Press Releases

May 13, 2019

AT&T Cut over 23,000 Jobs Since Congress Passed Tax Bill

A new analysis of AT&T’s March proxy statement and annual report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) shows the telecom company eliminated 23,328 jobs since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed in late 2017, including nearly 6,000 in the first quarter of 2019.

May 9, 2019

Despite Promises on Jobs, AT&T Announces California Layoffs

Despite promises to use its enormous tax savings to create “7,000 high-paying, really good jobs,” AT&T this week announced additional layoffs across California.

May 2, 2019

At Verizon’s Shareholder Meeting, Workers to Call for Accountability in Verizon Supply Chain

Workers to confront board and executives on retail store and call center union-busting, failure to address abuses in warehouse sector. Unions to call for corporate governance reform, rejection of CEO pay package.

April 10, 2019

CWA Statement on House Open Internet Vote

CWA believes that we need clear, enforceable rules to protect a free and open internet.

March 27, 2019

At Congressional Hearing on Corporate Tax Cuts, CWA Calls for AT&T Accountability

CWA President Chris Shelton testified in front of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday about the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on working Americans and called on Congress to hold big corporations accountable for their failed promises to raise wages and create jobs with their tax windfalls.

March 26, 2019

CWA Raises Concerns About U.S Trade Agreement Model at Congressional Hearing

CWA members have increasingly seen their jobs offshored, generally to countries where workers are denied human rights and not paid a decent wage. Cross-border collective bargaining and other reforms are needed to build a new pro-worker model.

March 26, 2019

Annual Report Suggests AT&T Paid No Cash Income Taxes in 2018 and Slashed Capital Investments

In the same year AT&T cut a staggering number of jobs and closed call centers throughout the U.S., the company may not have paid cash income taxes. In fact, AT&T says that after refunds, it enjoyed a net tax rebate of $354 million.

March 20, 2019

At Shareholder Meeting, Call Center Workers Send Clear Message: Maximus, Respect Our Right to Organize!

Maximus workers attended the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Reston to call on Maximus to respect their right to organize free from fear, intimidation, and interference.

March 19, 2019

Facebook Agrees to Sweeping Reforms to Curb Discriminatory Ad Targeting Practices

A historic civil rights settlement was announced with Facebook today encompassing sweeping changes that the tech giant will make to its paid advertising platform to prevent discrimination in employment, housing, and credit advertising.

March 18, 2019

CWA Welcomes Introduction of “No Tax Breaks for Offshoring Act”

The Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” created additional incentives and rewards for profits to be made overseas by allowing companies to pay significantly less of the corporate tax rate on profits earned abroad as they would in the United States, while also exempting certain types of overseas corporate investments from taxes entirely.