Press Releases

May 29, 2020

Statement from the CWA Executive Board on the Need to Dismantle the Racism that Plagues Our Communities

As we reach a tragic milestone of 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19, we find ourselves confronting the other plague that has been rampaging through our communities since long before the pandemic: Racism.

May 29, 2020

NABET-CWA and NewsGuild-CWA Condemn Arrests of CNN Crew While Covering Minneapolis Protests

A joint statement from NABET-CWA and the NewsGuild-CWA on the arrests of CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, producer Bill Kirkos, and photojournalist Leonel Mendez while they were covering protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

May 22, 2020

Cardin Introduces Legislation to Protect CWA Members’ Jobs and our Communities from Unsafe “One-Touch-Make-Ready” Policy

Yesterday, Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) introduced a new bill to clarify that the FCC’s “one-touch, make-ready” (OTMR) rules do not supersede collective bargaining agreements, a win for CWA members who have been fighting against the unsafe OTMR policy for years.

May 22, 2020

CWA Endorses Joe Biden for President

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has endorsed Joe Biden for President. In a letter to the union’s Executive Board recommending the endorsement, CWA President Chris Shelton said that Biden is “someone who will walk the walk when it comes to fighting for workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively.”

May 15, 2020

The Heroes Act Protects and Compensates Essential Workers

The Heroes Act is an important next step in our country’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, providing compensation and critical health and safety protections for workers.

May 12, 2020

Unions Urge Congress to Include Universal Access to Broadband in Pandemic Response

Leaders of CWA, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are urging Congress to include affordable, universal access to broadband in future legislation that addresses the coronavirus pandemic.

May 8, 2020

Senators Booker, Brown, Cardin, Gillibrand, Sanders, and Warren Call on Maximus CEO Bruce Caswell to Meet with Workers’ Organizing Committee 

Six senators led by Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter today to Maximus calling on the company to respond to workers’ demands to meet with their organizing committee. The letter is co-signed by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

May 6, 2020

CWA Condemns Philippine Government’s Shutdown of Broadcast Network that was Critical of Duterte

CWA is strongly condemning the Philippine government’s shutdown this week of ABS-CBN, the country’s largest broadcast network.

May 5, 2020

As T-Mobile/Sprint Merger is Finalized, T-Mobile is Closing Stores and Holding In-Person Anti-Union Meetings During a Pandemic

As wireless workers provide essential support during the COVID-19 pandemic, T-Mobile has engaged in an intense union busting campaign at a store in Del Rio, Texas where workers are seeking to organize with CWA. A T-Mobile manager from Laredo has driven three hours to the store multiple times to meet with the workers indoors for captive audience meetings to pressure them to vote against union representation.

May 4, 2020

As GE Shareholders meet and President Trump Tours Honeywell Facility, IUE-CWA Members Protest Job Offshoring with Pickets at GE Facilities, Trump Properties

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 members of the Industrial Division of the Communications Workers of America (IUE-CWA) will hold protests, standing six feet apart, at General Electric (GE) facilities. They will also appeal directly to President Trump with banners outside of Trump owned golf courses and hotels.