Press Releases

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

Communications Workers of America and Glitch Announce Voluntary Union Recognition

In a historic step forward for workers organizing in tech, Communications Workers of America Organizing Director Tom Smith and Glitch CEO Anil Dash announced that employees at Glitch will join CWA Local 1101. Glitch voluntarily recognized the union after it demonstrated that a strong majority of the workers supported joining CWA and authorized CWA to be their bargaining representative.

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.

March 13, 2020

Workers at Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile Demand Companies Take Proactive Steps to Protect Employees and Consumers from Coronavirus

As coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, workers launch public campaign to urge Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile to provide a safe workplace, quota relief and paid sick days without penalty.

March 11, 2020

T-Mobile Workers Still Need Freedom to Organize to Protect Jobs and Wages

Joining together in a union is the best way for workers to protect their jobs, wages, and other interests over the long run if the T-Mobile/Sprint merger proceeds.

March 10, 2020

Bipartisan Bill to Bring Call Center Jobs Back to the U.S. Garners More Legislator Support Than Ever Before

CWA announced that the United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act, introduced in the House by Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Mark Pocan (D-WI), with a companion Senate bill from Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), has reached more than 120 cosponsors in Congress — signaling a building wave of momentum for bringing back call center jobs in the U.S. 

March 4, 2020

Public Regulation Commission Rejects CenturyLink’s Attempt to Shirk Responsibility to Provide Service to New Mexicans

For the second time in the past four months, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) has rejected CenturyLink’s attempts to avoid its responsibility to provide quality residential telecommunications service to all New Mexicans.

March 4, 2020

Amid Contract Negotiations, CWA-Represented AT&T West Workers Slam Company for New Stock Buyback Announcement

AT&T’s President and Chief Operating Officer John Stankey announced yesterday that the company would purchase another $4 billion in stock buybacks next quarter, in addition to the $4 billion the company repurchased this quarter.