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January 17, 2019 — News

Tell Congress: It's Time for a Fair and Functioning Democracy

Ask your member of Congress to support the For the People Act to ensure a fair and functioning democracy for us all.

January 17, 2019 — News

Texas CWA Members Urge Legislators to Protect Call Center Jobs

CWA members from across the state came to the Texas Capitol to build support for a bill to help stop businesses from outsourcing Texas call center jobs.

January 17, 2019 — News

CWA Urges California Public Utilities Commission to Reject T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

At a series of public hearings on the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merge, CWA members and allies have been highlighting how the merger would hurt California workers and consumers.

January 17, 2019 — News

If You're a New Yorker, It's Now Easier to Vote!

Thanks to the hard work of CWA members and retirees to bring new leadership in the state legislative chambers, legislators passed a much-needed wave of voting reforms.

January 17, 2019 — Press Release

The T-Mobile/Sprint Jobs Pledge in New York is Insufficient and Misleading

While the companies’ new jobs commitment is a small step in the right direction and an acknowledgment that job loss concerns are directly relevant to the public interest standard used to review the transaction, the commitment is misleading. The companies’ pledge would still allow job cuts for authorized dealers, who comprise nearly 70 percent of the retail workers potentially affected by the merger in New York.

January 10, 2019 — News

House Democrats Take Action to Restore Democracy for Working People

As their first piece of legislation in the new session of Congress, House Democrats are introducing a comprehensive bill to restore our democracy and end corruption.

January 10, 2019 — News

Minnesota Commerce Department Calls on Frontier Communications to Fix Service Issues

The Minnesota Commerce Department issued a new investigative report this week finding that Frontier Communications has failed to provide adequate, reliable phone and internet service to its Minnesota customers.

January 7, 2019 — Press Release

Citing 1,705 New York Jobs at Risk and Higher Consumer Prices, CWA District 1 Calls on NY Public Service Commission to Deny T-Mobile and Sprint Merger as Currently Structured

Detailed economic analysis by CWA has shown that the proposed merger, as presently constructed, would eliminate 1,705 jobs in New York and 30,000 jobs nationwide.

January 4, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Supports For the People Act’s Bold Action to Reclaim Our Democracy for Working Families

Yesterday’s introduction of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, demonstrates that the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives understands the need for fundamental reform of our political system.

December 20, 2018 — News

MN CWA LPAT Coordinator Honored for Outstanding Labor Leadership

Minnesota CWA LPAT coordinator Mona Meyer has been recognized as an Outstanding Labor Leader by both the Minneapolis and St. Paul Regional Labor Federations.

December 18, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Calls on Incoming Ways and Means Chair to Investigate AT&T During Tax Oversight Effort

In a letter to Congressman Richard Neal the CWA notes that AT&T broke several promises to the American people and its workers by eliminating good, middle-class jobs -- after it lobbied for the tax bill on the premise of creating jobs and raising wages.

December 13, 2018 — News

CWA Calls on Congress to Remake our Democracy by Passing H.R.1

CWA joined a diverse coalition in support of the comprehensive package of democracy reforms that House Democrats have committed to bring to the floor as the first order of business in the new Congress.

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 29, 2018 — News

How Working People Can Win the Fight Against Corporate Power

In remarks at this week's Democracy Initiative Annual Meeting, CWA President Chris Shelton urged attendees to take on the power of corporate interests in our political system to build a system that represents all of our interests.

November 29, 2018 — News

CWA Calls for Congressional Hearings on Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

CWA sent a letter this week calling on Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) to hold hearings in early 2019 on the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.

November 16, 2018 — Press Release

CWA District 1 Calls on NY Public Service Commission to Deny T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Petition

In their new filing to the NY PSC, CWA District 1 highlights that the companies fail to meet the public interest standard and details four areas of significant detriment to the public interest in New York if the merger proceeds.

November 15, 2018 — News

More Election Wins for CWAers!

Election Day may be over, but the wins for CWAers and all working families keep rolling in as election results are finalized!

November 15, 2018 — News

New Video: Our U.S. Mail is Not for Sale

More than 550,000 postal workers currently benefit from a union contract.

November 14, 2018 — Press Release

Is T-Mobile’s New FCC Filing and New Economic Argument a Bad Sign for Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger?

The filing appears to largely abandon the company’s previous economic claims that the merger would accelerate nationwide 5G build-out, help bring high-speed broadband to rural America, and make T-Mobile into a super maverick, “Un-Carrier” competitor.

November 9, 2018 — Press Release

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Pens Letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker Urging Good Faith Negotiations with Envoy Passenger Service Agents

Rep. Green’s letter reiterates concern he voiced earlier this year when he joined 80 members of Congress who called on American Airlines to support living wages for Envoy passenger service agents.

November 8, 2018 — News

Big Wins for Working Families in Midterm Elections!

CWAers across the country won major victories for working people on Election Day, electing strong pro-worker candidates who will change the face of Congress and beyond.

November 7, 2018 — Press Release

CWA-Backed Candidates Win Big on Election Day

The Communications Workers of America’s intense multi-pronged political program, combined with a year-long effort to highlight the failed promises of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, made the difference in some of the most competitive races of the 2018 midterm election. Tuesday’s results are a defining moment for pro-worker progressives who will change the face of Congress, state houses and hundreds of local and municipal offices from coast-to-coast.

November 1, 2018 — News

Iowa CWAers Vote to Keep Their Union!

All 21 Iowa CWA public sector bargaining units have voted overwhelmingly to keep their union.

November 1, 2018 — News

New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill to Protect Call Center Jobs

CWA members have been fighting to pass similar call center legislation at the federal level and in numerous states.