Press Releases

September 2, 2021

Labor, enviro coalition to GE: Build wind turbines in Schenectady

An environmental, community, and labor union coalition including workers at General Electric is launching a major public information advertising campaign, calling on New York lawmakers and GE to choose a sustainable future by investing in green manufacturing jobs in Schenectady.

August 20, 2021

CWA Statement on the AFL-CIO’s New Historic Leadership Team

The appointment of Liz Shuler as the next president of the federation, and United Steelworkers International Vice President Fred Redmond as secretary-treasurer is welcome news to all CWA members and the entire labor movement.

August 17, 2021

CWA Statement on Proposed Sale of Lumen Technologies Assets to Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Lumen Technologies has announced plans to sell its operations in 20 Midwest and Southeast states. CWA will be active in the regulatory review process to preserve good jobs for its members and quality service for consumers.

August 12, 2021

CWA Secures Commitments to Protect Lifeline Customers in Proposed Verizon-TracFone Deal, Withdraws Objections with FCC

Verizon’s pledge to preserve affordable rates and continue existing services follows a lengthy campaign by CWA and public interest allies.

August 10, 2021

CWA Applauds Historic Broadband Infrastructure Agreement

The U.S. Senate’s passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which will invest $65 billion in our country’s broadband network, is welcome news to the millions of Americans who do not have affordable high-speed internet service.

August 6, 2021

Center for Biological Diversity Recognizes Employee Union After Card Check

The Center for Biological Diversity recognized its new employee union, Workers for Biological Diversity/CWA, following a union card count showing that 68% of the eligible workers support joining the union.

August 5, 2021

CWA Mourns the Passing of AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka

The entire CWA family mourns the passing of AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka.

July 20, 2021

Lumen Technologies’ Broadband Deployment Discriminates Against Lower-Income & Tribal Areas, According to New Report from Communications Workers of America and National Digital Inclusion Alliance

With 39% of households in Lumen’s footprint lacking access to broadband, CWA and NDIA demand Lumen invest in next-generation networks and highly-skilled union workforce.

July 15, 2021

Unions Allege Severe Violations of Workers’ Rights at Eyewear Giant Luxottica

National and international labor groups today filed a complaint under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises alleging severe violations of workers’ freedom of association rights at the Luxottica manufacturing and distribution center in McDonough, Georgia.

July 9, 2021

CWA Supports Provisions in President Biden’s Executive Order on Competitiveness that Empower Workers and Promote Internet Access

In his Executive Order on Competitiveness, President Joe Biden once again puts workers front and center.