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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Jul 2, 2015

Public Pressure Pushes T-Mobile US to Provide Fairer Paid Parental Leave Policy

Responding to growing public pressure and local government initiatives, T-Mobile US announced this week that it would be adopt a paid parental leave program.

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Jun 30, 2015

CWA Statement on the Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association

Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association shows how extreme the assault on workers' bargaining rights has become.

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Jun 29, 2015

CWA Statement on the Ruling which Legalizes Gay Marriage in all 50 States

LGBTQ activists and their allies fought for years to gain the right for LGTBQ couples to marry. These couples and families were not asking for special rights, or different rights. They were simply asking for the same rights afforded to all other couples.

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Jun 26, 2015

CWA AT&T Legacy, Puerto Rico and Midwest Members Ratify New Contracts

Legacy T members ratified their contract with AT&T Corp., which affects approximately 4,500 members throughout the U.S., by a wide margin. In Puerto Rico, members also ratified a separate contract with AT&T.

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Jun 23, 2015

CWA Statement on Senate Cloture Vote on Fast Track Trade Authority

Today, a majority of Republicans and 13 Democratic senators showed beyond doubt that they're on the side of the 1 percent, not ordinary Americans, not working families and not U.S. communities.

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Jun 19, 2015

CWA Statement on the Murder of Nine African American Citizens in Charleston

In the wake of the shootings in Charleston of nine African American citizens, we must stand together and confront the realities that drive such violence.

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Jun 18, 2015

CWA: House Members Who Voted for Fast Track Have Misjudged the American People

Those members of the House of Representatives who voted for Fast Track trade authority today have seriously misjudged the voice and will of the American people.

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Jun 12, 2015

CWA Statement on Today’s House Fast Track Votes

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Jun 8, 2015

Communications Workers of America Elect New National and District Leaders

Results have been posted for national and district CWA officer elections. There will be a runoff election for District 3 Vice President.

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Jun 8, 2015

Chris Shelton Elected President of Communications Workers of America

Christopher Shelton was elected the new president of the Communications Workers of America by acclamation of delegates to the union's 75th convention. He succeeds Larry Cohen who stepped down after serving as president for ten years and spending 39 years organizing and working in CWA.

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May 21, 2015

CWA Statement on Today’s Senate Action on Fast Track

CWA commends the 38 Senators who today voted against the motion to proceed on "Fast Track," or Trade Promotion Authority. Thirty-three Democrats, or 73 percent of the Senate Democratic Caucus, voted no.

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May 21, 2015

T-Mobile Worker Urges Deutsche Telekom Shareholders to Protect Workers’ Rights

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May 12, 2015

Senators Say No to Motion to Proceed on ‘Fast Track’ Authority for the TPP

CWA commends those Senators who refused to move forward on discussion of Trade Promotion Authority, or "Fast Track" for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and future trade deals.

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May 8, 2015

Nike a Good Example of Why the TPP Is a Disaster for Workers, Communities

What a strange choice to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal -- a company that has 330,000 people working for 60 cents an hour in Vietnam.

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Apr 16, 2015

Secret ‘Fast Track’ Process and Legislation Shows Disdain for U.S. Workers, Communities

The "Fast Track," or TPA, legislation introduced today, and in fact, the entire process surrounding its inception, continues the lack of transparency and disdain for U.S. workers and communities that has been the hallmark of the past five years of negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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