?

April 5, 2018 — News

CWAers Commemorate MLK's Legacy for Working People

Thousands of labor leaders and other allies gathered in Memphis to develop strategies to ensure that all working people are treated with dignity and respect.

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 22, 2018 — News

CWA Calls on Congress to Put Workers First in NAFTA Negotiations

CWA sent a letter to Congress laying out criteria for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

March 15, 2018 — News

CWA President Chris Shelton Tells Democrats to Focus on Core Labor Issues

CWA President Chris Shelton spoke at the Congressional Progressive Caucus Summit in Baltimore.

March 6, 2018 — Press Release

Big Banks Benefit from Tax Bill, Aggressively Offshore American Jobs

The banking industry is among the biggest beneficiaries from the Republican tax bill passed in December 2017. Yet many U.S. banks have been aggressively offshoring U.S. jobs, especially in the call center and customer service industry, to low-wage countries. Despite these offshoring practices, and their financial windfall from the tax bill, there is no movement from the big banks to return jobs from overseas. In fact, leading analysts believe that the tax bill will encourage the additional offshoring of American jobs.

March 1, 2018 — News

The Truth About Janus v. AFSCME Council 31

Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 is a Supreme Court case that aims to take away the freedom of working people to join together in strong unions to speak up for themselves, their families, and their communities.

March 1, 2018 — News

CWAers Testify in Support of Call Center Legislation

Three CWAers testified at an Illinois General Assembly hearing this week in support of legislation to protect Illinois call center jobs.

March 1, 2018 — News

Reps. Doggett, DeLauro, and Sen. Whitehouse Introduce Bill to End Tax Breaks for Exporting Jobs

President Trump's tax bill is a massive giveaway to the wealthiest and the top 1%, paid for by working families.

March 1, 2018 — News

Court Issues Decision in Challenge to Trump’s Deregulatory Executive Order

A federal court ruled this week that CWA, Public Citizen, and the NRDC have not yet shown that the executive order requiring federal agencies to repeal two regulations for every new regulation issued is causing the sort of injury that permits them to pursue their challenge in court.

February 22, 2018 — News

IUE-CWA Urges Government to Act on Silicone Dumping

IUE-CWA Local 83693 President Antonio Williams testified before the ITC about the harm done by a temporary Selma plant closure.

February 8, 2018 — News

CWA Pushes for a Better NAFTA for Working Families

With the support of CWA, several U.S. Senators wrote a letter to President Trump calling on him to renegotiate NAFTA in a way that eliminates incentives for companies to offshore jobs, etc.

January 16, 2018 — Press Release

Sen. Casey to Wells Fargo: Bring Offshored Call Center Jobs Back to Pennsylvania

Senator Bob Casey wrote a letter to the CEO of Wells Fargo, Timothy Sloan, calling for the rehire of American call center workers that were laid off by the company after increasing call center operations in the Phillippines.

January 11, 2018 — News

CWA Fights Outrageous Layoffs at AT&T

CWA is fighting AT&T's proposed layoff of more than a thousand workers.

January 11, 2018 — News

CWA to American Airlines: Bonus No Substitute for Fair Wages

CWA President Chris Shelton contacted the CEOs of some of the largest corporations where CWA members work to ask them to guarantee the wage increase and new jobs promised by the Republican corporate tax cut.

January 4, 2018 — News

CWA Members Fight Proposed Layoffs at AT&T

CWA members from across the country are taking action to stop AT&T's proposed layoffs, which were announced just before Christmas.

January 3, 2018 — Press Release

American Airlines Bonus No Substitute for Fair Wages

CWA President Chris Shelton contacted the CEOs of some of the largest corporations where CWA members work, including American Airlines, to ask them to guarantee the $4,000 wage increase and new jobs promised by the Republican corporate tax cut. While we are pleased that our request has prompted American to pay employees a one-time $1,000 bonus, it falls short of the permanent wage increase that working families were promised.

January 3, 2018 — Press Release

CWA District Files Lawsuit Against AT&T Over Layoffs

A statement by CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings on AT&T’s plans to lay off CWA-represented workers in the Southwest.

December 14, 2017 — News

It's Time to Make Sure NAFTA Works for Workers

CWA members and retirees know that NAFTA has meant lost jobs, closed factories and call centers, and lower wages.

November 30, 2017 — News

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

CWA wants the nation's biggest employers to give working families the average $4,000 wage increases the Trump administration says will result from cutting the corporate tax rate.

November 30, 2017 — News

How to Save U.S. Jobs

How the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should be renegotiated to protect good U.S. jobs.