Press Releases

May 25, 2021

Verizon Continues Attempts to Avoid Accountability for TracFone Deal

Verizon is once again attempting to avoid public accountability by pressuring the Federal Communications Commission to rush the review of its proposed acquisition of TracFone.

May 24, 2021

NEW REPORT: University of Colorado System Used COVID-19 Pandemic to Make Deep Cuts, Impacting Education Quality and Employee Wages

The University of Colorado System (CU) used the COVID-19 pandemic to make a series of drastic budget cuts – oftentimes masked as financial imperatives – that were passed on to their workforce.

May 24, 2021

NELP Report: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Intentionally Suppressed Wages for Tens of Thousands of Federally Contracted Call Center Workers

A new report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) released today reveals the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has suppressed wages for federally contracted call center workers.

May 24, 2021

NEW REPORT: University System of Georgia Job Cuts Disproportionately Impacted Black Employees, Service and Clerical Workers and Part-Time Faculty During COVID-19 Pandemic

Black employees, service and clerical workers, and part-time faculty across the 25 University System of Georgia (USG) institutions analyzed disproportionately had their jobs cut during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 18, 2021

CWA Calls for Scrutiny of AT&T's Warner Media/Discovery Deal

Citing concerns about the impact on workers in the media sector, the Communications Workers of America is calling for greater scrutiny of AT&T’s plan to spin off its Warner Media division and combine it into a new company with Discovery.

May 4, 2021

On Heels of Worker Dissent and Protests, Shareholders Vote Down GE CEO Larry Culp's Pay Package

General Electric employees staged a protest at the front door of the GE headquarters in Boston.

May 4, 2021

Frontier Communications Refusing to Offer Equal Pay and Guaranteed 40-Hour Work Week to its Navajo and Hopi Workers

Over a year after a small unit of Frontier Communications workers on the Navajo Nation in Arizona & New Mexico voted to form a union with CWA in the face of an aggressive, expensive union busting campaign from the company, they are still stuck at the bargaining table trying to come to an agreement on a first contract with the Connecticut-based telecom.

April 29, 2021

CWA Strongly Opposes “Red-Tagging” of Labor Activists in the Philippines

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) are standing up for workers in the Philippines, especially leadership and members of our partner BIEN, an organization working to organize workers in the call center industry, who are facing brutal tactics from the Duterte administration including “red-tagging” and other severe injustices. We call on the companies who utilize contractors or directly employ workers in the Philippines to also condemn these actions.

April 28, 2021

CWA Members Are Ready to Help Realize President Biden’s Vision of a New Age of Progress for America

The Communications Workers of America are looking forward to working with the Biden Administration to make sure that front line workers are at the table to share their expertise in broadband buildout, manufacturing, aviation, public service, and other industries that are critical to realizing the President's vision.

April 27, 2021

CWA Applauds Biden’s Executive Order Raising the Minimum Wage for Hundreds of Thousands of Workers

President Biden’s executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 will transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers who have been earning poverty wages for far too long.