Press Releases

April 29, 2021

CWA Strongly Opposes “Red-Tagging” of Labor Activists in the Philippines

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) are standing up for workers in the Philippines, especially leadership and members of our partner BIEN, an organization working to organize workers in the call center industry, who are facing brutal tactics from the Duterte administration including “red-tagging” and other severe injustices. We call on the companies who utilize contractors or directly employ workers in the Philippines to also condemn these actions.

April 28, 2021

CWA Members Are Ready to Help Realize President Biden’s Vision of a New Age of Progress for America

The Communications Workers of America are looking forward to working with the Biden Administration to make sure that front line workers are at the table to share their expertise in broadband buildout, manufacturing, aviation, public service, and other industries that are critical to realizing the President's vision.

April 27, 2021

CWA Applauds Biden’s Executive Order Raising the Minimum Wage for Hundreds of Thousands of Workers

President Biden’s executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 will transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers who have been earning poverty wages for far too long.

April 26, 2021

CWA Welcomes President Biden’s Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment

President Biden's executive order creating a Presidential Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment is a historic step toward increasing worker power and realizing the promise of the National Labor Relations Act.

April 23, 2021

CWA’s Analysis of AT&T Quarterly Report Shows Robust First Quarter Earnings, Continued Cuts to Jobs and Services

AT&T reported an extremely strong first quarter, with net profit up 60% year over year to $7.9 billion and free cash flow up 51% year over year to $5.9 billion. Yet the company continues to cut jobs and reduce retail operations, leaving our communities underserved.

April 20, 2021

Guilty Verdict in Chauvin Trial is a Step Toward Justice, But It Is Not Enough

Today's verdict finding Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd is a step toward justice for Floyd, his family members, and all those who have been affected by his brutal murder. But it is not enough.

April 19, 2021

Senator Joe Manchin's Co-Sponsorship of the PRO Act is Great News for All Working Americans

During an event today with UMWA President Cecil Roberts, Senator Joe Manchin announced that he is co-sponsoring the PRO Act.

April 12, 2021

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.

March 22, 2021

Communications Workers of America Applauds Confirmation of New Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

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.

March 22, 2021

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.