Press Releases

August 2, 2019

CWA President Emeritus Morton Bahr Dies at 93

Morton Bahr, who led the Communications Workers of America during the most turbulent years of the communications industry and made the union a powerful force for working people, died on Tuesday, July 30 at age 93.

August 2, 2019

CWA Reacts to Texas Joining State Attorneys General Lawsuit Seeking to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Nothing in the announced divestiture deal remedies the concerns about the T-Mobile/Sprint merger being anti-competitive and harmful to both consumers and workers.

August 1, 2019

CWA Welcomes Senator Warren’s Ambitious and Pro-Worker Trade Vision

Senator Warren’s trade plan would eliminate the Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision from future deals, prioritize labor rights enforcement, promote real environmental standards, and empower workers to have a real seat at the table in shaping trade policy.

July 26, 2019

CWA: Divestiture Agreement with DISH Creates New T-Mobile Customer, Not a New Competitor

CWA also released the following assessment of the announced divestiture deal and implications.

July 24, 2019

As AT&T Releases Q2 Earnings, CWA Denounces Slashing of 27,000+ Jobs Since Tax Cut

The report today shows that AT&T has eliminated 27,828 jobs since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, cutting 4,500 jobs in Q2 of this year alone.

July 19, 2019

Statement from Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton on President Trump’s announcement that Eugene Scalia is his new pick for Secretary of Labor

“It’s no surprise that President Trump’s new pick for Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia, has a long record of representing big business at the expense of working people."

July 18, 2019

CWA Thanks U.S. House for Passing Bill to Raise the Minimum Wage

Today, the U.S. House passed H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which would increase the minimum wage over the next six years until it reaches $15 an hour in 2025.

July 17, 2019

Statement of Claude Cummings on Donald Trump’s Racist Attack on Congresswomen of Color

It’s past time to be surprised or even disgusted when Donald Trump displays his overt racism. His attack on women of color honorably expressing their views and values as duly elected officials isn’t Trump’s first display of racial hate. It won’t be his last.

July 17, 2019

CWA President Chris Shelton's Statement on Donald Trump's Latest Twitter Tantrum

Donald Trump is a racist. We don't need many words to say it. Just as he doesn't have any words to deny it. We will do everything we can to remove this abomination from the White House in 2020.

July 15, 2019

After Bipartisan Momentum in States, House Call Center Bill Gains Supporters Across Ideological Spectrum

At the state level, call center legislation has passed in both Democratic and Republican-controlled legislatures in 2019.