Press Releases

May 12, 2022

Activision-Blizzard Worker Urges FTC, DOJ to Consider Impact of Corporate Consolidation on Workers When it Comes to Big Tech Mergers

Brice Arnold, a Design Researcher at game development company Activision-Blizzard, testified at a hearing held by the FTC and DOJ analyzing the firsthand impacts of mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry. As Activision-Blizzard's planned acquisition by Microsoft is set to be reviewed by the FTC, Arnold called on regulators to investigate potential harms to workers within the gaming industry.

May 11, 2022

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Establishes New Transparency Measures for Subcontractors

CWA applauds the passage of two ordinances by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, which will require construction and right-of-way permit holders to disclose the subcontractors they are using to complete permitted work. The right-of-way measure, which CWA played a key role in crafting, will go into effect on June 10 along with the construction portion of the ordinance.

May 9, 2022

Biden Administration’s Leadership on Broadband Will Bring High Speed Internet to Millions of Households and Create Good Jobs

Today’s announcement that 20 internet service providers have committed to lowering the cost of plans for households that are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program is good news for the millions of Americans who cannot afford high speed, high quality broadband connections.

May 5, 2022

CWA Member Discusses Grassroots Organizing Efforts with President Biden, Vice President Harris and Labor Secretary Walsh at White House Event

Today, Alex Speidel, one of the lead organizers from United Paizo Workers/CWA, met with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, and other worker organizers at the White House to discuss how he and his co-workers at Paizo won voluntary recognition for their union.

May 2, 2022

VIDEO: National Coalition at GE Stakeholder Meeting – GE Must Abandon Failed Strategy and Reinvest in American Manufacturing

Greenpeace USA, Senators Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren, and leaders from the U.S. military and national labor unions sound alarm on GE practices weakening manufacturing divisions and undermining GE leadership in renewable energy, aviation, and defense.

April 29, 2022

Workers at Apple Retail Store in Atlanta Hold Action Uplifting Worker Vision

Today, Apple retail workers at the Apple Cumberland Mall store in Atlanta, Ga., held an action and unveiled the Apple Cumberland Mall Union Vision Statement.

April 29, 2022

Communications Workers of America Files Second Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Activision Blizzard Over Threatening Employee’s Protected Speech

CWA has filed a second unfair labor practice charge against Activision for telling workers that they could not discuss issues related to the sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by state of California against the company.

April 25, 2022

CWA Urges Senate to Confirm Gigi Sohn to FCC with Six-Figure Ad Buy

The Communications Workers of America cites imminent national broadband deployment spurred by the Infrastructure bill in urgency to confirm Sohn, while dark corporate money groups aim to keep FCC in deadlock.

April 22, 2022

NLRB Rules in Favor of Activision’s Raven Software Workers; Union Election to Begin on April 29

After reviewing the evidence, the National Labor Relations Board determined that Quality Assurance workers at Activision's Raven Software studio may proceed with their union election.

April 22, 2022

Verizon Wireless Illegally Fired Retail Employee for Organizing a Union at Seattle Store, CWA Alleges in Unfair Labor Practice Charge

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Verizon Wireless today on behalf of Jesse Mason, who was illegally fired this week after joining with his coworkers to organize a union.