June 4, 2020

Bargaining Update

CWA District 9 members voted last week to ratify a new four-year contract with AT&T West.

April 24, 2020

CWA President Chris Shelton’s Statement on AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson’s Retirement

Over the years, I have worked closely with Randall Stephenson on behalf of the 100,000 AT&T employees that CWA represents. While we have not always agreed, he understands the importance of union representation and has respected the collective bargaining process.

April 16, 2020

Our Chance to Put a Worker on AT&T's Board

CWA Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus Jeff Rechenbach has proposed that AT&T add an employee director to its Board.

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

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 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 4, 2020

Amid Contract Negotiations, CWA-Represented AT&T West Workers Slam Company for New Stock Buyback Announcement

AT&T’s President and Chief Operating Officer John Stankey announced yesterday that the company would purchase another $4 billion in stock buybacks next quarter, in addition to the $4 billion the company repurchased this quarter.

February 27, 2020

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Southwest Mobility, AT&T West, and Missouri 9-1-1 dispatchers.

February 22, 2020

CWA Reaches Tentative Agreement with AT&T Southwest Mobility

he Communications Workers of America (CWA) bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with AT&T on a new four-year contract for Southwest Mobility workers. The CWA AT&T Southwest Mobility contract covers technicians, call center customer support workers, and representatives at AT&T's retail stores in Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.

February 22, 2020

CWA Contract With AT&T Extended for Southwest Mobility Workers

The Communications Workers of America and AT&T have agreed to extend the AT&T Mobility Southwest contract, which was set to expire at midnight last night, February 21, 2020, until 11:59 pm on February 22, 2020 to allow additional time to resolve outstanding issues.

February 20, 2020

CWA-Represented AT&T Southwest Mobility Workers Authorize Strike Ahead of Contract Expiration

AT&T Southwest Mobility workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America, today authorized a strike, with a vote supported by 98% of workers. The strike authorization comes as CWA's contract with AT&T, covering more than 8,000 Southwest Mobility workers, is set to expire on Friday, February 21, 2020.

February 6, 2020

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

The latest information for AT&T Southwest Mobility, T-Mobile, and Hawaiian Airlines.

February 4, 2020

Negotiations Begin For Thousands Of CWA-Represented AT&T Southwest Mobility Workers

As contract bargaining opened today for over 8,000 AT&T Southwest Mobility employees, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) bargaining team emphasized the need for AT&T to negotiate an improved contract that includes wage and benefit increases and a commitment to keeping good, family-supporting jobs in the region. Workers set up informational picket lines at retail stores and call center locations across the region in support of the bargaining.

January 30, 2020

AT&T Continues to Break Its Promises to Workers and Customers

AT&T has cut over 37,000 jobs since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act went into effect two years ago.

January 29, 2020

AT&T Cuts More Than 37,000 Family Supporting Jobs Despite Promises of Job Creation

AT&T's 2019 fourth quarter earnings report shows that the company continues to cut jobs and reduce capital expenditures even as it announced record operating and free cash flow for 2019 and more than $5 billion in stock buybacks in the past four months.

January 23, 2020

CWA Urges FCC to Deny Sale of AT&T Mobility Units to Liberty Latin America

Because of LLA's strained financial position and track record of opposing workers' rights, the deal endangers jobs, harms workers, and threatens service quality.

January 22, 2020

Communications Workers of America Urges FCC to Deny Sale of AT&T Mobility Units to Liberty Latin America

The union says the transaction as currently structured threatens considerable harm to the public interest by endangering potentially hundreds of jobs, harming workers and threatening service quality.

December 12, 2019

Activists Protest AT&T's New Plan to Cut Labor Costs

Activists protested vulture hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer's plan to extract profits from AT&T by eliminating jobs and divesting critical assets.

November 21, 2019

CWAers Protest Paul Singer and Call for Billionaires to Pay Taxes

The protest took place ahead of a Manhattan Institute panel discussion Wednesday at noon on how the richest New Yorkers can fight new laws which would expand tenant protections.

November 21, 2019

Private Equity is Destroying Local News and Putting AT&T Jobs at Risk

NewsGuild-CWA President Bernie Lunzer submitted written testimony to the House Financial Services Committee for a hearing Tuesday on private equity.

October 31, 2019

AT&T Reports More Job Cuts, Massive Stock Buyback Plan

As part of this week's quarterly earnings report, AT&T revealed that it had cut employment by 5,950 jobs during the third quarter of 2019, bringing the total cuts at AT&T since the corporate tax cut went into effect in January 2018 to 33,778.

October 28, 2019

AT&T’s New Financial Plan Caters to Wall Street and Leaves Customers and Employees Behind

AT&T unveiled a new three-year plan focused on boosting share prices. The company’s commitment to spend free cash flow on stock buybacks, appoint new directors to its board, and review its portfolio with an eye toward selling off parts of its business puts the concerns of a few wealthy shareholders above serving customers by investing in the network and its employees.

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.