Press Releases

March 26, 2020

CWA Alerts Elliott Management Investors About Hedge Fund’s Underperformance, Divestment by University of California Endowment and Pension Fund, and AT&T Job Cuts

The Communications Workers of America have sent a letter to Elliott Management's investors calling attention to the fund's underperformance in 2019 and a recent decision by the University of California endowment and pension fund to exit Elliott.

March 25, 2020

CWA Statement on AT&T Employee Bonus Announcement

Our members are doing incredible work under extraordinary circumstances, and the bonus pay we negotiated with AT&T recognizes that work. We have also worked together to reach agreements for enhanced safety procedures and sick and family leave protection for all CWA-represented AT&T workers.

March 25, 2020

Statement from CWA President Chris Shelton on Airlines Provisions in Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Package

The coronavirus economic stimulus package agreement reached in the U.S. Senate that includes $25 billion in grants for airlines to keep employees on payroll through September 30. Shame on any airline that does not take this opportunity to provide stability for its workers and their families during this time of fear and uncertainty.

March 22, 2020

CWA President Chris Shelton Statement in Response to the Senate Republican Stimulus Bill

The GOP stimulus bill as introduced is a monumental failure by a shameless group of privileged politicians who have no idea what working people are going through.

March 20, 2020

CWA Urges Government and Elected Officials to Provide Real Relief for Airline and Transit Workers

On Thursday, CWA President Chris Shelton joined with leaders of all the unions that represent workers at American Airlines and American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to send a letter calling on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Congressional leaders to take steps to protect the airline industry as a whole, American Airlines, and its employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

March 20, 2020

CWA Reaches Tentative Agreement with AT&T West

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with AT&T on a new four-year contract for AT&T West workers. The tentative agreement provides for pay raises, affordable healthcare, and increased pension benefits. It also maintains existing job offer guarantee provisions in the event of layoffs.

March 18, 2020

Workers Demand That Maximus Take More Proactive Steps to Protect Employees from Coronavirus

With the spread of COVID-19 across the country, call center workers at Maximus who are organizing to join CWA are demanding the company take immediate steps to protect their employees from COVID-19, including providing paid sick days without penalty and ensuring a safe workplace at every call center.

March 17, 2020

CWA Urges Congress to Pass P.A.I.D. Leave Act

CWA is urging the House and Senate to immediately pass a bill introduced today by Senator Murray, Senator Gillibrand, and Rep. DeLauro, the P.A.I.D. Leave Act, a comprehensive bill to provide all workers with paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.

March 16, 2020

CWA and Consumer Advocacy Groups Urge Broadband CEOs to Lift Data Caps and Waive Fees

CWA and consumer advocacy groups sent a letter today to major broadband CEOs urging them to lift data caps, waive data cap fees, and take other steps to help the American public stop the spread of coronavirus and facilitate access to essential communications services for all.

March 13, 2020

Tech Workers at App Developer Glitch Vote To Form Union and Join CWA Organizing Initiative

In a historic step forward for workers organizing in tech, employees at Glitch, a coding platform tool company, today won recognition for their union.