Press Releases

August 16, 2019

Nebraska Senators Pen Letter to Nokia EVP Demanding the Company Keep Its Commitment to Provide Health & Life Insurance to Omaha Retirees

Over the past year, CWA has been battling with Nokia to prevent the company from laying off all of the bargaining unit members and replacing its installers with subcontractors.

August 14, 2019

Public Interest and Labor Organizations Join Rural Groups’ Call for FCC Public Comments After Significant Developments on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

CWA partnered with several other organizations to file an ex parte summary of their August 12 Federal Communications Commission meetings.

August 14, 2019

Envoy Passenger Service Agents Approve First Collective Bargaining Agreement

The new agreement was reached with the involvement of the National Mediation Board after agents voted against ratification of an earlier tentative contract.

August 14, 2019

CWA Reacts to “Premature” FCC Draft Merger Order on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

A statement from Debbie Goldman, Research and Telecommunications Policy Director for CWA.

August 14, 2019

CWA Call Center Activists Reach $170,000 Overtime Settlement with General Dynamics Information Technology 

GDIT agreed to pay $170,000 to settle Fair Labor Standards Act claims brought by a number of CWA call center activists alleging that the company failed to pay proper overtime wages to customer service representatives at its call centers.

August 11, 2019

Union Contract for AT&T Workers in Southeast Expires, Potential Strike Looms

AT&T’s contract covering 22,000 workers in the Southeast region represented by CWA expired at midnight on Saturday, increasing the possibility of a strike, which union members have authorized by a 95% vote.

August 9, 2019

CWA Statement on Mass Raids in Mississippi

CWA statement in response to the raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Mississippi of a Koch Foods, Inc. plant in Morton and a Peco Foods, Inc. plant in Canton.

August 7, 2019

Statement of Claude Cummings on Mass Shooting in El Paso, Texas

"It’s not enough to point to elected leaders and say 'do something' before going on with our lives."

August 5, 2019

CWA Members Ratify New Contracts with AT&T Midwest and Legacy T

Communications Workers of America members in the Midwest and at AT&T’s national Legacy T unit have ratified four-year agreements covering 14,000 workers. The new agreements provide wage increases of 10.5% over the life of the contracts, cap health care costs and preserve jobs.

August 3, 2019

With Deadline Looming, Contract With AT&T Extended by One Week in Southeast

In the final hours before the current contract was set to expire on Saturday night, negotiators for CWA and AT&T agreed to extend the contract in the Southeast region for one week, until midnight on Saturday, August 10.