Press Releases

November 23, 2020

CWA Calls on Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to Impose Conditions on Frontier Bankruptcy

As the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) considers Frontier Communications of Connecticut (SNET)’s proposed bankruptcy reorganization plan, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) submitted an opening brief today asking the Authority to impose conditions to make sure the bankruptcy plan enables SNET to improve service quality for consumers and preserve good jobs in Connecticut.

November 17, 2020

Elliott Management Wanted to Make a Quick Buck at AT&T; It’s Time to Chart a New Path.

Elliott Management’s sale of its AT&T shares after one year shows that Elliott’s leadership was never interested in the long term success of AT&T, its workers, or its customers.

November 17, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Federal Call Center Contractor Maximus Sends Directive to Managers Not to Approve COVID-19 Leave Requests

Despite the national surge in COVID-19 cases, the giant federal healthcare contractor Maximus has now directed managers and supervisors to not approve any COVID-19 leave requests during the Open Enrollment Period.

November 16, 2020

CWA Opposes Verizon’s Attempt to Avoid Thorough Public Review of TracFone Acquisition

CWA filed FCC comments today [LINK] urging the Commission to deny Verizon’s request to give its proposed acquisition of TracFone "streamlined" review.

November 11, 2020

Standing up for Our Veterans and Our Democracy

Last week a record number of Americans participated in the most fundamental act in our democracy - voting. We are able to go to the polls and elect our leaders thanks to our veterans who, through their service to our country, have preserved and protected this freedom.

November 11, 2020

Communications Workers of America Endorses Rep. Andy Levin for Labor Secretary

In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden sent Tuesday, Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chis Shelton endorsed Michigan Congressman Andy Levin (D-09) for Labor Secretary, citing Rep. Levin’s strong credentials from the labor movement and passion for enhancing the lives of working people. CWA is the first union to endorse a cabinet member.

November 7, 2020

CWA President Chris Shelton's Statement on Biden's Win: The Work of Healing Our Country Can Now Begin

This election, held during a global pandemic and under a President who has refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power, has been like no other. Yet Americans responded with resolve, voting in record numbers.

November 4, 2020

CWA President Chris Shelton’s Statement on the Election Results: We Must Be Patient and Uphold Our Democracy

As expected, record-breaking voter participation and a large number of absentee ballots means that there is not yet a clear winner in the Presidential election.

October 29, 2020

Communications Workers of America and Michigan Leaders Rally With Build Back Better Michigan Tour in Support of Biden’s Broadband Initiatives

Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton and CWA members joined Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich) and Congressmen Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Andy Levin (MI-09) for a Biden campaign virtual rally to highlight how the Vice President’s plan to invest in broadband infrastructure would bring jobs to Michigan's communities, support education, empower workers, and close the digital divide.

October 21, 2020

Employees at Creative Agency Blue State Win Union Recognition With CODE-CWA

Seventy-five employees at creative agency Blue State won voluntary union recognition yesterday after a neutral third party verified that a majority of the workers had signed union authorization cards.