Press Releases

January 9, 2020

Workers and Community Members Call on Stephanie Murphy to Support the PRO Act

The PRO Act is historic legislation that will put power in the hands of workers and reverse decades of legislation meant to crush unions.

January 8, 2020

CWA Releases New Report on How Outsourcing, Restructuring, and Consolidation are Harming Workers and Consumers

The report uses government data to show how major airline carriers have used outsourcing, restructuring, and consolidation to suppress wages and erode the quality of jobs in the airline industry.

January 7, 2020

CWA Launches New Initiative in Support of Organizing Tech and Game Workers

The Campaign to Organize Digital Employees (CODE-CWA) is a new initiative to support workers' organizing efforts in the technology and game industries. Tech and game companies' meteoric growth in recent years has been accompanied by growing concerns around workers' rights and workplace conditions, including the disconnect between the companies' stated values and the societal impact of the technology. CODE-CWA will provide resources for workers who are joining together to demand change.

January 2, 2020

CWA Praises Historic Passage of New York Call Center Legislation

CWA today praised New York State legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo for the historic new law which will protect New York call center workers and state taxpayers by denying state grants, loans, and tax breaks to companies that move New York call center jobs out of the country.

December 19, 2019

Trump NLRB Appointees Continue Attack on Freedom to Speak Out at Work

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced a series of decisions this week designed to undermine workers’ ability to join together to address workplace issues. All three cases were decided by a 3-1 vote, with President Trump’s three appointees voting to expand employers’ control over workers’ ability to communicate with each other and maintain their union membership..

December 13, 2019

Revised USMCA Improves on Flawed Trump Agreement

The version of the USMCA that President Trump announced last year was deeply flawed. CWA members mobilized to make thousands of phone calls, telling their members of Congress that the agreement was unacceptable and urging them to press for changes. Thanks to the persistence of Democrats like Senators Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden and Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Jan Schakowsky, negotiations reopened and significant improvements were made to the agreement.

December 10, 2019

CWA Executive Board Condemns Philippine Human Rights Abuses

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the Communications Workers of America Executive Board is united in its support for activists in the Philippines who face intimidation and retaliation for seeking to improve the lives and conditions of Filipino workers.

December 10, 2019

CWA Statement on the USMCA Agreement

Because the full text of the agreement has not been made available for review, CWA is unable to take a position at this time.

November 27, 2019

CWA Thanks U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz for Introducing Treating Workers With Dignity Act

This week, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Treating Workers With Dignity Act, cosponsored by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). The new bill would guarantee employees a break to eat a meal, use the restroom, or tend to their medical needs while on the job.

November 26, 2019

Bay Area T-Mobile Retail Employees Vote to Join Communications Workers of America

Workers at a Bay Area T-Mobile retail store in Pinole, Calif., voted last week to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The vote was 7-2 in favor of union representation.