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April 18, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates for Envoy Air, Frontier Communications, AT&T Midwest, AT&T Legacy T and AT&T Southeast.

April 4, 2019 — News

Fighting for Workers in CWA District 7

At the CWA District 7 Conference this week in Minneapolis, Minn., CWA President Chris Shelton rallied CWA members to organize to build worker power!

March 28, 2019 — News

Congress Probes AT&T's Broken Promises on Jobs

When the Republican corporate tax cut bill was being debated, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was happy to make big promises to the American people that if it passed, AT&T would create thousands of new jobs.

March 28, 2019 — News

CWA Member Urges Senators to Act to Rein in Corporate Stock Buybacks

Since the passage of the Republican corporate tax cut bill, companies like AT&T have failed to raise wages for their employees, and have instead funneled their massive profits from the tax bill into stock buybacks that only benefit executives and large shareholders. 

March 27, 2019 — Press Release

At Congressional Hearing on Corporate Tax Cuts, CWA Calls for AT&T Accountability

CWA President Chris Shelton testified in front of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday about the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on working Americans and called on Congress to hold big corporations accountable for their failed promises to raise wages and create jobs with their tax windfalls.

March 18, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Welcomes Introduction of “No Tax Breaks for Offshoring Act”

The Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” created additional incentives and rewards for profits to be made overseas by allowing companies to pay significantly less of the corporate tax rate on profits earned abroad as they would in the United States, while also exempting certain types of overseas corporate investments from taxes entirely.

March 13, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Slams AT&T for Slashing Jobs After Proxy Reveals Skyrocketing Executive Pay

AT&T's proxy statement sent to shareholders this week reveals the company rewarded CEO Randall Stephenson with $29 million last year and paid out hefty bonuses to other executives.

March 7, 2019 — News

T&T Members Call for Job Security at AT&T

This week, hundreds of CWA members from the Telecommunications and Technologies (T&T) sector held an informational picket at AT&T's corporate office in San Antonio to call on the company to keep good, family-supporting jobs in their communities.

February 28, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T.

February 28, 2019 — News

Why is AT&T Closing Call Centers after Getting $20 Billion in Tax Breaks?

AT&T workers in Connecticut were joined on Monday by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other labor allies to speak out about AT&T's planned closure of several call centers.

February 26, 2019 — Press Release

Connecticut Workers Latest Victims of AT&T Job Cuts and Call Center Closings

AT&T’s own documents show that it eliminated 11,780 jobs in 2018 and is continuing to cut its workforce. The closures in Connecticut follow the company’s January announcement that it was closing its Syracuse, N.Y. call center.

February 21, 2019 — News

Where Are Those Wage Increases from the GOP Corporate Tax Cut?

In order to get the Republican corporate tax cut bill passed, many big businesses made big promises to workers that their wages would go up.

February 7, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information from AT&T Southwest, AT&T Midwest, and Altice.

February 7, 2019 — News

A New CWA Steward Training is in the Works!

AT&T and Cricket Wireless members from Locals 7708, 7750 and 7777, gathered in Denver, Colo., last week for the pilot of a new CWA STRONG Steward Training program.

January 31, 2019 — News

Building Worker Power in CWA District 9

At the CWA District 9 Leadership Conference, CWA President Chris Shelton rallied CWAers to channel the energy from the 2018 Midterm Elections into passing pro-worker legislation and more.

January 30, 2019 — Press Release

As AT&T Releases Q4 Earnings, CWA Denounces Ongoing Layoffs, Slashing of 11,000+ Jobs Since Tax Cut

Despite strong results AT&T is making deep cuts in its workforce. Today's report shows that AT&T has eliminated 11,780 jobs in 2018 alone. AT&T is also on track to pay out three-quarters of its 2018 profits to shareholders in the form of dividends and share buybacks. Members of the Communications Workers of America, who are bargaining with the company for a new contract in the Midwest and Legacy T units, have serious concerns about the company's gutting of good, family-supporting jobs.

January 10, 2019 — Press Release

Syracuse Call Center Latest Victim of AT&T Job Cuts and Call Center Closings

AT&T confirmed it is closing a 150-employee call center in Syracuse, New York. These are the latest job cuts from AT&T after it announced a round of layoffs including call center closures in Indianapolis (Ind.), Kalamazoo (Mich.) and Appleton (Wis.) in December and has cut 10,700 jobs since the tax bill passed.

January 10, 2019 — News

New Report: AT&T Has Cut More Than 10,000 U.S. Jobs Since Congress Passed the GOP Tax Bill

A new report released by CWA this week shows that despite receiving a $20 billion tax break from the Republican corporate tax cut bill, AT&T has eliminated more than 10,700 union jobs in 2018 alone.

January 7, 2019 — Press Release

Following AT&T’s Promise to Invest Tax Windfall in U.S. Workforce, Report Reveals AT&T Cut More Than 10,000 Us Jobs Since Congress Passed Tax Bill

While AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson once boasted that every $1 billion in tax savings will create “about 7,000 good jobs for the middle class,” the company has eliminated more than 10,700 union jobs in 2018 alone and has recently announced the closure of three more call centers in the Midwest.

December 20, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Envoy Air, AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, and the Casper Star-Tribune.

December 13, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, and Envoy Air.

December 6, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Envoy Air, Law360, AT&T Southwest, and A&T Midwest.

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.

November 16, 2018 — News

AT&T VTP Notification - 11/16/18

AT&T VTP Notification - 11/16/18