March 27, 2020

CWA Statement on Passage of Economic Stimulus Bill to Respond to COVID-19 Crisis

Thanks to House and Senate Democrats, the legislation passed today to respond to the COVID-19 crisis is much improved for working families.

March 27, 2020

Workers, Supported by CWA, Call on Maximus to Meet with Organizing Committee Immediately to Address COVID-19 Crisis

As Maximus continues to take inadequate precautions to protect its employees at large federally contracted call centers, the workers who are organizing to join CWA are calling on Maximus CEO Bruce Caswell and senior leadership to immediately meet (via video) with their organizing committee to address the safety precautions the company must take to protect its workers, their families, and our communities from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

March 26, 2020

CWA COVID-19 Response Update – March 26, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis spreads and deepens across the world, we know that you are concerned about your health and safety on the job and about the possibility of layoffs and furloughs.

March 26, 2020

In Memoriam – March 26, 2020

CWA has established a memorial page for members who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

March 26, 2020

We Need To Use The National Defense Production Act NOW

CWA members are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Shortages of N95 respirators, surgical masks, latex gloves, and other protective equipment leave essential workers at risk of infection.

March 26, 2020

Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill But More Remains to Be Done to Help Working People

CWA legislative activists have been engaging with their members of Congress and Senators to make sure that the coronavirus emergency relief bill addresses the needs of working people, not just CEOs and Wall Street.

March 26, 2020

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T West and Altice.

March 26, 2020

CWA Alerts Elliott Management Investors About Hedge Fund’s Underperformance, Divestment by University of California Endowment and Pension Fund, and AT&T Job Cuts

The Communications Workers of America have sent a letter to Elliott Management's investors calling attention to the fund's underperformance in 2019 and a recent decision by the University of California endowment and pension fund to exit Elliott.

March 25, 2020

Statement from CWA President Chris Shelton on Airlines Provisions in Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Package

The coronavirus economic stimulus package agreement reached in the U.S. Senate that includes $25 billion in grants for airlines to keep employees on payroll through September 30. Shame on any airline that does not take this opportunity to provide stability for its workers and their families during this time of fear and uncertainty.

March 25, 2020

CWA Statement on AT&T Employee Bonus Announcement

Our members are doing incredible work under extraordinary circumstances, and the bonus pay we negotiated with AT&T recognizes that work. We have also worked together to reach agreements for enhanced safety procedures and sick and family leave protection for all CWA-represented AT&T workers.

March 22, 2020

CWA President Chris Shelton Statement in Response to the Senate Republican Stimulus Bill

The GOP stimulus bill as introduced is a monumental failure by a shameless group of privileged politicians who have no idea what working people are going through.

March 21, 2020

CWA Reaches Tentative Agreement with AT&T West

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with AT&T on a new four-year contract for AT&T West workers. The tentative agreement provides for pay raises, affordable healthcare, and increased pension benefits. It also maintains existing job offer guarantee provisions in the event of layoffs.

March 20, 2020

CWA Urges Government and Elected Officials to Provide Real Relief for Airline and Transit Workers

On Thursday, CWA President Chris Shelton joined with leaders of all the unions that represent workers at American Airlines and American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to send a letter calling on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Congressional leaders to take steps to protect the airline industry as a whole, American Airlines, and its employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

March 19, 2020

A message from President Shelton on the COVID-19 Pandemic

This crisis is unprecedented, and CWA members are on the front lines doing the work necessary to keep people informed, connected, and safe during this difficult time.

March 19, 2020

CWA Urges Congress to Pass P.A.I.D. Leave Act

"Nobody should be forced to go to work while sick or capable of spreading a disease during a pandemic," said CWA President Chris Shelton.

March 19, 2020

CWA and Consumer Advocacy Groups Urge Broadband CEOs to Lift Data Caps and Waive Fees

These steps are in order to help the American public stop the spread of the novel coronavirus and facilitate access to essential communications services for all. 

March 19, 2020

Workers Demand That Maximus Take More Proactive Steps to Protect Employees from Coronavirus

These steps include providing paid sick days without penalty and ensuring a safe workplace at every call center.

March 19, 2020

Illinois CWAers Help Families in Need

Members of the CWA Unified Council of Illinois helped box food at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help families.

March 19, 2020

Union Plus COVID-19 Benefits

CWA members participating in various Union Plus programs may be eligible for additional assistance related to COVID-19.

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Safety and Reporting

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect communities across the globe, CWA leaders are engaging with employers to ensure that they are providing CWA members with comprehensive safety and prevention measures in an environment that encourages open and free communication without fear of reprisal or negative impacts on pay or continued employment.

March 19, 2020

Organizing Update

Workers at Glitch, Frontier Communications, and The Roanoke Times vote to join with CWA.

March 19, 2020

Political Update

The latest on CWA's political endorsements in Georgia and Illinois.

March 18, 2020

Workers Demand That Maximus Take More Proactive Steps to Protect Employees from Coronavirus

With the spread of COVID-19 across the country, call center workers at Maximus who are organizing to join CWA are demanding the company take immediate steps to protect their employees from COVID-19, including providing paid sick days without penalty and ensuring a safe workplace at every call center.

March 17, 2020

CWA Urges Congress to Pass P.A.I.D. Leave Act

CWA is urging the House and Senate to immediately pass a bill introduced today by Senator Murray, Senator Gillibrand, and Rep. DeLauro, the P.A.I.D. Leave Act, a comprehensive bill to provide all workers with paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.