With Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Promising Nationwide Broadband Access and Good Jobs, Communications Workers of America Launches Multi-State Effort to Regulate Broadband, Close Digital Divide
CWA has launched an ambitious multi-state effort to pass state legislation that would establish public utility commission oversight of broadband in public safety, network resiliency and consumer protection.
New Report Spotlights Small Cell Preemption’s Financial Burden on Cities, Interruption to Digital Equity Initiatives
A new report released today from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), with assistance from Communications Workers of America (CWA), spotlights the widespread harms of small cell preemption to cities, local governments and millions of low-income Americans nationwide who continue to lack broadband connectivity.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Marty Walsh to lead the Department of Labor. Walsh will be the first union member to be Secretary of Labor in nearly 50 years.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Asian American communities around the country have been targeted by groups and individuals who are driven by white supremacist and misogynistic beliefs and encouraged by right-wing politicians and media figures. The tragedy in Atlanta occurred in a climate of anti-Asian hate and scapegoating.
New Report: Black, Latino Workers Face Tough Odds of Getting Higher Paid Positions at Leading U.S. Banks
A new CWA report captures the scale and depth of the diversity, equity and inclusion crisis in the U.S. banking industry. The findings indicate that while Black and Latino employees are concentrated at lower levels of employment, they have a substantially lesser chance of holding executive or other higher levels of employment compared to their white counterparts.
UCWGA-CWA Members Release New Documents Showing How Private Dorm Contractor Corvias Pressured Schools to Reopen During the Pandemic and Forced Georgia Universities to Foot the Bill for Costs Already Covered by Multi-Billion Dollar Contract
Today, the United Campus Workers of Georgia, a group of employees at the University System of Georgia (USG) organizing with CWA, held a virtual press briefing to unveil documents obtained through open records requests exposing how Corvias, a private real estate construction, development, and management company with a multibillion dollar USG student housing contract, lobbied universities across the country to reopen during the pandemic.
Today the House of Representatives continued to build a strong foundation for our country’s recovery from the pandemic by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
The House passed the For the People Act (H.R. 1), a sweeping pro-democracy bill supported by CWA that contains reforms essential to fixing our political system, including expanding voting rights, getting money out of politics, redistricting, and strengthening government ethics.
Workers at Georgia’s Largest Animation Studio Are Launching a Union With the Communications Workers of America
Today workers at Floyd County Productions are announcing the creation of the Floyd County Productions Guild with support from the Communications Workers of America’s CODE-CWA project . It will be the first union open to all workers at Floyd County Productions—the largest animation studio in the state of Georgia.
CWA Solidarity Statement with Locked-Out Teamsters at Marathon Petroleum in St. Paul Park, Minnesota
The Communications Workers of America stand in solidarity with Teamsters workers demanding safe jobs. Marathon should end this lockout now and reject Elliott Management’s demands for harmful cost cuts.
Workers Across the Country Hold Rallies Fighting for $15 Minimum Wage, Union Rights for All, Full & Just COVID-19 Relief
Today, essential workers across the country held a series of “Moral Monday” rallies outside of state offices of U.S. Senators in support of a $15 per hour minimum wage, the elimination of the subminimum wage for tipped workers, union rights for all, and full and just COVID-19 relief. The events were organized by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Poor People’s Campaign, SEIU, One Fair Wage and others.
At a U.S. House hearing, CWA President Chris Shelton highlighted the failure of telecom companies to upgrade their networks and called on Congress to take action to expand broadband access.