CWA President Pens Letter to Biden Urging Him to Appoint Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair, Debbie Goldman as Commissioner at the FCC
In a letter sent this week, CWA President Chris Shelton is urging President-elect Joe Biden to appoint Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as Chair and Debbie Goldman as Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Lumen Technologies Announces that They Will Only Give Martin Luther King Day off to Non-Union Employees
Lumen Technologies, formerly known as CenturyLink, recently informed its employees that while non-union workers are being given Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday, union members will not be.
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.
CWA, Public Knowledge, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Next Century Cities, Common Cause, and the Greenlining Institute Warn FCC That AT&T’s DSL Shutoff Will Leave Thousands of Consumers Without a Broadband Option
In the wake of AT&T’s recent announcement that it will discontinue DSL sales nationally and disconnect 160,000 DSL customers, CWA, Public Knowledge, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Next Century Cities, Common Cause, and the Greenlining Institute submitted a filing today to the FCC warning that the FCC’s deregulatory agenda leaves the agency powerless to protect Americans from losing critical broadband connections during the pandemic.
Labor unions representing healthcare workers, telecoms workers, teachers, transit operators and millions of other frontline workers joined with environmental groups today to sue the federal government over its failure to provide adequate reusable respirators, N95 masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment to these essential workers.
Donald Trump’s Erratic and Impulsive Refusal to Discuss COVID Relief Creates Unnecessary Hardship for Working Families
By declaring that his administration will not discuss a COVID relief package until after the election, Donald Trump has shown the American people where his priorities lie.
3 new reports released today by the Communications Workers of America, the Economic Policy Institute, and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance describe how profit-driven corporations have left communities without access to next-generation fiber networks and eliminated good jobs, with a spotlight on AT&T.
Last week, AT&T announced plans to close 320 company-owned AT&T Mobility retail stores in November and December, disrupting the employment of over 1,600 workers during the holiday season.
With each appointment to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump has selected judges that have a track record of ignoring the concerns of working people in favor of giving more power and control over our lives to corporations. He has also selected judges that have put party loyalty above legal precedent and norms. Amy Coney Barrett fits that model.
CWA, Filipino-American, and Human Rights Groups Applaud Newly-Introduced Philippine Human Rights Act
The Communications Workers of America (CWA), The Malaya Movement, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) and Kabataan Alliance held a Zoom press conference about the recent introduction of the Philippine Human Rights Act (H.R. 8313), led by Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) and cosponsored by 19 other representatives in response to the increasingly dangerous actions of the Duterte regime to punish and execute trade unionists and activists.
Elected officials from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana released letters Wednesday calling on AT&T to suspend job cuts and offshoring in order to support America’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. These letters follow a July request from a group of U.S. Senators, including Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), demanding answers from AT&T about projected job cuts.
The Communications Workers of America issued a statement supporting the introduction of S. 4634, the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act.