January 20, 2022

CWA President Chris Shelton Named to Telecommunications Interagency Working Group

CWA President Chris Shelton has been named by Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh as the labor organization representative on the 12-person Telecommunications Interagency Working Group (TIWG).

January 14, 2022

CWA President Chris Shelton Named to Telecommunications Interagency Working Group

Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton has been named by Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh as the labor organization representative on the 12-person Telecommunications Interagency Working Group (TIWG). The TIWG was established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to develop recommendations to address the workforce needs of the telecommunications industry as part of the Act’s historic investments in broadband.

January 6, 2022

New Program Makes Internet Connectivity More Affordable for Households

As part of our Build Broadband Better campaign, CWA members ensured that the recently passed, bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act included funding to build high-speed internet with skilled union labor.

August 30, 2021

One Year After T-Mobile/Sprint Merger, Fewer Stores, Fewer Jobs and Higher Prices

A year after the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, an analysis by the Communications Workers of America shows that T-Mobile has closed 24% of its corporate-owned stores. The number of authorized dealer stores has also declined by 11%.

August 19, 2021

Proposed Sale of Lumen Technologies Assets Must Preserve Good Jobs

In a statement released this week on the proposed sale of Lumen Technologies assets to Apollo Global Management, CWA Vice Presidents Lisa Bolton and Brenda Roberts pledged to fight to protect jobs.

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 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.

July 8, 2021

Communications Workers of America Launches ‘Build Broadband Better’ Campaign to Ensure Affordability and Widespread Deployment by Qualified Union Workers

(CWA) has launched the “Build Broadband Better” campaign to ensure that the funding results in affordable, reliable broadband for all Americans and creates good union jobs.

July 1, 2021

CWA Members in Minnesota Fight CenturyLink/Lumen’s Attempt to Eliminate Service Quality and Call Answering Time Requirements

Service quality rules protect customers, particularly those in areas where the company has failed to deploy fiber.

July 1, 2021

FCC Acting Chairwoman Discusses Broadband With CWA Members

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel held a virtual fireside chat to discuss how the FCC is addressing the pressing need for affordable, reliable broadband service.

June 17, 2021

Discuss Broadband With FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel

Join us on June 29 at 7:30 pm ET for a virtual fireside chat.

April 12, 2021

With Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Promising Nationwide Broadband Access and Good Jobs, Communications Workers of America Launches Multi-State Effort to Regulate Broadband, Close Digital Divide

CWA has launched an ambitious multi-state effort to pass state legislation that would establish public utility commission oversight of broadband in public safety, network resiliency and consumer protection.

February 18, 2021

You Shouldn’t Need to Run a $10,000 Ad to Get Quality Internet Access

This week at a congressional hearing, CWA President Chris Shelton testified on the failure of telecom companies to upgrade their networks and called on Congress to take action to expand broadband access.

January 25, 2021

CWA Applauds Appointment of Jessica Rosenworcel as Interim FCC Chair

With the appointment of Jessica Rosenworcel as the interim chair of the Federal Communications Commision, Joe Biden has turned to an experienced leader with a steady hand.

December 17, 2020

CWA Calls on Teleperformance to Ensure Worker Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

Teleperformance is the world's largest call center service provider, operating in 80 countries and providing services to some of the largest brands and companies on the planet, including AT&T.

December 10, 2020

Combating Misinformation About 5G Networks

According to a new policy brief from Local Progress, the telecommunications industry has used misleading messaging to push cities to deploy 5G networks.

October 29, 2020

CWAers Rally Around Joe Biden's Plan to Push Companies to Build Out Broadband with Union Workers

On Wednesday, CWA members participated in a town hall centered around the need for federal funding for broadband.

October 29, 2020

Many Americans Still Don't Have Internet Access — Congress Must Help

The nation is facing challenges as the digital divide has been thrown into the spotlight during the pandemic.

October 15, 2020

CWA Urges New Mexico Supreme Court to Uphold State Oversight of CenturyLink

In February, the NMPRC approved a hearing examiner's recommendation to reject CenturyLink's claim that it should be exempt from regulation.

October 8, 2020

CWA Exposes AT&T's Failures on Broadband and Good Jobs

New reports that expose how AT&T has left communities without access to next-generation fiber networks and eliminated good jobs received wide media and political attention this week.

August 21, 2020

Nokia Bargaining Report #71

The Bargaining Team met with the Company Bargaining team this morning to further our discussion on the future of the bargaining unit.

June 18, 2020

AT&T is Using the Pandemic as an Excuse to Cut Thousands of Jobs

Despite the pandemic forcing many to work from home and rely more heavily on communications services, AT&T is cutting thousands of technician and clerical jobs across the country over the next few weeks.

June 4, 2020

Union Presidents: Congress Must Make Broadband Access a Top Priority

In an op-ed published in The Hill this week, several union leaders wrote about the need for Congress to prioritize universal broadband access in the COVID-19 response.

May 14, 2020

Universal Access to Broadband is Needed to Support Critical Services During the Pandemic and Create Jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has made something clear that CWA members have known for a long time: millions of families in the United States do not have access to affordable, reliable broadband internet connections.