News & Events

March 19, 2019 — Press Release

Facebook Agrees to Sweeping Reforms to Curb Discriminatory Ad Targeting Practices

A historic civil rights settlement was announced with Facebook today encompassing sweeping changes that the tech giant will make to its paid advertising platform to prevent discrimination in employment, housing, and credit advertising.

March 18, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Welcomes Introduction of “No Tax Breaks for Offshoring Act”

The Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” created additional incentives and rewards for profits to be made overseas by allowing companies to pay significantly less of the corporate tax rate on profits earned abroad as they would in the United States, while also exempting certain types of overseas corporate investments from taxes entirely.

March 15, 2019 — News

Statement from Claude Cummings, Jr. on the Christchurch Mosque Murders

I know the anguish and utter sorrow I feel over the suffering of the Muslim community in Christchurch and around the world is shared by my brothers and sisters in CWA other Labor Unions, and by all thinking, caring humans.

March 15, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Statement on Envoy Passenger Service Agents Contract Ratification Vote

Passenger service agents have voted against ratification of the tentative contract agreement between the Communications Workers of America and Envoy Air.

March 14, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for the University of California and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United.

March 14, 2019 — News

New York Senate Passes Bill to Protect Call Center Jobs!

Here are this week's updates on CWA members' hard work to pass state legislation to protect call center jobs from offshoring.

March 14, 2019 — News

Front Line Bank Workers Say Toxic Culture Hasn't Changed at Wells Fargo

Members of the Committee for Better Banks, a CWA project, gathered in Washington, D.C., this week as Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan was called in to testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee.

March 14, 2019 — News

T-Mobile's Job Creation Promises Are Sheer Fantasy

CWA President Chris Shelton testified in front of Congress on Tuesday at a U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.

March 14, 2019 — News

House Passes Sweeping Pro-Democracy Bill

The For the People Act contains reforms essential to fixing our political system, including voting rights, money-in-politics, redistricting, and government ethics reforms.  

March 14, 2019 — News

CWA-Endorsed Candidate wins Phoenix Mayoral Election!

On Tuesday, CWA-endorsed candidate Kate Gallego was elected as the next Mayor of Phoenix in a runoff election.

March 14, 2019 — News

CWA Supports Carried Interest Fairness Act to Level Financial Playing Field

One of the most outrageous loopholes in our tax code is the "carried interest" loophole, which allows hedge fund and private equity fund managers to claim part of what is really salary income as capital gains instead.

March 14, 2019 — News

Bill Introduced to Protect Journalists

The NewsGuild-CWA and NABET-CWA are renewing support for the Journalist Protection Act, introduced this week in the Senate by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Robert Menendez, and in the House by Rep. Eric Swalwell.

March 13, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Slams AT&T for Slashing Jobs After Proxy Reveals Skyrocketing Executive Pay

AT&T's proxy statement sent to shareholders this week reveals the company rewarded CEO Randall Stephenson with $29 million last year and paid out hefty bonuses to other executives.

March 7, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for the AT&T Mobility "Green" Contract.

March 7, 2019 — News

Organizing Update

More than 100 workers at Altice Technical Service/Optimum in Westchester, N.Y., voted to join CWA Local 1103.

March 7, 2019 — News

CWA Members are Working Hard to Protect Call Center Jobs

CWAers across the country are making progress on passing legislation to protect call center jobs from offshoring! Here are this week's updates on CWA members' hard work to pass state legislation.

March 7, 2019 — News

T&T Members Call for Job Security at AT&T

This week, hundreds of CWA members from the Telecommunications and Technologies (T&T) sector held an informational picket at AT&T's corporate office in San Antonio to call on the company to keep good, family-supporting jobs in their communities.

March 7, 2019 — News

UAW Joins Fight to Hold Corporations Accountable for Tax Cut Promises

The United Automobile Workers joined CWA this week urging the House Ways and Means Committee to investigate how major corporations are spending the enormous tax cut benefits they received from the 2018 tax bill.

March 7, 2019 — News

Reminder: Apply for the Beirne Foundation Scholarship for 2019-2020

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation will award 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years for the 2019-2020 academic year.

March 7, 2019 — News

CWA Supports Wall Street Tax Act to Level Financial Playing Field

The Wall Street Tax Act, introduced this week in the Senate and the House, would make our tax system fairer and put the brakes on corporate greed.

March 6, 2019 — Press Release

CWA and UAW Call on Ways and Means Committee to Hold AT&T, GM and Wells Fargo Executives Accountable During Tax Oversight Effort

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the United Automobile Workers (UAW) sent a letter this week to members of the Ways and Means Committee, including committee chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), urging the full committee to investigate how AT&T, General Motors, Wells Fargo and other major corporations are spending the enormous tax cut benefits they received from the 2018 tax bill.

March 6, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Supports Wall Street Tax Act to Level Financial Playing Field

The legislation would implement a small .1% tax on transactions of stocks, bonds and derivatives to discourage speculative financial trading that can harm the economy.

February 28, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T.

February 28, 2019 — News

Organizing Update

Staff at The Morning Call, a news organization based in Allentown, Penn., are asking parent company Tribune Publishing Company to voluntarily recognize their union.