Press Releases

February 23, 2021

CWA Solidarity Statement with Locked-Out Teamsters at Marathon Petroleum in St. Paul Park, Minnesota

The Communications Workers of America stand in solidarity with Teamsters workers demanding safe jobs. Marathon should end this lockout now and reject Elliott Management’s demands for harmful cost cuts.

February 22, 2021

Workers Across the Country Hold Rallies Fighting for $15 Minimum Wage, Union Rights for All, Full & Just COVID-19 Relief

Today, essential workers across the country held a series of “Moral Monday” rallies outside of state offices of U.S. Senators in support of a $15 per hour minimum wage, the elimination of the subminimum wage for tipped workers, union rights for all, and full and just COVID-19 relief. The events were organized by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Poor People’s Campaign, SEIU, One Fair Wage and others.

February 17, 2021

CWA Applauds Biden’s Selection of Jennifer Abruzzo for NLRB General Counsel

CWA is applauding Joe Biden’s announcement that he has selected Jennifer Abruzzo to be NLRB General Counsel.

February 17, 2021

You Shouldn’t Need to Run a $10,000 Ad to Get Quality Internet Access

At a U.S. House hearing, CWA President Chris Shelton highlighted the failure of telecom companies to upgrade their networks and called on Congress to take action to expand broadband access.

February 11, 2021

Medium Workers Request Voluntary Recognition for Medium Workers Union

Medium workers are joining the Communications Workers of America, and they're requesting voluntary recognition for their union from Medium leadership.

February 5, 2021

CWA Applauds Broad Coalition of State Attorneys General for Urging FCC to Further Investigate Verizon Acquisition of TracFone

CWA today praised a coalition of 17 attorneys general, led by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, for urging the FCC to further investigate Verizon’s acquisition of TracFone. In a letter to the FCC, the attorneys general detailed how Verizon’s acquisition of TracFone could negatively impact the Lifeline program, which provides a subsidy for communications services to millions of low-income consumers. 

February 4, 2021

CWA: Passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act Will Usher In A New Era for Workers

This is the moment that working people have been waiting for.

January 25, 2021

CWA Applauds Appointment of Jessica Rosenworcel as Interim FCC Chair

With the appointment of Jessica Rosenworcel as the interim chair of the Federal Communications Commision, Joe Biden has turned to an experienced leader with a steady hand.

January 25, 2021

Joe Biden’s Buy American Order Will Close Loopholes and Create Jobs in Manufacturing and Services

Today President Biden issued an executive order to update and strengthen Buy American requirements for federal spending. Current regulations create loopholes that allow companies to offshore jobs and undermine the intent of the law.

January 22, 2021

Workers on Largest Federal Call Center Contract Applaud Biden’s Executive Order on Path to $15 Minimum Wage and Call for Maximus to Raise Pay Immediately

Workers who handle millions of phone calls from Medicare and ACA participants are celebrating President Biden’s action to begin the process of raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 per hour and are calling on their employer, one of the nation’s largest federal contractors, Maximus, to step up and raise their wages to $15 per hour immediately.