News & Events

May 17, 2019 — Press Release

Senators Urge American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to Negotiate Increased Wages and Improved Benefits for Envoy Air Passenger Service Agents

Senators wrote to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to urge the company to provide increased wages and improved benefits for American subsidiary Envoy Air Passenger Service Agents.

May 17, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Calls for New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to Take Action on CenturyLink’s Failure to Maintain its Copper Infrastructure

CWA District 7 filed comments with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission documenting how the company’s lack of investment, understaffing, and unreasonable metrics have contributed to CenturyLink’s failure to maintain its copper infrastructure and how it is jeopardizing service quality and posing significant safety hazards to utility employees and the public.

May 17, 2019 — Press Release

AFL-CIO President Trumka and CWA President Shelton to President Trump: No Trade Negotiations with the Philippines Until Crackdown Against Trade Unions End

In a joint letter released publicly today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton urged President Trump and his administration to withhold bilateral trade negotiations with the Philippines until the government of President Rodrigo Duterte halts its “ongoing and growing repression of trade union members and activists in the country.”

May 16, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Frontier Airlines, Air Wisconsin, and Nokia.

May 16, 2019 — News

Worker Gets CEO to Agree that Verizon Wireless Workers Have a Right to Join Unions

Jennifer Womack, a Verizon Wireless call center worker in Irving, Texas, took a brave stand to confront Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg and ask him point blank, once and for all: why is Verizon so scared of workers joining a union?

May 16, 2019 — News

Presidential Candidates Must Support Comprehensive Democracy Reform

CWA signed an open letter sent this week to all 2020 presidential candidates urging them to make comprehensive democracy reform a centerpiece of their campaign platforms.

May 16, 2019 — News

New York CWA Members Lobby in Albany for Safe Staffing and Protecting Call Center Jobs

CWAers flooded the New York capitol building with red this week for a huge lobby day!

May 16, 2019 — News

Getting out the Vote in Pennsylvania!

CWA political activists get out the vote for candidates who support CWA, labor, and worker rights in Pennsylvania in next week's primary election.

May 16, 2019 — News

CWA Local 7476 Gears Up for Contract Negotiations

CWA Local 7476 members at Black Hills Energy in Nebraska and Wyoming gear up for contract negotiations later this year.

May 16, 2019 — News

CWA Calls on Congress to Invest in Infrastructure and Broadband

CWA is calling on leaders of the U.S. House and Senate to move forward swiftly with a robust and ambitious plan to rebuild and transform America's infrastructure, including broadband.

May 16, 2019 — News

As Wildfire Season Approaches, It's Time to Protect Outdoor Workers from Smoke Exposure

CWA District 9 has submitted comments to Cal/OSHA urging them to strengthen proposed emergency standards to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke exposure.

May 15, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Calls on Presidential Candidates to Support Comprehensive Democracy Reform

CWA signed an open letter sent to all 2020 presidential candidates urging them to make comprehensive democracy reform an integral part of their campaign platforms.

May 13, 2019 — Press Release

AT&T Cut over 23,000 Jobs Since Congress Passed Tax Bill

A new analysis of AT&T’s March proxy statement and annual report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) shows the telecom company eliminated 23,328 jobs since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed in late 2017, including nearly 6,000 in the first quarter of 2019.

May 9, 2019 — News

Democrats Unveil Legislation to Strengthen Workers' Rights

Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate introduced groundbreaking new legislation this week, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, to strengthen workers' rights.

May 9, 2019 — News

CWAers on the Verge of New Protections for Call Center Workers

Here are the new updates on CWA members' hard work to pass critical call center legislation.

May 9, 2019 — Press Release

Despite Promises on Jobs, AT&T Announces California Layoffs

Despite promises to use its enormous tax savings to create “7,000 high-paying, really good jobs,” AT&T this week announced additional layoffs across California.

May 9, 2019 — News

Making District 6 CWA STRONG

At the CWA District 6 conference in St. Louis this week, CWA President Chris Shelton urged members and activists to stay focused on moving our agenda for working families forward.

May 9, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Endeavor Air Flight Attendants.

May 9, 2019 — News

CWA Local 4009 Members Walk Out!

After raising multiple issues that went unresolved by management, CWA Local 4009 members employed at an AT&T Sales Call Center in Southfield, Mich., walked off the job this week.

May 9, 2019 — News

CWA Activists Boost Pro-Worker Candidates in Philly Primary

CWA political activists from Locals 13000, 13301, 13500, and 13500 are building worker power for the upcoming 2019 Primary Election in Philadelphia.

May 9, 2019 — News

Fighting Back against Runaway Inequality in North Carolina

CWA's trainings focus on the growing gap between the super-rich and ordinary workers.

May 3, 2019 — News

Register for the 2019 CWA Health, Safety and Environment Conference

The 2019 CWA Health, Safety and Environment Conference will be held September 9-13 at the Westin Convention Center and Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa.

May 2, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T, Envoy Air, and EVOQUE.

May 2, 2019 — News

Organizing Update

Digital employees at TIME and two groups of workers at telecom company Altice have voted to join with CWA.