News & Events

July 16, 2018 — Press Release

FCC Concerns and Broad Public Opposition Should Put an End to Potential Sinclair-Tribune Merger

In light of broad public opposition to a potential Sinclair-Tribune merger, along with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expressing “serious concerns” today, it is clear that the parties should abandon their proposed merger.

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 2, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Members Will Join Today's #FreeOurFuture Rally in San Diego

CWA activists are proud to join members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, MiJente and other immigrant rights advocates to demand an end to the inhumane mistreatment of immigrant families at our borders.

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 29, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Applauds Introduction of By the People Resolution to Strengthen Our Democracy

The By the People Resolution would empower every American voter, strengthen ethics laws for government officials, and take steps to repair our broken campaign finance system.

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 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings, Jr. on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

"We are deeply dismayed and appalled by the Supreme Court’s majority decision to ignore Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and uphold a proclamation camouflaged by so-called national security reasons."

June 26, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Calls on Sprint and T-Mobile to Make Binding Commitments to Address Potential Job Loss and Respect Workers’ Rights

CWA is calling on Sprint and T-Mobile to make a binding commitment not to eliminate jobs in their proposed merger, and to stop violating federal labor laws and fully respect workers’ rights.

June 22, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Condemns Family Separations and Indefinite Detention Policy

While President Trump's executive order puts a stop to these separations for the time being, it also directs immigration officials to detain families indefinitely -- another inhumane practice.

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 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 19, 2018 — Press Release

After American Airlines Authorizes $2 Billion in Stock Buybacks, over 30 Members of Congress Call on Company to Raise Wages for Passenger Service Agents

Amid growing concern about corporate stock buybacks in the wake of the Republican tax bill, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) led thirty-one members of Congress in sending a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker calling on the company to invest in its workforce. Despite promises that tax windfalls would be used to raise wages and create jobs, American Airlines recently authorized $2 billion in stock buybacks over the next two years.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act Provides Critical Support for Working People

This Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act helps ensure that working people will have the freedom to join together to negotiate for a fair return on their work and increases penalties for employers who violate workers' rights.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings on Trump Administration Policy to Separate Children from Parents Seeking Safety and Asylum in America

There is no greatness in tearing children from the arms of mothers and fathers. Warehousing children in caged enclosures and in tent cities under a 100-degree sun is no act of greatness. Ripping families apart who are fleeing hardship and death is an act of terror and the antithesis of greatness.

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 13, 2018 — Press Release

At Annual Shareholder Meeting, Envoy Air Agent Confronts American Airlines Board, CEO about Poverty Wages at Subsidiaries

Agents at American-owned Envoy Air are paid as little as $9.48 an hour and have been trying to negotiate a new contract with fair, family-sustaining wages for nearly two years. Wages at Piedmont Airlines, another American Airlines subsidiary, start at just $8.50 an hour.

June 12, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Statement on Approval of AT&T's Acquisition of Time Warner

The Communications Workers of America congratulates AT&T for its court victory today winning approval for its acquisition of Time Warner. We encourage the Justice Department to respect Judge Leon's decision and allow the merger to proceed.

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 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 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 29, 2018 — Press Release

Older Workers Open Up New Fronts in Campaign to Stop Age Bias By Hundreds of Major Employers Who Have Hidden Job Ads from Older Workers on Facebook

Today, older workers, CWA, and Outten & Golden LLP announced major new steps in their campaign to stop hundreds of major companies from excluding tens of millions of older workers from receiving job ads that the companies distribute via Facebook’s paid ad platform.

May 25, 2018 — Press Release

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Calls on FCC to Protect Public Safety and Honor Collective Bargaining Agreements

As the FCC reviews its pole attachment rules, a bipartisan group of legislators has expressed concern to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about "One-Touch Make-Ready" (OTMR) proposals that would allow companies who want to add equipment to a utility pole to move pre-existing telephone, cable and utility equipment.

May 23, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Blasts AT&T's Bad Faith "Final" Contract Offer

AT&T's so-called "final" proposal is a desperate attempt by AT&T to avoid reaching an agreement that would keep good, family-supporting jobs in our communities. Instead of continuing our agreed-upon negotiation process, they have violated the National Labor Relations Act by sending their misleading summary directly to CWA members and by failing to bargain in good faith.

May 22, 2018 — Press Release

Republicans Block Amendment to Rein in Bank Offshoring, While Passing Another Sweetheart Deal for Banking Industry

The U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bank deregulation that will roll back key provisions of the Dodd-Frank safeguards put in place after the 2008 financial crisis.