Press Releases

August 3, 2022

CWA Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Against Verizon Wireless Over Union-Busting Tactics at Portland Retail Store

The ULP charge comes just weeks after Verizon Express retail workers in Portland filed for an NLRB election to have their union represented by CWA.

August 1, 2022

Seattle Area Verizon Wireless Retail Workers Ratify First Union Contract, Drive Organizing Momentum at Telecom Giant

In spite of Verizon’s aggressive union-busting and retaliation efforts, workers successfully formed a union with CWA and negotiated a first contract in record time.

August 1, 2022

New Transparency Measures for Subcontractors Passed by City of San Diego

A new ordinance championed by CWA seeks to advance the city's culture of safety and high labor standards.

July 28, 2022

CWA Applauds Enactment of CHIPS Act: “A step forward in strengthening U.S. competitiveness and creating good jobs for American workers.”

CWA represents workers at the only unionized semiconductor fabrication plant in the U.S.

July 25, 2022

CWA President Shelton Joins President Biden to Urge Passage of the CHIPS Act

Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton joined President Joe Biden for a roundtable on the importance of passing the CHIPS Act to promote domestic production of semiconductors and create good jobs in the United States.

July 25, 2022

Federal Call Center Workers, Organizing with CWA, Launch Solidarity Fund as Maximus Workers Ramp-up Campaign for Fair Working Conditions

Call Center Workers United members announced a new solidarity fund with hundreds of thousands of dollars in initial pledges to support workers at Maximus, the nation’s largest federal call center contractor.

July 20, 2022

DirecTV Workers Picket to Demand a Fair Contract that Includes Affordable Healthcare and Adequate Wage Increases

CWA members at DirecTV have been bargaining for a fair contract for months; the owners of DirecTV continue to engage in divisive tactics and putting profits over workers.

July 19, 2022

America’s Test Kitchen Workers Vote to Join CWA

In a historic win for worker organizing in the media industry, an overwhelming majority of workers at America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) has voted for union representation with CWA in a National Labor Relations Board election.

July 19, 2022

Blizzard Quality Assurance Workers in Albany Become Second Group of Activision Blizzard Workers to Form Union with Communications Workers of America

A supermajority of quality assurance testers at Blizzard Albany (formerly Vicarious Visions) have announced the formation of the Albany Game Workers Alliance/CWA and filed for a union representation election with the National Labor Relations Board. Last week the workers asked that Activision Blizzard management voluntarily recognize their union and respect their right to organize without retaliation or interference.

July 15, 2022

Communications Workers of America: “Digital Equity is Within Reach” with Nationwide Participation in Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All Initiative

With all states and territories having confirmed their participation, CWA applauds the Biden administration for leaving no county behind, and ensuring that federal dollars support quality broadband buildout and union jobs.