May 12, 2022

Worker Power Update

On Monday, at a White House event attended by CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced a program that will make high speed broadband more affordable for millions of Americans.

April 21, 2022

Promoting Trade Policy that Prioritizes Workers

On Tuesday, CWA Legislative Specialist Elena Lopez testified at a U.S. International Trade Commission hearing, stressing the impact that offshoring facilitated by unfair trade policies has on workers.

March 31, 2022

Worker Power Update

Building Broadband Better in CWA District 1 and more.

February 17, 2022

“Don’t Split Us Up”: IUE-CWA Members Hold Valentine’s Day Actions Urging General Electric to Invest in America

Workers demonstrating at GE’s headquarters in Boston delivered a set of four national demands to the company.

January 27, 2022

IUE-CWA Members in Massachusetts Fight GE’s Offshoring and Outsourcing

Despite receiving over $315 million in new taxpayer funds through the National Defense Authorization Act, General Electric has announced that it will be cutting jobs at its facility in Lynn, Mass.

December 23, 2021

Shelton Outlines Stakes for IUE-CWA Workers at GE as Company Splits into Thirds

In an op-ed in Fortune, CWA President Chris Shelton outlined what is at stake for workers at General Electric following the announcement that it plans to split into three separate companies.

December 22, 2021

More Than 120 National Audubon Society Workers Across 11 Regions Vote to Form Union with Communications Workers of America

More than 120 workers across 11 regions at the National Audubon Society voted overwhelmingly in favor of forming a union with the CWA in a string of official National Labor Relations Board elections last week, joining their colleagues in the organization’s national headquarters as members of CWA.

October 8, 2021

CWA-PHEW: Jobs Report Highlights Urgent Crisis Facing America’s Public Sector Workforce

The Labor Department released its September jobs report, showing that America’s public sector workforce lost 123,000 jobs last month, on top of the hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs that have been lost since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 30, 2021

It’s Time for GE to Bring Jobs Home

IUE-CWA members, along with a coalition of labor, environmental, trade, and veterans groups, launched a national campaign last week calling on General Electric to reinvest in domestic manufacturing jobs in green energy, military, and commercial aviation.

September 29, 2021

National Coalition Launches “Bring It Home GE” Campaign; Calls on General Electric To Invest Big in American Manufacturing, Stop Offshoring

A national coalition of labor, environmental, trade and veterans groups launched a nationwide campaign this week calling on manufacturing giant General Electric to heed the Biden administration’s call to “Build Back Better” by reinvesting in domestic manufacturing jobs in green energy, military, and commercial aviation.

September 16, 2021

Tell Congress to Pass the Build Back Better Act

CWA members across the country will be mobilizing to ensure that Congress passes the Build Back Better Act which will create jobs, cut taxes, lower costs for working families, and make it easier for workers to join unions.

September 2, 2021

IUE-CWA Members Launch Campaign for Good Green Jobs in Schenectady

A coalition of environmental groups, community advocates, and IUE-CWA members launched a public awareness campaign this week calling on elected leaders and General Electric to bring needed economic investment and good green union jobs to Schenectady, N.Y.

June 24, 2021

CWA Member Speaks Out During Roundtable Discussion with Vice President Harris

On Monday, Mapbox worker Jenn Chow joined Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh for a roundtable discussion as part of the Biden administration’s Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment.

June 17, 2021

U.S. Trade Policy Should Encourage "A Race to the Top" for Workers

Last Thursday, U.S. Trade Rep. Katherine Tai addressed the importance of worker-centered trade in a historic speech.

May 13, 2021

CWA Launches 5G Technician Brigade

CWA technicians from all over the country joined a training last month to learn how to engage their local governments to advocate for transparency and accountability in their local permitting processes.

April 22, 2021

CWA and Community Leaders Tell GE: Reinvest in Good Union Jobs Now

On April 15, more than 100 labor leaders, lawmakers, environmental activists, and allies called on General Electric (GE) to stop outsourcing and offshoring American jobs.

April 22, 2021

Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Pocan Introduce the End Outsourcing Act to Bring Back American Jobs

The act would use the federal tax code and federal grants, loans and contracts to stop the outsourcing of American jobs.

April 1, 2021

Infrastructure Bill Will Create Good Union Jobs

President Joe Biden announced his plan to rebuild our country, create millions of good, union jobs in the United States, and make sure that corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

February 4, 2021

IUE-CWA Members and Community Allies Call for Walmart to Tell Supplier to Cancel Plans to Ship LED Bulb Manufacturing to China

Over the weekend, IUE-CWA members and community allies held rallies at Walmart stores across the country to call on the corporation to act immediately to prevent workers from losing 80 factory jobs.

February 4, 2021

Tell the Senate to Confirm our Union Brother Marty Walsh

Confirmation hearings for President Biden's pick for Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, have begun, and we need your help to push him over the line.

January 28, 2021

Workers at GE-Savant Lighting Plant Fight to Keep Jobs In Bucyrus, Ohio

Workers at the GE-Savant lighting facility in Bucyrus, Ohio, are fighting for their jobs after the company issued a WARN notice informing workers they intend to move the LED residential light bulb line out of the facility to China.

January 28, 2021

Biden Takes Executive Action to Create Jobs, Raise Wages, and Protect Workers

On Monday, President Biden issued an executive order to update and strengthen Buy American requirements for federal spending.

January 25, 2021

Joe Biden’s Buy American Order Will Close Loopholes and Create Jobs in Manufacturing and Services

Today President Biden issued an executive order to update and strengthen Buy American requirements for federal spending. Current regulations create loopholes that allow companies to offshore jobs and undermine the intent of the law.