October 17, 2019

30,000 Jobs at Risk As Billionaire Takes Aim at AT&T

Billionaire Paul Singer's hedge fund Elliott Management has bought shares of AT&T and launched a campaign arguing for the company to cut costs by laying off workers.

October 17, 2019

Companies Putting Shareholders Ahead of Workers are Harming our Communities

CWAers briefed members of Congress and their staff this week on how the recent rise of stock buybacks is harming workers, communities, and the whole economy.

October 16, 2019

30,000+ Family-Supporting Jobs at Risk if AT&T Accepts Elliott Management’s Destructive Proposals

Research compiled by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) estimates that more than 30,000 family-supporting jobs will be at risk of elimination or a reduction in wages and benefits if AT&T’s leadership engages in the restructuring and divestitures proposed by Elliott Management and its CEO Paul Singer.

October 10, 2019

AT&T is Abandoning Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Just weeks after billionaire CEO Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corporation announced that it had acquired about 1% of AT&T and laid out plans to extract profits from the company by cutting jobs and selling off critical assets, AT&T announced its intention to sell off wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America, a company with a history of union-busting and job cuts.

October 3, 2019

CWA to AT&T Board and Investors: Reject Damaging Proposals from Elliott Management

Elliott Management purchased about 1% of AT&T's stock and announced plans last month to extract profits from the company by cutting jobs and selling off critical assets.

October 3, 2019

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

The latest bargaining information from AT&T Southeast and Nokia.

October 3, 2019

Organizing Update

The latest on who is working to join with CWA.

October 1, 2019

CWA Members Ratify New Contracts with AT&T Southeast

The new agreements provide wage increases of 13.25% over the life of the contracts, pension and 401(k) plan enhancements, improved job security and additional customer service positions.

October 1, 2019

Union Representing 100,000 AT&T Employees Writes To AT&T Board, Business Roundtable: Stick To Your Word, Reject Damaging Proposals From Elliott Management

In two letters publicly released today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is urging AT&T’s CEO, board of directors and largest investors and Business Roundtable to put a stop to controversial proposals from Elliott Management that CWA says will cut jobs and destroy long-term value and are the “archetype ploy of vulture capitalists.”

September 26, 2019

Successful AT&T Strike Shows that Workers Can't Rely on Empty Promises from CEOs

Some say the era of corporate accountability is here.

September 12, 2019

Corporate Raider Targets AT&T Workers

Vulture hedge fund Elliott Management is pushing for changes at AT&T that would lead to drastic job cuts.

September 11, 2019

AT&T Must Reject Elliott Management’s Outdated Corporate Raider Strategy that Destroys Jobs and Long-Term Value

This week, Elliott Management announced its plan to extract profits from AT&T by eliminating jobs and sending work to low-wage contractors, further enriching its billionaire founder and CEO Paul Singer. Adoption of these proposals will harm AT&T’s workers, customers and long-term investors, and the Communications Workers of America is firmly opposed to this strategy.

September 5, 2019

CWAers Build Global Solidarity to Lift Working Conditions for Everyone

As AT&T and other companies have cut thousands of U.S. customer service jobs, they continue to offshore work and rely on overseas contractors like Alorica.

August 30, 2019

New 5-Year Tentative Agreement at AT&T Southeast Includes Wage Increases, Improvements to Job Security

The new five-year agreement includes wage increases, pension and 401(k) plan enhancements, improved job security and additional customer service positions.

August 29, 2019

Striking CWA Members Push AT&T Southeast to Reach Deal

The action by CWA members was the largest private sector strike in the south in a decade

August 28, 2019

UPDATED: CWA Members Return to Work as Negotiators Strike New Deal with AT&T Southeast

Negotiators for the Communications Workers of America have reached a “handshake deal” with AT&T Southeast on a new collective bargaining agreement for more than 20,000 AT&T employees in nine states. CWA members returned to work at 1 p.m. EDT today after company representatives with authority to bargain came to the table on Monday.

August 26, 2019

American, Filipino AT&T Call Center Workers Meet in Manila, Demonstrate Global Solidarity Between Unions

A delegation of AT&T call center workers who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union met with leaders from the Unified Employees of Alorica (UEA) in Manila Friday in a show of solidarity.

August 23, 2019

Workers at AT&T Southeast to Strike Over Unfair Labor Practices

Communications Workers of America members at AT&T Southeast plan to go on strike at midnight over unfair labor practices committed by management during negotiations for a new contract.

August 15, 2019

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

The latest bargaining and mobilization news from General Electric, Envoy Air, AT&T Southeast, Denver Public Schools, and AT&T Mobility.

August 11, 2019

Union Contract for AT&T Workers in Southeast Expires, Potential Strike Looms

AT&T’s contract covering 22,000 workers in the Southeast region represented by CWA expired at midnight on Saturday, increasing the possibility of a strike, which union members have authorized by a 95% vote.

August 8, 2019

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

The latest information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, AT&T Southeast, and the Boston Globe Media Partners.

August 5, 2019

CWA Members Ratify New Contracts with AT&T Midwest and Legacy T

Communications Workers of America members in the Midwest and at AT&T’s national Legacy T unit have ratified four-year agreements covering 14,000 workers. The new agreements provide wage increases of 10.5% over the life of the contracts, cap health care costs and preserve jobs.

August 3, 2019

With Deadline Looming, Contract With AT&T Extended by One Week in Southeast

In the final hours before the current contract was set to expire on Saturday night, negotiators for CWA and AT&T agreed to extend the contract in the Southeast region for one week, until midnight on Saturday, August 10.

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.