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July 12, 2018 — News

CWA Activists Gear Up to Defeat "Right-to-Work" in Missouri

CWA activists in District 6 representing locals from across the state of Missouri gathered in June to prepare to defeat a so-called "right-to-work" ballot initiative in Missouri.

July 12, 2018 — News

The GOP Corporate Tax Bill Rewards Offshoring – Here's What We Can Do to Stop It

A new op-ed shines a spotlight on how the Republican corporate tax bill rewards and incentivizes the offshoring of more American jobs.

July 12, 2018 — News

Bank Workers Win New Los Angeles Ordinance to Hold Banks Accountable for Unethical Behavior

Bank workers, members of the Committee for Better Banks (CBB), a CWA project, and consumer allies pushed the City Council to hold banks accountable for their unethical behavior.

July 9, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

CWA opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and calls on members of the U.S. Senate to reject this nomination. Judge Kavanaugh routinely rules against workers and their families and regularly sides with employers against employees seeking justice in the workplace, including CWA members.

July 5, 2018 — News

Congress to AT&T: Where Are Those Jobs You Promised?

What is AT&T doing with its massive profits from the Republican corporate tax cut bill? That's the question members of Congress are now asking.

July 5, 2018 — News

Victory! New Jersey State Government Shutdown Averted

After CWAers packed the Statehouse to stop the New Jersey legislature from shutting down the government and locking state workers out, legislators reached a last minute budget deal.

July 5, 2018 — News

CWAers Complete Ohio Political Boot Camp

CWAers in Ohio have just completed a six-week follow-up political education and leadership development program.

July 5, 2018 — News

By the People Resolution Provides Roadmap for Strengthening Our Democracy

Corporate lobbyists and billionaire mega-donors have been gaining more and more power over our government at every level.

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 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 28, 2018 — News

At the Six Month Mark, the GOP Corporate Tax Cut Bill is Failing Working Families

CWA President Chris Shelton appeared on Washington Post Live to discuss how the Republican corporate tax cut bill has failed working families in its first six months.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWAers Talk to Neighbors about How the GOP Tax Bill only Helped Corporations and Big Banks

CWAers in Colorado's 6th Congressional District are out in full force knocking on more than 6,000 doors for a four-week canvass focused on talking to voters about the GOP corporate tax cut bill.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWA Members Mobilize to Stop New Jersey Government Shutdown

The New Jersey State Legislature is ready to shut down state government on Sunday, and CWA members are mobilizing to stop it.

June 28, 2018 — News

Poor People's Campaign Update

CWAers in more than 30 states have engaged in actions as part of the renewal of the Poor People's Campaign.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWA Opposes Plan to Merge Departments of Labor and Education

The Trump Administration came out with a new proposal this week to merge the Department of Labor and the Department of Education.

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 21, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Opposes Plan to Merge Departments of Labor and Education

This radical plan would weaken both agencies, leaving working people and children more vulnerable to corporate abuses at work and in the education system.

June 21, 2018 — News

Iowa is CWA STRONG!

Twelve CWAers from CenturyLink, members of CWA Locals 7101 and 7102, gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, in early June for a two-day combined stewards' training and CWA STRONG organizing training.

June 21, 2018 — News

CWA and Ver.di to T-Mobile: Respect All Your Workers' Rights

CWA President Chris Shelton traveled to Liverpool, England, this week to participate in UNI Global Union's Global Congress.

June 21, 2018 — News

CWA Commends Democrats for Introducing Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act

As CWAers fight for higher wages and to protect the right to join together to create better workplaces, Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House introduced strong new legislation to help achieve those goals.

June 21, 2018 — News

Ellison Introduces Bill to Ban Harmful Corporate Stock Buybacks

Instead of using their massive windfall from the Republican corporate tax cut bill to create jobs and raise workers' wages, corporations have been funneling their profits back into their companies through buybacks.

June 20, 2018 — Press Release

CWA, NABET, and NewsGuild File FCC Petition to Deny Sinclair-Tribune Merger

CWA, NABET-CWA, and TNG-CWA today filed a petition with the FCC to deny the potential merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company, saying that the merger does not serve the public interest.

June 18, 2018 — Press Release

Wells Fargo Spends Millions on “Earning Back Your Trust” Ad Campaign, While Offshoring More U.S. Jobs to Philippines

Wells Fargo has announced several hundred new layoffs of American call center workers in Reno, Nevada and Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, on the heels of more than 700 call center layoffs in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington announced by Wells Fargo last fall.

June 14, 2018 — News

CWA Legislative-Political Conference Focuses on Returning Power to Working People

A rundown of CWA's Legislative-Political Conference and the "We the People 2018" Conference.