Press Releases

October 9, 2019

AT&T is Abandoning Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Just weeks after billionaire CEO Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corporation announced that it had acquired about 1% of AT&T and laid out plans to extract profits from the company by cutting jobs and selling off critical assets, AT&T announced its intention to sell off wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America, a company with a history of union-busting and job cuts.

October 9, 2019

AT&T está abandonando a Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes Americanas

A solo semanas que el multi millonario CEO Paul Singer por medio de su empresa Elliot Management Corporation anunciara que adquirieron 1% de AT&T y estableció planes para extraer ganancias de dicha empresa por medio de recortes de trabajos y la venta de activos críticos, AT&T anunció su intención de vender las operaciones de línea fija e inalámbrica en Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes Americanas a Liberty Latino America, una empresa con una historia de atacar uniones y recortes de empleo.

October 2, 2019

CWA’s Statement on the NLRB’s Decision on T-Mobile’s T-Voice Program

"We are dismayed that President Trump's appointees to the NLRB have overruled Judge Steckler's determination that T-Mobile created an illegal company-controlled workplace organization called T-Voice."

October 1, 2019

CWA Members Ratify New Contracts with AT&T Southeast

The new agreements provide wage increases of 13.25% over the life of the contracts, pension and 401(k) plan enhancements, improved job security and additional customer service positions.

October 1, 2019

Union Representing 100,000 AT&T Employees Writes To AT&T Board, Business Roundtable: Stick To Your Word, Reject Damaging Proposals From Elliott Management

In two letters publicly released today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is urging AT&T’s CEO, board of directors and largest investors and Business Roundtable to put a stop to controversial proposals from Elliott Management that CWA says will cut jobs and destroy long-term value and are the “archetype ploy of vulture capitalists.”

September 27, 2019

CWA Members are Ready to Fight for Workers’ Rights against New Trump Labor Secretary Scalia

Scalia has made a career of representing big corporations in their efforts to dismantle workers’ rights and as Labor Secretary he will have even more power to weaken employment and health and safety protections for workers in order to further enrich already wealthy CEOs and large shareholders.

September 26, 2019

CWA: Congress Must Pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

A statement from Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton on the House Committee on Education and Labor passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, H.R. 2474.

September 24, 2019

CWA: FCC Must Pause T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Review Pending Investigation Into Sprint’s Lifeline Program Fraud

The Federal Communications Commission today announced that Sprint fraudulently received tens of millions of dollars in federal subsidies by falsely claiming it provided Lifeline service to 885,000 inactive subscribers.

September 12, 2019

AT&T Must Reject Elliott Management’s Outdated Corporate Raider Strategy that Destroys Jobs and Long-Term Value

This week, Elliott Management announced its plan to extract profits from AT&T by eliminating jobs and sending work to low-wage contractors, further enriching its billionaire founder and CEO Paul Singer. Adoption of these proposals will harm AT&T’s workers, customers and long-term investors, and the Communications Workers of America is firmly opposed to this strategy.

September 4, 2019

T-Mobile Workers Share Concerns Over T-Mobile/Sprint Merger with Deutsche Telekom CEO, Meet with Supervisory Board Members

Deutsche Telekom’s twenty-member supervisory board is charged with supervising the management of DT, including its subsidiaries.