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May 16, 2019 — News

Worker Gets CEO to Agree that Verizon Wireless Workers Have a Right to Join Unions

Jennifer Womack, a Verizon Wireless call center worker in Irving, Texas, took a brave stand to confront Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg and ask him point blank, once and for all: why is Verizon so scared of workers joining a union?

May 16, 2019 — News

New York CWA Members Lobby in Albany for Safe Staffing and Protecting Call Center Jobs

CWAers flooded the New York capitol building with red this week for a huge lobby day!

May 2, 2019 — Press Release

At Verizon’s Shareholder Meeting, Workers to Call for Accountability in Verizon Supply Chain

Workers to confront board and executives on retail store and call center union-busting, failure to address abuses in warehouse sector. Unions to call for corporate governance reform, rejection of CEO pay package.

January 17, 2019 — News

Verizon Wireless Exposed for Union-Busting

As wireless workers build power in their industry, Verizon Wireless is showing that it's terrified at the idea of workers joining together to have a voice in the workplace.

January 10, 2019 — News

Building Worker Power Across the Wireless Industry

Wireless workers including CWAers from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile gathered in Miami for the 2019 CWA Wireless Workers Leadership Conference.

December 20, 2018 — News

CWAers Stand with XPO Workers to Call for Change

CWA members across the country stood in solidarity with workers at XPO, joining actions with the Teamsters at Verizon stores in more than 10 cities around the country.

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.

December 6, 2018 — News

CWAers are Fighting for Call Center Jobs in New Jersey

Last week, the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee held a hearing on the New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act.

September 27, 2018 — News

CWA Stands with International Call Center Workers

When all workers join together, we can improve working conditions for everyone.

September 20, 2018 — News

Workers Come Together for Good Jobs in the Wireless Industry

Wireless call center and retail workers from around the country convened in Hilliard, Ohio, last week to discuss strategies across workplaces and form a plan to demand better from the wireless industry.

September 6, 2018 — News

New Report: More than 142,000 Jobs Offshored Under Trump

Good Jobs Nation released a new report revealing that despite Donald Trump's campaign promises, the offshoring of American jobs by U.S. corporations has increased to record levels on Trump's watch.

September 6, 2018 — News

CWA Joins Coalition Calling on AT&T and Verizon to Cut Ties with Anti-Worker ALEC Organization

In August, CWA joined more than 70 government reform, civil rights, labor, environmental, and advocacy organizations to urge the largest corporate funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to cut ties with the organization.

August 30, 2018 — News

Brooklyn Verizon Wireless Workers Vote to Stick with the Union

The company was hoping for a decertification in Brooklyn to slow the growing movement of Verizon Wireless workers across the country who want to join together to improve their working conditions.

August 16, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, Verizon, and Consolidated Communications.

August 10, 2018 — Press Release

Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon

The agreement, which extends the contracts through August 5, 2023, will deliver an 11.2% wage increase over the additional four years and covers over 34,000 Verizon workers, including call center workers, and central office and field technicians.

July 19, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for Verizon, Frontier Communications, and AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T.

July 19, 2018 — News

Organizing Update

Last week, workers at the Verizon Wireless retail store in Hazleton, Pa., voted to join together in a union.

July 19, 2018 — Press Release

Workers See Continued Gains In New Four-Year Deal With Verizon

Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement on a four year extension of the current contract, which was set to expire in August 2019.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWA Statement on Janus Decision: CWA Members Are Ready to Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled 5-4 in Janus vs. AFSCME to side with corporate special interests and harm the ability of public sector workers to collectively bargain.

June 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement on Janus Decision: CWA Members are Ready to Fight

Today’s Supreme Court decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case marks a sad day for all working people and continues a long campaign by corporate interests and right wing groups to restrict our ability to stand together.

June 8, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Applauds FCC Action to Protect Consumers from Unauthorized Wireless Charges

"Wireless and VoIP customers are entitled to the same protections as those using traditional landline service."

June 7, 2018 — News

New Report: Big Corporations Are Engaging in Massive Wage Theft

A new report from Jobs with Justice finds that many large corporations have boosted their profits by engaging in wage theft.

June 5, 2018 — Press Release

Verizon Leaves Communities Behind by Closing Wireless Stores in West Virginia and Kentucky

Verizon Wireless closed four retail stores in West Virginia and one in Kentucky, turning the operation of the stores over to a third-party contractor.

May 24, 2018 — News

New Executive Paywatch Report: More for Them, Less for Us

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made a whopping $28 million in 2017.