Press Releases

July 20, 2020

CWA Mourns Passing of Congressman John Lewis

The accomplishments of Congressman John Lewis are legendary. His courage and determination in the face of some of the most brutal racist attacks any person has ever endured inspired generations of activists and leaders, including thousands of CWA members. He truly understood the connection between labor rights and civil rights.

July 20, 2020

CWA Members to Spotlight AT&T’s Pattern of Discriminatory Behavior in Memphis Protest, Demand Protections for Black Lives

AT&T workers and other members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union will hold a socially distanced protest as part of the national Strike for Black Lives Monday afternoon outside an AT&T Mobility Call Center in Memphis, Tenn. The AT&T call center workers will be joined by their colleagues from the AT&T Mobility warehouse and retail stores in Memphis, along with other local union members and community groups.

July 10, 2020

Trump’s Capricious and Cruel Guidelines Put International Students and their Families at Risk

The decision by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to revoke the visas of degree-seeking international students if their institutions move to online instruction in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has no purpose other than to advance President Trump’s radically isolationist agenda.

July 6, 2020

Democratic Senators Raise Concerns with AT&T on Job Cuts

In a letter sent late last week to AT&T CEO John Stankey, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with seven other senate Democrats, demanded answers about AT&T’s recently announced job cuts.

July 1, 2020

House Democrats Pass Infrastructure Bill Containing Strong Broadband Provisions

Today, the House of Representatives passed an infrastructure bill, the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), containing strong provisions to expand broadband access, make it more affordable, and create and protect good jobs across the country.

June 30, 2020

CWA and AT&T Southwest Reach Agreement in Early Contract Extension Negotiations

Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 6 has reached a contract extension agreement with AT&T Southwest in early contract negotiations.

June 25, 2020

Aviation Labor Leaders: Without Extension of CARES Act Payroll Support Program, Mass Layoffs Inevitable

Unions are calling on lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP) in the CARES Act through March 31, 2021.

June 23, 2020

T-Mobile Has Already Begun Backpedaling from Its Commitments on 5G, Jobs

T-Mobile has asked the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to roll back several conditions that the CPUC imposed when approving the company’s merger with Sprint in April.

June 16, 2020

Instead of Cutting Jobs, AT&T Must Lead the Recovery

AT&T has informed the Communications Workers of America of its plans to cut over 3,400 technician and clerical jobs across the country over the next few weeks. In addition, the company plans to permanently shutter over 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores, impacting 1,300 retail jobs.