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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.

June 7, 2018 — News

Call Center Legislation Update

CWA members and allies across the country continue to put pressure on corporations and elected officials to stop sending call center jobs overseas.

May 31, 2018 — News

CWA Members Join Sen. Sherrod Brown to Urge Action on Call Center Jobs

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined 30 call center workers from CWA Local 4322 to call for action on his legislation to help rein in offshoring and bring call center jobs back to the United States.

May 29, 2018 — Press Release

In Boost for Efforts to Gain a Union Voice, GDIT Workers Win Settlement

GDIT has agreed to a settlement that vacates 2017 union election results at its former Alexandria, Virginia facility that were tainted by GDIT’s union busting activities, and requires the company to send a notice to all affected employees pledging not to engage in those anti-union activities in the future.

May 16, 2018 — News

Louisiana Passes CWA-Supported Bill to Crack Down on Call Center Employers

The Louisiana State House passed a CWA-supported bill giving the state the ability to claw back tax incentives when corporations don't keep the employment promises they make.

May 16, 2018 — Press Release

AT&T, Nexstar Hit with Unfair Labor Practice Charges Over Failure to Disclose Plan for Tax Windfall

CWA filed unfair labor practice (ULP) charges against AT&T and Nexstar for refusing to provide information about the company’s plan to use its tax windfall to invest in its workforce.

May 10, 2018 — News

Call Center Legislation Update

CWA members and allies continue to put pressure on corporations to stop sending call center jobs overseas.

May 1, 2018 — Press Release

President Trump’s Failure to Stop Call Center Job Offshoring Prompts Letter from Senator Bob Casey and Senate Democrats

Senator Casey alerted President Trump to the need for action last year, but instead of working reduce offshoring, the Trump Administration backed provisions in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that provide incentives for corporations to send jobs overseas.

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 17, 2018 — Press Release

AS AT&T POSTS BILLIONS IN PROFITS FROM GOP TAX BILL, DETROIT WORKER JOINS TAX MARCH 2018 TO CALL OUT COMPANY FOR MASS LAYOFFS

The company’s CEO Randall Stephenson promised to create 7,000 jobs if the GOP tax plan passed. Instead, despite a $20 billion windfall as a result of tax cuts in the bill, AT&T announced thousands of unnecessary layoffs late last year.

April 10, 2018 — Press Release

CBO Report: GOP Tax Bill Will Reward Companies That Offshore American Jobs

The Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the effects of the December 2017 Republican tax bill confirms that the bill provides incentives for companies to send more American jobs overseas.

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 29, 2018 — News

Congress Must Act to Protect U.S. Call Center Jobs

CWA-backed legislation that puts pressure on corporations to stop sending call center jobs overseas continues to gain momentum.

March 22, 2018 — News

CWA District 7 Conference

CWAers gathered in Denver, Colo., for the annual CWA District 7 conference.

March 22, 2018 — News

It's Time to Move Protecting Call Center Jobs Off the Back Burner

CWA-backed legislation that puts pressure on corporations to stop sending call center jobs overseas continues to gain momentum.

March 15, 2018 — News

Senators Urge General Dynamics to Address Wage Theft at Call Centers

Senators Sanders, Warren, and Merkley issued a letter last week calling on GDIT to ensure that the company is not illegally underpaying its federally contracted call center employees

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

Big Banks Get Huge Tax Cuts While Sending Jobs Overseas

A new report from CWA and the Committee for Better Banks shows that those same banks have been aggressively laying off American workers and offshoring jobs.

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

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.

February 22, 2018 — News

Solidarity and Grief Over AT&T Layoffs

CWA members staged a mock funeral ceremony last week to mourn layoffs of AT&T call center employees.

February 15, 2018 — News

Protecting Call Center Jobs

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) is the newest co-sponsor of HR 1300, the U.S. Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act.

February 8, 2018 — News

Call Center Legislation Update

Updates from Washington State and Alabama.

February 7, 2018 — Press Release

NLRB Issues Complaint against General Dynamics Information Technology for Federal Labor Law Violations

The NLRB has issued a complaint against GDIT for violating federal labor laws at its Alexandria, VA facility. This complaint follows a series of complaints filed by CWA with the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.