Press Releases

August 30, 2019

New 5-Year Tentative Agreement at AT&T Southeast Includes Wage Increases, Improvements to Job Security

The new five-year agreement includes wage increases, pension and 401(k) plan enhancements, improved job security and additional customer service positions.

August 28, 2019

UPDATED: CWA Members Return to Work as Negotiators Strike New Deal with AT&T Southeast

Negotiators for the Communications Workers of America have reached a “handshake deal” with AT&T Southeast on a new collective bargaining agreement for more than 20,000 AT&T employees in nine states. CWA members returned to work at 1 p.m. EDT today after company representatives with authority to bargain came to the table on Monday.

August 26, 2019

American, Filipino AT&T Call Center Workers Meet in Manila, Demonstrate Global Solidarity Between Unions

A delegation of AT&T call center workers who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union met with leaders from the Unified Employees of Alorica (UEA) in Manila Friday in a show of solidarity.

August 23, 2019

Workers at AT&T Southeast to Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices

Communications Workers of America members at AT&T Southeast plan to go on strike at midnight over unfair labor practices committed by management during negotiations for a new contract.

August 19, 2019

Presidential Candidates Support MAXIMUS Workers’ Fight to Form A Union

The candidates expressed their support as MAXIMUS National Organizing Committee members met over the weekend in Richmond, Virginia.

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

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 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.