Press Releases

June 12, 2019

New Legislation in House and Senate Addresses Consumer and Worker Call Center Offshoring Issues

The new federal bill builds on the momentum generated by states introducing and moving forward legislation addressing issues around call center offshoring during the 2019 legislative session in both Democratic and Republican-controlled state legislatures.

June 12, 2019

New Analysis: AT&T Cutting Jobs, Abandoning Rural Communities Across Midwest

Four new reports from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) show that AT&T is neglecting rural and suburban communities across the Midwest. Focusing on Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, the reports detail how AT&T is cutting its workforce and creating service problems for customers and public safety hazards.

June 11, 2019

CWA Applauds Decisive Action by State Attorneys General to Prevent T-Mobile and Sprint from Gaining Anti-Competitive Power

We applaud these Attorneys General for taking decisive action to prevent T-Mobile and Sprint from gaining anti-competitive power at the expense of workers, customers, and communities.

June 5, 2019

CWA Stands in Solidarity with West Virginia Education Workers

Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton issued a statement of solidarity after the West Virginia State Senate passed legislation this week to further restrict education workers’ right to strike.

May 28, 2019

CWA: American Airlines Mechanics Need a Contract, Not an Injunction

CWA’s passenger service agents are united in support of the members of the TWU-IAM association at American Airlines and their fight for a fair contract. Our passengers deserve to travel on safe and reliable aircraft, and sending more maintenance work to offshore contractors does not meet the high standards that American should be striving to achieve.

May 20, 2019

CWA: T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Remains Anticompetitive, Harmful to American Workers and Should Be Blocked

A statement from CWA in response to news that several FCC Commissioners have voiced support for the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger after the companies announced a series of new commitments and conditions.

May 17, 2019

Senators Urge American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to Negotiate Increased Wages and Improved Benefits for Envoy Air Passenger Service Agents

Senators wrote to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to urge the company to provide increased wages and improved benefits for American subsidiary Envoy Air Passenger Service Agents.

May 17, 2019

CWA Calls for New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to Take Action on CenturyLink’s Failure to Maintain its Copper Infrastructure

CWA District 7 filed comments with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission documenting how the company’s lack of investment, understaffing, and unreasonable metrics have contributed to CenturyLink’s failure to maintain its copper infrastructure and how it is jeopardizing service quality and posing significant safety hazards to utility employees and the public.

May 17, 2019

AFL-CIO President Trumka and CWA President Shelton to President Trump: No Trade Negotiations with the Philippines Until Crackdown Against Trade Unions End

In a joint letter released publicly today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton urged President Trump and his administration to withhold bilateral trade negotiations with the Philippines until the government of President Rodrigo Duterte halts its “ongoing and growing repression of trade union members and activists in the country.”

May 15, 2019

CWA Calls on Presidential Candidates to Support Comprehensive Democracy Reform

CWA signed an open letter sent to all 2020 presidential candidates urging them to make comprehensive democracy reform an integral part of their campaign platforms.