Jul 30, 2015

Standing Up to Verizon

At midnight on Saturday evening, Aug., 1, contracts covering 29,000 CWAers and another 10,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers expire, along with the contract covering about 80 Verizon Wireless technicians in District 1.

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Jul 30, 2015

Bargaining Update

Mobilization heats up in telecom and airlines. ROC workers ratify a new 3-year contract.

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Jul 30, 2015

AFL-CIO Installs President Shelton on Executive Council

CWA President Chris Shelton has been installed as a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

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Jul 30, 2015

Five Presidential Candidates Meet with AFL-CIO Leaders

The AFL-CIO Executive Council met with five announced candidates for the Presidency of the U.S., four Democrats and one Republican.

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Jul 30, 2015

AFL-CIO: The Fight for Better Trade Policy Isn’t Over

In a resolution adopted by the Executive Council, the AFL-CIO called the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal "unacceptable" and said that, in its current form, the deal "will irreparably harm the American economy and its working families."

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Jul 27, 2015

CWA, Frontier Communications Reach Agreement in California

The agreement extends the current collective bargaining agreement (negotiated with Verizon) and includes language on adding new jobs, ensuring job security and other provisions.

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Jul 27, 2015

CWA: Malaysia’s Upgraded Ranking Shows Obama Administration Cares More About TPP

The U.S. State Department today released the Trafficking in Persons report, an annual assessment of countries' efforts to combat human trafficking issues. The new report includes an upgraded ranking for Malaysia from the lowest Tier 3 category to a new Tier 2 status - despite the facts on the ground and views of experts noting that Malaysia has not made progress on the issues.

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Jul 25, 2015

Verizon Workers Vote Strike Authorization

Thousands of CWA and IBEW members from Massachusetts to Virginia told Verizon that we want good jobs, an end to Verizon's demands for concessions and a commitment by the company to good service and FiOS for all.

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Jul 15, 2015

CWA Statement on Schedules that Work Act

The Communications Workers of America today released the following statement regarding the re-introduction of the Schedules that Work Act.

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Jul 9, 2015

TPP at What Cost? Did U.S. Move Up Malaysia’s Ranking in Annual Human Rights Report?

The speed and secrecy on display during the recent fast track debate underscored the notion that backers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are intent to advance the trade deal at any cost. Now, we may have a troubling new example on the topic of human trafficking.

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