Press Releases

October 14, 2020

CWA, Public Knowledge, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Next Century Cities, Common Cause, and the Greenlining Institute Warn FCC That AT&T’s DSL Shutoff Will Leave Thousands of Consumers Without a Broadband Option

In the wake of AT&T’s recent announcement that it will discontinue DSL sales nationally and disconnect 160,000 DSL customers, CWA, Public Knowledge, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Next Century Cities, Common Cause, and the Greenlining Institute submitted a filing today to the FCC warning that the FCC’s deregulatory agenda leaves the agency powerless to protect Americans from losing critical broadband connections during the pandemic.

October 8, 2020

Lawsuit Targets Feds’ Failure to Protect Frontline Workers From COVID-19

Labor unions representing healthcare workers, telecoms workers, teachers, transit operators and millions of other frontline workers joined with environmental groups today to sue the federal government over its failure to provide adequate reusable respirators, N95 masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment to these essential workers.

October 6, 2020

Donald Trump’s Erratic and Impulsive Refusal to Discuss COVID Relief Creates Unnecessary Hardship for Working Families

By declaring that his administration will not discuss a COVID relief package until after the election, Donald Trump has shown the American people where his priorities lie.

October 5, 2020

New Reports Detail How Telecoms Companies Like AT&T are Failing to Provide Broadband and Good Jobs

3 new reports released today by the Communications Workers of America, the Economic Policy Institute, and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance describe how profit-driven corporations have left communities without access to next-generation fiber networks and eliminated good jobs, with a spotlight on AT&T.

October 5, 2020

AT&T Retail Store Closures are Business as Usual

Last week, AT&T announced plans to close 320 company-owned AT&T Mobility retail stores in November and December, disrupting the employment of over 1,600 workers during the holiday season.

September 28, 2020

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Fits the Trump Model for Increasing Corporate Power

With each appointment to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump has selected judges that have a track record of ignoring the concerns of working people in favor of giving more power and control over our lives to corporations. He has also selected judges that have put party loyalty above legal precedent and norms. Amy Coney Barrett fits that model.

September 23, 2020

CWA, Filipino-American, and Human Rights Groups Applaud Newly-Introduced Philippine Human Rights Act

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), The Malaya Movement, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) and Kabataan Alliance held a Zoom press conference about the recent introduction of the Philippine Human Rights Act (H.R. 8313), led by Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) and cosponsored by 19 other representatives in response to the increasingly dangerous actions of the Duterte regime to punish and execute trade unionists and activists.

September 23, 2020

Dozens of Midwestern Elected Officials Call on AT&T to Suspend Job Cuts to Aid Pandemic Recovery

Elected officials from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana released letters Wednesday calling on AT&T to suspend job cuts and offshoring in order to support America’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. These letters follow a July request from a group of U.S. Senators, including Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), demanding answers from AT&T about projected job cuts.

September 23, 2020

CWA Supports Including Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act in COVID Relief Deal

The Communications Workers of America issued a statement supporting the introduction of S. 4634, the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act.

September 19, 2020

CWA Statement on the Death of Justice Ginsberg

Ruth Bader Ginsberg has served as an inspiration for countless activists. In the critical months ahead, we will follow her example and never, ever stop fighting for justice, for equality and for our democracy.