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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Apr 14, 2015

CWA: Some Progress in AT&T Contract Talks, No Extension Past Noon Today

Some progress reported in bargaining at AT&T Midwest and Legacy T.

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Apr 11, 2015

Contracts Covering About 18,000 Workers Expire at AT&T Midwest and Legacy T

Contracts covering AT&T workers represented by the Communications Workers of America at AT&T Midwest and Legacy T expired at midnight tonight. The contracts will be extended until noon on April 14 while negotiations continue.

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Apr 10, 2015

As Contract Expiration Nears, CWA Calls on AT&T to Bargain Constructively

CWA calls on AT&T negotiators to bargain constructively in the remaining hours before expiration.

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Mar 31, 2015

Governor Pence, We See ‘Which Side You’re On’

Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana legislature have made very clear which side they're on. The legislation that the governor signed last week is yet another attack on ordinary working people. This legislation gives employers even more rights, while advancing the freedom to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, women and other groups.

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Mar 26, 2015

Leaked Investor Chapter of TPP Worse than Imagined

The 56 pages of the Investor chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are worse than imagined and must be a wake up call for our nation.

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Mar 24, 2015

NLRB Throws Out CNNís Joint Employer Challenge

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Mar 19, 2015

Judge Finds T-Mobile Guilty of Maintaining Illegal Corporate Policies Against Workers Across the US

A judge at the National Labor Relations Board has found T-Mobile US guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations against workers. The unprecedented ruling comes following a rare move by the NLRB consolidating multiple complaints against T-Mobile US for illegal actions and policies in Albuquerque, N.M.; Wichita, Kans.; Charleston, S.C., and New York City. At issue were illegal corporate nationwide policies that block workers from organizing or even talking to each other about problems at work.

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Mar 13, 2015

CWA, NAACP Challenge DISH Network Abuse of FCC Small and Minority Owned Business Rules

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Feb 26, 2015

CWA Applauds Push to Continue Trade Adjustment Assistance Benefits

Legislation introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Reps. Adam Smith (D-Washington) and Sander Levin (D-Mich.) makes certain that workers who lose their jobs due to U.S. trade policies don't lose the critical support provided by the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

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Feb 5, 2015

CWA Statement on Proposed Sale of Verizon Assets to Frontier Communications

Verizon announces plans to sell some wireline assets to Frontier Communications.

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Feb 3, 2015

CWA Statement on Media Reports that Verizon May Sell Assets

Industry publications are reporting that Verizon may announce a sale of some assets.

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Jan 29, 2015

CWA Commends FCC Action on Broadband Speed

The Communications Workers of America applauds FCC action today to raise the definition of broadband to networks capable of delivering a minimum of 25 mbps downstream and 3 mbps upstream.

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Jan 21, 2015

On Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United, Citizens Want ‘Money Out, Voters In’

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United decision, 5 million citizens are telling Congress: "We want money out and voters in." Ordinary Americans are signing petitions, contacting their members of Congress and standing against the takeover of our democracy by the 1 percent.

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Jan 20, 2015

Statement by the Communications Workers of America on President Obama’s State of the Union Message

The President spoke with confidence about where America is headed. In many areas, he laid out an encouraging vision for our nation - expanding education opportunities for working and middle class families, improving the ability to better balance work and family responsibilities, tax fairness, improving children's health, and more.

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Dec 12, 2014

NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations’ Stalling Tactics in Union Elections

The NLRB approved some commonsense changes to help simplify the union representation election process and minimize delay.

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Dec 11, 2014

Newspaper Guild Applauds NLRB Decision on Employees’ Rights When Using Employers’ Email

The Newspaper Guild-CWA hails a National Labor Relations Board decision that makes clear the right of workers to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues.

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Dec 11, 2014

CWA Applauds FCC E-Rate Action on Internet Speed, Access

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Dec 10, 2014

Verizon Wireless Retail Store Workers Vote for CWA in Union Representation Election

Today, retail store workers at a Verizon Wireless store in Everett, Mass., voted for bargaining rights and representation by the Communications Workers of America.

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Dec 10, 2014

CWA: Cave-In Looms on Big Money in Politics

As we mark the 66th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, Congress is taking up an omnibus spending bill that includes a big cave-in to big money in politics. International Human Rights Day was launched by Eleanor Roosevelt in the UN in 1948, but now we are witnessing US politics bought and sold by billionaires.

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