July 2, 2020

Without Extension of CARES Act Payroll Support, Mass Layoffs are Inevitable

Last week, labor leaders sent an urgent letter to Congressional leadership calling for the Payroll Support Program (PSP) in the CARES Act to be extended through March 31, 2021.

July 2, 2020

Bargaining Update

CWA District 6 announced this week that it has reached a contract extension agreement with AT&T Southwest.

July 2, 2020

House Democrats Pass Infrastructure Bill Containing Strong Broadband Provisions

"The only thing that can keep us connected to our families, friends, and communities while staying safe during a pandemic is an internet connection," said CWA President Chris Shelton.

July 2, 2020

Calling All Artists and Activists – Help #ProtectOurVote

While COVID-19 cases continue to rise in states across the country, too many states lack the resources to ensure safe and accessible voting this fall.

June 30, 2020

CWA and AT&T Southwest Reach Agreement in Early Contract Extension Negotiations

Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 6 has reached a contract extension agreement with AT&T Southwest in early contract negotiations.

June 25, 2020

Organizing Update

The latest news in CWA Organizing.

June 25, 2020

Bargaining Update

New Jersey State Workers are voting on a Job Security Agreement negotiated with Governor Murphy that District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor called "the best in the country."

June 25, 2020

CWAers Celebrate Juneteenth with Livestream Featuring Union Leaders

From poverty to policing practices to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in Black communities, as union members, we must begin discussing ways to dismantle racism.

June 25, 2020

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Expand Broadband Infrastructure

CWA President Chris Shelton thanked the Members of Congress for introducing a bill that includes many provisions important to CWA members, including strong labor protections.

June 25, 2020

Election Update

The pandemic did not stop CWA members from phonebanking and volunteering to get out the vote for the pro-worker candidates.

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 18, 2020

CWA Applauds Supreme Court Decision Banning LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

This week, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that firing someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

June 18, 2020

CWA Members Testify to Pass Whistleblower Protection Bill

Thanks to testimony from CWA members, the Colorado legislature passed a bill barring employers from taking disciplinary action against employees who report workplace safety issues during a public health crisis.

June 18, 2020

CWA Represented on Independent Mexico Labor Expert Board

Dan Mauer has been appointed to monitor Mexico's implementation of the labor standards established in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

June 18, 2020

CWAers Call for Just Cause Protections for Essential Workers

In a new ad, CWAers are calling for the New York City Council to pass the Essential Workers Bill of Rights.

June 18, 2020

Public Sector Members Across the Country Mobilize for HEROES Act, Urgent State and Local Government Aid

As the COVID-19 public health crisis persists, state and local government budgets are beginning to be squeezed because of lost revenues.

June 18, 2020

Join Us for a Juneteenth Celebration: Workers Rise Up for Black Lives

The event will stream live on Facebook at 6 pm EDT/ 5 pm CDT/4 pm MDT/3 pm PDT.

June 16, 2020

Instead of Cutting Jobs, AT&T Must Lead the Recovery

AT&T has informed the Communications Workers of America of its plans to cut over 3,400 technician and clerical jobs across the country over the next few weeks. In addition, the company plans to permanently shutter over 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores, impacting 1,300 retail jobs.

June 15, 2020

CWA Applauds Supreme Court Decision Banning LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

Today’s historic 6-3 Supreme Court decision affirms that firing someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This ruling provides clarity and comfort for millions of LGBTQ working people in the United States who are not covered by anti-discrimination provisions in state and local laws or union collective bargaining agreements.

June 11, 2020

CWA President Chris Shelton: We Must Win Elections

In his keynote address to CWA's Virtual Legislative-Political Conference on Monday, CWA President Chris Shelton discussed our national economic, health, and racial justice crises and the importance of this fall's elections.

June 11, 2020

CWAers Stop Work to Take a Stand Against Racism and Police Violence

Many members stopped work for 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds.

June 11, 2020

NewsGuild-CWA and District 2-13 Denounce Racist Management Decisions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Last week, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Reporter Alexis Johnson posted a tweet deemed controversial by management. Top editors quickly took steps to remove her from covering stories related to the protests in Pittsburgh.

June 8, 2020

Statement denouncing racist management decisions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A joint statement from Jon Schleuss, President of The NewsGuild-CWA, and Ed Mooney, Vice President of CWA District 2-13.

June 4, 2020

Bargaining Update

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