Press Releases

July 1, 2020

House Democrats Pass Infrastructure Bill Containing Strong Broadband Provisions

Today, the House of Representatives passed an infrastructure bill, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), containing strong provisions to expand broadband access, make it more affordable, and create and protect good jobs across the country.

June 30, 2020

CWA and AT&T Southwest Reach Agreement in Early Contract Extension Negotiations

Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 6 has reached a contract extension agreement with AT&T Southwest in early contract negotiations.

June 25, 2020

Aviation Labor Leaders: Without Extension of CARES Act Payroll Support Program, Mass Layoffs Inevitable

Unions are calling on lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP) in the CARES Act through March 31, 2021.

June 23, 2020

T-Mobile Has Already Begun Backpedaling from Its Commitments on 5G, Jobs

T-Mobile has asked the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to roll back several conditions that the CPUC imposed when approving the company’s merger with Sprint in April.

June 16, 2020

Instead of Cutting Jobs, AT&T Must Lead the Recovery

AT&T has informed the Communications Workers of America of its plans to cut over 3,400 technician and clerical jobs across the country over the next few weeks. In addition, the company plans to permanently shutter over 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores, impacting 1,300 retail jobs.

June 15, 2020

CWA Applauds Supreme Court Decision Banning LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

Today’s historic 6-3 Supreme Court decision affirms that firing someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This ruling provides clarity and comfort for millions of LGBTQ working people in the United States who are not covered by anti-discrimination provisions in state and local laws or union collective bargaining agreements.

June 11, 2020

CWA Members Take a Stand Against Racism, Declare #BlackLivesMatter

In response to the senseless murder of George Floyd and in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Communications Workers of America (CWA) members and allies across the globe today took a stand against racism by stopping work and reflecting for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck leaving him unable to breathe as he and others called out for help.

June 11, 2020

Communications Workers of America Endorses Al Gross (AK) for US Senate

Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced its endorsement of Al Gross, a first-time candidate, for US Senate.

June 11, 2020

Communications Workers of America Endorses Governor Steve Bullock (MT) for US Senate

Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced its endorsement of MT Gov. Steve Bullock for US Senate. Bullock clinched the Democratic nomination in his state’s Senate primary on Tuesday.

June 8, 2020

Statement denouncing racist management decisions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A joint statement from Jon Schleuss, President of The NewsGuild-CWA, and Ed Mooney, Vice President of CWA District 2-13.