News & Events

January 17, 2019 — Press Release

The T-Mobile/Sprint Jobs Pledge in New York is Insufficient and Misleading

While the companies’ new jobs commitment is a small step in the right direction and an acknowledgment that job loss concerns are directly relevant to the public interest standard used to review the transaction, the commitment is misleading. The companies’ pledge would still allow job cuts for authorized dealers, who comprise nearly 70 percent of the retail workers potentially affected by the merger in New York.

January 14, 2019 — Press Release

Gate and Ramp Agents at American Airlines Subsidiary Report Hazardous Conditions

A new report drawing from a nationwide survey of 800 passenger service agents at Envoy Air (American Eagle), data from company injury logs and OSHA inspections reveals dangerous conditions affecting agents at the American Airlines subsidiary that should raise red flags for the flying public.

January 10, 2019 — Press Release

Syracuse Call Center Latest Victim of AT&T Job Cuts and Call Center Closings

AT&T confirmed it is closing a 150-employee call center in Syracuse, New York. These are the latest job cuts from AT&T after it announced a round of layoffs including call center closures in Indianapolis (Ind.), Kalamazoo (Mich.) and Appleton (Wis.) in December and has cut 10,700 jobs since the tax bill passed.

January 10, 2019 — News

New Report: AT&T Has Cut More Than 10,000 U.S. Jobs Since Congress Passed the GOP Tax Bill

A new report released by CWA this week shows that despite receiving a $20 billion tax break from the Republican corporate tax cut bill, AT&T has eliminated more than 10,700 union jobs in 2018 alone.

January 10, 2019 — News

House Democrats Take Action to Restore Democracy for Working People

As their first piece of legislation in the new session of Congress, House Democrats are introducing a comprehensive bill to restore our democracy and end corruption.

January 10, 2019 — News

Organizing Update

Thirty workers at MX1, a digital media communications company located in Hawley, Pa., have voted in an NLRB election to join CWA Local 13000.

January 10, 2019 — News

Local 9510 is CWA STRONG!

Members of CWA Local 9510 in Orange, Calif., are working to organize and mobilize at AT&T Mobility, and their hard work is paying off!

January 10, 2019 — News

Building Worker Power Across the Wireless Industry

Wireless workers including CWAers from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile gathered in Miami for the 2019 CWA Wireless Workers Leadership Conference.

January 10, 2019 — News

Minnesota Commerce Department Calls on Frontier Communications to Fix Service Issues

The Minnesota Commerce Department issued a new investigative report this week finding that Frontier Communications has failed to provide adequate, reliable phone and internet service to its Minnesota customers.

January 10, 2019 — News

Bank Workers Keep Pressure on Wells Fargo

Two years after Wells Fargo's massive fraudulent account scandal, frontline bank workers say that the big bank has yet to clean up its act.

January 10, 2019 — News

CWA Supports PASNAP in their Fight to Save Lives

CWA Local 13000 members in Philadelphia rallied with members of the PA Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals (PASNAP) to show support for the nurses' fight for safe staffing.

January 7, 2019 — Press Release

CWA District 9 Testimony: Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Result in “Substantial Public Interest Harm” to California Workers and Consumers

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 9 today submitted official testimony to the California Public Utilities Commission detailing why the CPUC should not approve the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger as currently structured, as it would result in “substantial public interest harm” and hurt California workers and consumers.

January 7, 2019 — Press Release

Following AT&T’s Promise to Invest Tax Windfall in U.S. Workforce, Report Reveals AT&T Cut More Than 10,000 Us Jobs Since Congress Passed Tax Bill

While AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson once boasted that every $1 billion in tax savings will create “about 7,000 good jobs for the middle class,” the company has eliminated more than 10,700 union jobs in 2018 alone and has recently announced the closure of three more call centers in the Midwest.

January 7, 2019 — Press Release

Citing 1,705 New York Jobs at Risk and Higher Consumer Prices, CWA District 1 Calls on NY Public Service Commission to Deny T-Mobile and Sprint Merger as Currently Structured

Detailed economic analysis by CWA has shown that the proposed merger, as presently constructed, would eliminate 1,705 jobs in New York and 30,000 jobs nationwide.

January 4, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Supports For the People Act’s Bold Action to Reclaim Our Democracy for Working Families

Yesterday’s introduction of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, demonstrates that the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives understands the need for fundamental reform of our political system.

December 20, 2018 — News

Could the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Drive Down Wages at Verizon and AT&T?

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released groundbreaking new research quantifying the effects of the proposed merger on the wages of retail wireless workers.

December 20, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Envoy Air, AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, and the Casper Star-Tribune.

December 20, 2018 — News

Organizing Update

Editorial workers at Mashable, PC Magazine, AskMen, and Geek won voluntary recognition for their union with NewsGuild of New York-CWA Local 31003.

December 20, 2018 — News

Minnesota CWAers Celebrate Win on Clean Buses

Minnesota CWAers celebrated a big victory on Monday when the Metropolitan Council announced a new plan to add electric buses to the Metro Transit bus fleet.

December 20, 2018 — News

MN CWA LPAT Coordinator Honored for Outstanding Labor Leadership

Minnesota CWA LPAT coordinator Mona Meyer has been recognized as an Outstanding Labor Leader by both the Minneapolis and St. Paul Regional Labor Federations.

December 20, 2018 — News

NLRB Rules in Favor of NewsGuild

Last week, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) court ruled in favor of the NewsGuild-Pacific Media Workers Guild and against San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst management.

December 20, 2018 — News

CWAers Stand with XPO Workers to Call for Change

CWA members across the country stood in solidarity with workers at XPO, joining actions with the Teamsters at Verizon stores in more than 10 cities around the country.

December 18, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Calls on Incoming Ways and Means Chair to Investigate AT&T During Tax Oversight Effort

In a letter to Congressman Richard Neal the CWA notes that AT&T broke several promises to the American people and its workers by eliminating good, middle-class jobs -- after it lobbied for the tax bill on the premise of creating jobs and raising wages.

December 13, 2018 — News

Flight Attendants Call out United's Corporate Greed

United Flight Attendants are joining together across the globe to protest United's newly announced staffing cuts on international flights.