December 5, 2019

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

The CWA bargaining committee representing CenturyLink workers in Texas reached a three year tentative agreement with the company.

December 5, 2019

CWA and Dominican Union FEDOTRAZONAS Announce Solidarity Agreement to Build Worker Power

The two unions represent call center workers who are employed at many of the same companies or who work at vendors that handle customer service work for those companies. 

December 5, 2019

CWA Supports Global Day of Action to Stop Attacks on Activists in the Philippines

CWA members will participate in a global day of labor union action on December 10, International Human Rights Day, to protest the severe repression of labor union and other activists in the Philippines. 

December 5, 2019

U.S. Senators Urge GateHouse and Gannett to Recognize Workers' Unions

As two of the largest newspaper chains in the country, GateHouse and Gannett News, plan to merge, a number of U.S. Senators are fighting to ensure that company employees aren't left behind.

December 5, 2019

U.S. House Passes Bill to Prevent Violence in the Workplace

In a huge victory for working people, the U.S. House passed H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, by a vote of 251-158.

November 21, 2019

CWA President Chris Shelton Calls for Stronger Labor Standards in Trump's New NAFTA

He also called for a strong enforcement mechanism in the new NAFTA that covers all workers.

November 21, 2019

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants, members of AFA-CWA, voted Wednesday to authorize a strike.

November 21, 2019

9-1-1 Bill to Restore CWA Members' Collective Bargaining Rights Approved in Puerto Rico

After more than a year of intensive lobbying and solidarity from CWA Local 3010 members, the Puerto Rico Senate and House unanimously approved bipartisan legislation supported by CWA.

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

CWA Next Generation is Fired Up and Ready to Go in District 7!

Last week, CWA's Next Generation program and District 7 held a Next Gen Activist Training in Denver.

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.

November 14, 2019

CWA Leaders Attend 2019 Minority Leadership Institute

Thirteen CWA leaders participated in the 2019 Minority Leadership Institute last week.

November 14, 2019

CWA Launches New Programs for Veterans

On Veterans Day, CWA President Chris Shelton announced the CWA Veterans for Social Change program and a new National CWA Veterans Committee.

November 14, 2019

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

The latest information about what's happening at Hawaiian Airlines and Altice.

November 14, 2019

Making CWA STRONG at New Flyer

Members of CWA Local 7304 and allies held a CWA STRONG organizing blitz at New Flyer in Crookston, Minn.

November 13, 2019

Leading Observers Assess and Criticize T-Mobile “Un-Carrier” Announcements

Last week, T-Mobile announced three new “un-carrier moves,” but the announcements don’t hold up to close scrutiny.

November 7, 2019

Organizing Update

The latest organizing news at CWA.

November 7, 2019

CWA Members Put Pro-Worker Candidates over the Top in Local Elections

CWA members knocked on doors, made phone calls, and got out the vote to elect pro-worker candidates, including some of their fellow CWA members.

November 7, 2019

CWA Condemns Raid and Arrest of Union Organizer and CWA Ally in the Philippines

Military police raided the regional offices of several progressive and union organizations in Bacolod, Philippines, on Friday, arresting union organizer Mary-Anne Krueger and others.

November 7, 2019

Colorado CWAers Put Pressure on Republican Senator to Protect Jobs

Colorado CWA members dropped off almost 300 letters and postcards encouraging Republican Senator Cory Gardner to support three pieces of vital legislation.

November 5, 2019

CWA Statement on Trump’s Executive Order Taking Away Job Protections

A statement from Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton on Trump’s Executive Order stripping away job protections from federal government service contract workers.

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 31, 2019

American Prospect Highlights CWA's "Culture of Readiness" to Strike

The American Prospect last week published an in-depth piece called "Why We Wear Red on Thursdays" detailing how CWA for the past several decades has distinguished itself as a union that is willing to strike.

October 31, 2019

CWAers Featured at Progressive Strategy Summit

CWAers were featured at an event bringing together members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and activists from every corner of the progressive movement.