Press Releases

November 1, 2019

CWA Condemns Raid and Arrest of Trade Union Organizer Anne Krueger in the Philippines

Disturbing reports from the Philippines indicate that military police have raided the regional offices of several progressive and union organizations in Bacolod, arresting union organizer Mary-Anne Krueger (known as Anne) as well as an organizer for the BPO Industry Employee Network (BIEN), who was subsequently released.

October 28, 2019

AT&T’s New Financial Plan Caters to Wall Street and Leaves Customers and Employees Behind

AT&T unveiled a new three-year plan focused on boosting share prices. The company’s commitment to spend free cash flow on stock buybacks, appoint new directors to its board, and review its portfolio with an eye toward selling off parts of its business puts the concerns of a few wealthy shareholders above serving customers by investing in the network and its employees.

October 23, 2019

CWA District 6 Endorses Jessica Cisneros for Congress

CWA District 6 is pleased to announce its endorsement of Democrat Jessica Cisneros for Congress in her run to defeat Texas 28th District incumbent Congressman Henry Cuellar in 2020.

October 22, 2019

CWA Board Votes to Make Passing PRO Act to Build Worker Power a Litmus Test for 2020 Endorsements

Citing the importance and urgency of building worker power, the Communications Workers of America’s Executive Board voted unanimously to make supporting the Protecting the Right to Organizing (PRO) Act a litmus test for 2020 incumbent political candidates to receive a CWA endorsement.

October 16, 2019

30,000+ Family-Supporting Jobs at Risk if AT&T Accepts Elliott Management’s Destructive Proposals

Research compiled by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) estimates that more than 30,000 family-supporting jobs will be at risk of elimination or a reduction in wages and benefits if AT&T’s leadership engages in the restructuring and divestitures proposed by Elliott Management and its CEO Paul Singer.

October 16, 2019

CWA: FCC 3-2 Vote Approving Anti-Competitive, Job Cutting T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Followed “Fundamentally Flawed Process”

A statement from Debbie Goldman, Research and Telecommunications Policy Director for CWA, reacting to the FCC’s official vote in favor of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger

October 10, 2019

CWA: Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Remedy Fails Public Interest Standard and DoJ Should Withdraw Consent

In new Tunney Act comments filed today with the DoJ Antitrust Division, CWA assessed the Department’s proposed Final Judgment on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger and the announced divestiture deal with DISH.

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."