Press Releases

February 20, 2020

CWA-Represented AT&T Southwest Mobility Workers Authorize Strike Ahead of Contract Expiration

AT&T Southwest Mobility workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America, today authorized a strike, with a vote supported by 98% of workers. The strike authorization comes as CWA's contract with AT&T, covering more than 8,000 Southwest Mobility workers, is set to expire on Friday, February 21, 2020.

February 11, 2020

District Court Decision to Approve T-Mobile Merger Puts Jobs at Risk

U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero’s decision to allow the T-Mobile/Sprint merger to go forward without changes despite the serious anti-trust concerns raised by attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia will put 30,000 jobs at risk.

February 7, 2020

U.S. House Passes Pro-Worker Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

This historic legislation will make it easier for workers to join a union.

February 4, 2020

Negotiations Begin For Thousands Of CWA-Represented AT&T Southwest Mobility Workers

As contract bargaining opened today for over 8,000 AT&T Southwest Mobility employees, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) bargaining team emphasized the need for AT&T to negotiate an improved contract that includes wage and benefit increases and a commitment to keeping good, family-supporting jobs in the region. Workers set up informational picket lines at retail stores and call center locations across the region in support of the bargaining.

January 29, 2020

AT&T Cuts More Than 37,000 Family Supporting Jobs Despite Promises of Job Creation

AT&T's 2019 fourth quarter earnings report shows that the company continues to cut jobs and reduce capital expenditures even as it announced record operating and free cash flow for 2019 and more than $5 billion in stock buybacks in the past four months.

January 22, 2020

Communications Workers of America Urges FCC to Deny Sale of AT&T Mobility Units to Liberty Latin America

The union says the transaction as currently structured threatens considerable harm to the public interest by endangering potentially hundreds of jobs, harming workers and threatening service quality.

January 15, 2020

CWA Calls on Congress to Address Serious Safety Concerns for Airline Workers

At a hearing hosted by the House Subcommittee on Aviation, CWA member Donielle Prophete called on Congress and American Airlines to address serious safety concerns for airline workers.

January 10, 2020

NABET-CWA Negotiates Historic $76 Million Back Pay Settlement with CNN

NABET-CWA, a sector of the Communications Workers of America, and its Local 11 (New York) and Local 31 (Washington, D.C.), have negotiated one of the largest back pay settlements in the 84-year history of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), requiring CNN America, Inc. to pay a total of $76 million to hundreds of broadcast technicians who were fired when CNN terminated its subcontract with union-represented employees at Team Video Services (TVS).

January 9, 2020

Workers and Community Members Call on Stephanie Murphy to Support the PRO Act

The PRO Act is historic legislation that will put power in the hands of workers and reverse decades of legislation meant to crush unions.

January 8, 2020

CWA Releases New Report on How Outsourcing, Restructuring, and Consolidation are Harming Workers and Consumers

The report uses government data to show how major airline carriers have used outsourcing, restructuring, and consolidation to suppress wages and erode the quality of jobs in the airline industry.