May 28, 2020

CWA Endorses Joe Biden for President

CWA has endorsed Joe Biden for President, citing his strong record of fighting for workers' rights to organize and bargain collectively.

May 22, 2020

CWA Endorses Joe Biden for President

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has endorsed Joe Biden for President. In a letter to the union’s Executive Board recommending the endorsement, CWA President Chris Shelton said that Biden is “someone who will walk the walk when it comes to fighting for workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively.”

May 21, 2020

Heroes Act Would Protect and Compensate Essential Workers, but Republicans Are Going to Block It

The bill contains provisions that would support employment for CWA members and allow them to continue to serve their communities.

May 21, 2020

New York CWAers Call for Corporations and Elected Officials to #ProtectAllWorkers

Members of CWA Local 1102 in New York participated in a car procession this week alongside workers and members of the community to demand corporations and elected officials #ProtectALLWorkers.

May 21, 2020

NewsGuild Launches "Save The News" Campaign

The new advocacy campaign makes the case that local newsrooms must be included in future federal recovery efforts to support essential industries.

May 21, 2020

AFL-CIO Sues OSHA for Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers

The AFL-CIO has filed a petition to compel OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard to protect U.S. workers against COVID-19.

May 15, 2020

The Heroes Act Protects and Compensates Essential Workers

The Heroes Act is an important next step in our country’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, providing compensation and critical health and safety protections for workers.

May 14, 2020

Universal Access to Broadband is Needed to Support Critical Services During the Pandemic and Create Jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has made something clear that CWA members have known for a long time: millions of families in the United States do not have access to affordable, reliable broadband internet connections.

May 14, 2020

Trump's Labor Secretary Encourages Employers to Report Workers Who Fear Contracting COVID-19

Scalia issued a new guidance this week on COVID-19-related unemployment insurance urging states to have employers report workers for refusing to return to their jobs.

May 12, 2020

Unions Urge Congress to Include Universal Access to Broadband in Pandemic Response

Leaders of CWA, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are urging Congress to include affordable, universal access to broadband in future legislation that addresses the coronavirus pandemic.

May 7, 2020

Workers Take Action Around May Day

The latest news from IUE-CWA members at General Electric, Maximus call center workers, and Missouri State workers.

April 30, 2020

Trump Administration Exempts Worker Pay Requirements in CARES Act

CWA President Chris Shelton joined with six other labor union leaders to raise the alarm about procedures that the Trump Administration has put in place that waives the requirement for large businesses to use federal aid from the CARES Act to keep 90% of their employees on payroll.

April 30, 2020

CWA Endorses Texas State Senator Royce West for U.S. Senate

For almost 30 years, Senator West has worked side-by-side with CWA to protect and defend the rights of workers to organize for better wages, benefits, and working conditions in the state of Texas.

April 30, 2020

Join Us to Discuss Essential Work During the COVID-19 Crisis

Join CWA President Chris Shelton, CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, and CWA frontline workers tomorrow, May 1, at 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT for a Facebook Live discussion.

April 27, 2020

Leading Labor Unions Blast Trump Administration for Skirting CARES Act Payroll Requirements

In letter to Sens. Schumer and Brown and Speaker Pelosi, seven labor unions sound the alarm that Trump Administration is exploiting loopholes in CARES Act at the expense of working families.

April 23, 2020

Workers Memorial Day: Protect Our Rights, Protect Our Lives

April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, when we remember workers killed or injured on the job and renew our commitment to fight for strong safety and health protections.

April 23, 2020

Congress Should Not Use COVID-19 Recovery Money to Fund T-Mobile's Merger Commitments

CWA and other advocacy groups sent a letter this week calling on Congress to ensure that T-Mobile does not receive COVID-19 recovery funding.

April 23, 2020

168 Members of Congress Call for Electronic Union Representation Elections

Reps. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Penn.) sent a letter on Monday signed by 168 Members of Congress calling for funding to enable the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold union elections electronically in the next coronavirus stimulus bill.

April 23, 2020

We Are Always Essential Town Hall Call

Senator Elizabeth Warren is joining CWA members and essential workers from unions across the labor movement for a "We Are Always Essential" town hall call on Saturday, April 25.

April 16, 2020

Warren and Khanna Introduce Essential Workers Bill of Rights to Protect and Compensate Frontline Workers

The Bill of Rights includes many of the policies that CWA has identified as essential for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 16, 2020

Trump Administration Decision on Airline Grants Will Hurt Frontline Workers

"The Treasury Department's decision to transform direct payroll aid into a loan program creates a terrible precedent and endangers workers' careers."

April 16, 2020

Report Shows Major Corporations Back Campaign to Block Federally Coordinated Medical Supplies

President Trump has thus far refused to use the full power of the DPA to ensure that hospitals and frontline workers have the supplies they need to protect themselves and the public.

April 16, 2020

We're Calling on Congress to Act NOW to Protect our Democracy!

As we navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we must take measures to protect public health while maintaining the integrity of our electoral system.

April 16, 2020

CWAers Rally In Support of COVID-19 Frontline Workers

CWA members and a coalition of labor unions and community organizations rallied at hospitals, labs, and home healthcare centers across Western N.Y.