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December 6, 2018 — News

Facing Public Pressure, AT&T, Verizon Pull Funding from Anti-Worker Organization

CWA joined more than 70 organizations to urge the largest corporate funders of ALEC to cut ties with the organization.

October 29, 2018 — Press Release

We Must Rededicate Ourselves to the Fight for Justice

Events of the past week have shaken our nation. Violent extremists have targeted African-Americans, Jewish Americans and political leaders, and the Trump administration has declared its intention to dehumanize transgender and gender non-conforming members of our communities.

September 20, 2018 — News

CWA Sues Facebook for Gender Discrimination on Job Ads

CWA, the ACLU, and Outten & Golden LLP filed charges this week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender.

September 18, 2018 — Press Release

Class Action Bias Charges Target Facebook and 10 Employers for Excluding Women from Receiving Job Ads on Facebook

The ACLU, Outten & Golden LLP, and the Communications Workers of America filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender by targeting their job ads on Facebook to male Facebook users only, excluding all women and non-binary users from receiving the ads.

August 23, 2018 — News

CWAers Build Working Class Power at Human Rights Conference

CWA members from across the country gathered in New Orleans last week for the 2018 Civil and Human Rights Conference.

July 5, 2018 — News

CWAers Join Rally to End Inhumane Treatment of Immigrant Families

CWA activists rallied this week at Chicano Park in San Diego to demand an end to the inhumane mistreatment of immigrant families at our borders.

July 2, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Members Will Join Today's #FreeOurFuture Rally in San Diego

CWA activists are proud to join members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, MiJente and other immigrant rights advocates to demand an end to the inhumane mistreatment of immigrant families at our borders.

June 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings, Jr. on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

"We are deeply dismayed and appalled by the Supreme Court’s majority decision to ignore Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and uphold a proclamation camouflaged by so-called national security reasons."

June 22, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Condemns Family Separations and Indefinite Detention Policy

While President Trump's executive order puts a stop to these separations for the time being, it also directs immigration officials to detain families indefinitely -- another inhumane practice.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings on Trump Administration Policy to Separate Children from Parents Seeking Safety and Asylum in America

There is no greatness in tearing children from the arms of mothers and fathers. Warehousing children in caged enclosures and in tent cities under a 100-degree sun is no act of greatness. Ripping families apart who are fleeing hardship and death is an act of terror and the antithesis of greatness.

May 25, 2018 — News

Statement of Claude Cummings, Jr. on NFL Owners' Effort to Mandate Standing During the National Anthem

With their policy requiring players to stand during the playing of our national anthem, NFL owners are failing to grasp how individual thought, freedom of speech and the fundamental right to disagree are essential to our free society.

May 17, 2018 — News

CWAers Join Poor People's Campaign to Fight Inequality

CWAers and retirees are joining tens of thousands of people across the country to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.

May 16, 2018 — News

AFA-CWA Survey Reveals Widespread Harassment of Flight Attendants

More than two-thirds of Flight Attendants in the U.S. have experienced sexual harassment during their flying careers, according to a new survey released by AFA-CWA.

March 22, 2018 — News

T-Mobile Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Heads to Trial

Last week, a judge ruled that a sexual harassment case brought by a former T-Mobile worker can proceed to trial in a federal court.

January 18, 2018 — News

2018 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Eight hundred social justice activists, union members, people of faith, elected officials, and others gathered this week for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil and Human Rights Conference.

January 12, 2018 — Press Release

Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on President Trump and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day right around the corner, the recent remarks from President Trump show why our resolve to realize and reclaim Dr. King’s dream must be stronger than ever.

January 4, 2018 — News

Groundbreaking AT&T Wireless Agreement Extends Gender Identity Protections to Tens of Thousands of Workers

In a precedent-setting tentative agreement for AT&T wireless workers, workers have won the widest-reaching protections for transgender employees of any telecom industry contract.

January 4, 2018 — News

CWAers Fighting for Democracy

CWA took part in the Democracy Initiative (DI) Annual meeting, a convening of the 60+ partner organizations of the DI to plan for 2018 and beyond.

October 26, 2017 — News

CWA Makes Our Voice Heard at AFL-CIO Convention

The AFL-CIO Convention this week focused on how working people can "join together, fight together, and win together."

October 26, 2017 — News

Unforgettable Experiences at the MLI Program

Participants from CWA's Minorities-Leadership Institute (MLI) gathered this week in Washington, DC.

September 7, 2017 — News

CWA: Trump's Move on Dreamers is Cruel and Mean-Spirited

CWA's statement on the Trump administration’s decision to terminate DACA.

August 31, 2017 — News

North Carolina CWAers Gather for "Fight Forward" Training

CWA members participated in a "Fight Forward" training to learn how to build power through local activism and mobilization.

August 13, 2017 — Press Release

We Cannot Tolerate the Resentment and Division Pulling Our Nation Apart

Statement by CWA Vice President Claude Cummings, head of CWA's Human Rights Program.

August 13, 2017 — Press Release

CWA: We Reject the Hatred and Bigotry of White Supremacists

Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the shameful actions in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend