Sep 16, 2014

New American Airlines Passenger Service Agents Vote Big for Union Representation

9,000 American Airlines passenger service agents, after a 19-year struggle, joined together today in a vote with the members of the USAirways CWA-IBT Association to form a new bargaining unit of 14,500 agents at American Airlines. It is the largest labor organizing victory in the South in decades.

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Sep 16, 2014

CWA: AT&T/DIRECTV Merger Will Advance Broadband Buildout and Benefit Consumers, Workers

The proposed AT&T/DIRECTV merger will advance the deployment of high-speed broadband, strengthen competition in the video and broadband markets, and promote collective bargaining and good, career jobs, the Communications Workers of America said in comments filed today with the Federal Communications Commission.

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Sep 15, 2014

Justice At CNN After 11 Years

After 11 years, CNN employees finally have a measure of justice. The National Labor Relations Board on Monday found “overwhelming” evidence of anti-union animus at the cable news giant and ordered it to “make whole” more than 300 employees who lost their jobs and the benefits of union representation in the wake of the company’s phony reorganization scheme to get rid of unionized workers.

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Sep 11, 2014

CWA Statement on Senate Vote on Democracy for All Amendment

It is distressing to see the polarization of the U.S. Supreme Court, and now the Senate, on the critical issue of getting big money out of our politics.

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Sep 8, 2014

CWA Statement on the ‘Democracy for All’ Constitutional Amendment

We commend the Senators showing support for a fair election process, not one controlled by a flood of corporate and big money contributions. Majority support in the Senate demonstrates change is possible.

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Aug 6, 2014

End of Sprint Bid for T-Mobile is Good News for Workers, Consumers

The merger of these two competing companies would likely have meant more job loss since both companies have a track record of offshoring U.S. jobs. Had the merger gone forward, the two companies likely would have bragged about new synergies that would enable them to cut even more U.S. jobs.

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Aug 5, 2014

Shared Services Agreements Reduce Media Diversity, Cost Jobs, and Make an End Run Around the FCC

In comments filed today, the Communications Workers of America called on the Federal Communications Commission immediately to direct broadcasters to disclose all radio and television shared service agreements (SSAs) and to rule that all sharing agreements create attributable ownership interests that must be counted in evaluating compliance with the FCC’s local broadcast ownership limits.

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Jul 31, 2014

New Executive Order Will Hold Federal Contractors Accountable for Workers’ Rights

Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen issued this statement on President Obama’s announcement of an executive order to ensure that federal contractors follow the laws governing workers’ wages, working conditions and rights on the job.

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Jul 15, 2014

NAACP, CWA Call for ‘Strong, Legally Enforceable Rules’ on Open Internet

CWA and the NAACP call for Open Internet rule that is consistent with promoting job-creating investment and closing the digital divide.

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Jul 10, 2014

CWA: With Judiciary Committee Vote, Senate Moves Closer to Getting Big Money Out of Politics

The Senate moved closer to a vote on getting big money out of politics, with the full Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup and vote on S. J. Res. 19. It’s an historic action that, when fully enacted, will enable Congress and the states to limit political spending and get big money out of politics.

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Jul 2, 2014

CWA: ‘Un-carrier’ Bills Customers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Services They Never Ordered

The Communications Workers of America isn’t surprised that T-Mobile US is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for cheating wireless customers and pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Jun 30, 2014

Statement by the Communications Workers of America on the Supreme Court’s Harris v. Quinn decision

Today’s Harris v. Quinn decision by the U.S. Supreme Court undermines the ability of direct care workers to collectively bargain, by determining that these workers are “partial public employees” and may not be required to pay representation fees.

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Jun 26, 2014

CWA: Supreme Court Decision Shows Urgent Need for Senate Rules Reform

Today’s Supreme decision is a sharp reminder that the U.S. Senate functions under archaic procedures that must change. That’s especially true of the rule requiring a super-majority, or 60 votes, for the Senate to recess.

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Jun 18, 2014

Senate Subcommittee Action First Step Toward Restoring Democracy

Money isn't speech. A Senate Judiciary subcommittee has taken the first step to get big money out of politics.

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Jun 11, 2014

CWA Statement on AT&T/DirecTV FCC Public Interest Filing

A statement by the Communications Workers of America on the public interest filing on the AT&T-DirecTV merger.

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Jun 9, 2014

CWA Files Lawsuit to Force Christie to Follow the Law & Make Promised Pension Payment

The Communications Workers of America filed a lawsuit against Governor Chris Christie for refusing to make promised pension payments. The suit seeks to stop Christie from plundering $900 million from the 2014 budget’s appropriated pension payment and his intention to reduce the legally and morally committed $2.24 billion payment for Fiscal Year 2015 to less than $700 million.

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Jun 6, 2014

CWA: Shame on Deutsche Telekom

At the T-Mobile US (NYSE: TMUS) annual meeting, shareholders considered a proposal urging the Board of Directors to disclose how it assesses human rights risks in its operations and supply chain. In a shameful move, parent company Deutsche Telekom, which owns 67 percent of TMUS shares, voted against the proposal, and the proposal was defeated.

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Jun 5, 2014

T-Mobile Shareholders To Vote On Human Rights Risk Assessment Proposal

At today's annual meeting of T-Mobile U.S., stockholders are voting on a proposal urging the T-Mobile Board of Directors to disclose how it assesses human rights risks in its operations and supply chain.

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May 14, 2014

Verizon Wireless Retail Store Workers in Brooklyn Vote for CWA Representation

Huge victory for Verizon Wireless workers in Brooklyn! Despite intense management intimidation, workers vote for CWA representation.

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May 7, 2014

Congressional Leaders Address Progressive Activists at Capitol Hill Rally for Fair Trade

More than 1,000 union, public interest, environmental, consumer and good government activists rallied for fair, 21st century trade, then visited every congressional office.

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