October 10, 2019

Arizona CWAers Building Worker Power!

Last week, CWA members and retirees participated in several events and actions.

September 19, 2019

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

CWA members at CenturyLink in District 7 ratified a new agreement with the company this week.

July 3, 2019

CWAers Push for New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to Take Action on CenturyLink’s Service Quality

A CWA staff rep testified about how the company is jeopardizing service quality and posing significant safety hazards.

May 23, 2019

CWA Asks New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to Adopt Strong Standards for CenturyLink

CWA is asking the Commission to adopt strong quality of service and consumer protection rules to protect New Mexico customers' access to basic telecommunications services.

May 17, 2019

CWA Calls for New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to Take Action on CenturyLink’s Failure to Maintain its Copper Infrastructure

CWA District 7 filed comments with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission documenting how the company’s lack of investment, understaffing, and unreasonable metrics have contributed to CenturyLink’s failure to maintain its copper infrastructure and how it is jeopardizing service quality and posing significant safety hazards to utility employees and the public.

April 4, 2019

Fighting for Workers in CWA District 7

At the CWA District 7 Conference this week in Minneapolis, Minn., CWA President Chris Shelton rallied CWA members to organize to build worker power!

September 27, 2018

New T-Mobile Hire is Another Reminder of Jobs at Risk in Proposed Merger with Sprint

T-Mobile has hired former CenturyLink executive Sunit Patel to help oversee its proposed merger with Sprint.

September 26, 2018

“A Giant Warning Sign” - T-Mobile Hiring of Former CenturyLink Executive Another Reminder of Jobs at Risk in Proposed Merger with Sprint

Sunit Patel was previously Chief Financial Officer at CenturyLink, where he helped to oversee the company’s merger with Level 3. Following that merger, CenturyLink laid off approximately 1,000 employees, two percent of its workforce.

June 21, 2018


Twelve CWAers from CenturyLink, members of CWA Locals 7101 and 7102, gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, in early June for a two-day combined stewards' training and CWA STRONG organizing training.

May 3, 2018

CenturyLink Announces Layoffs Despite Massive Tax Windfall

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress promised that corporations would use their tax cuts to invest in American workers by raising wages and create jobs. Instead corporations like CenturyLink have continued to outsource jobs, lay off workers and abandon their responsibilities to communities across our country.

February 1, 2018

CenturyLink Cancels Worker Bonus, Gives Top Executives $$$$

Top executives at CenturyLink are leaving the working people who have built the company behind by cancelling bonuses and merit pay and eliminating their jobs.

July 20, 2017

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining updates for Frontier Communications, CenturyLink, and AT&T Mobility.

June 22, 2017

CenturyLink Workers Ratify New Contract

CenturyLink workers voted with a strong majority to ratify an agreement with CenturyLink that extends the current contract by 3 years.

April 6, 2017

District 7 CWA Members Rally at AT&T Mobility Stores

District 7 CWA leaders focused on ways to make CWA STRONG, joined solidarity actions at two AT&T Mobility stores, and held bargaining unit meetings covering AT&T Mobility; Public, Healthcare and Education Workers; Telecommunications and Technologies, and CenturyLink.

February 18, 2016

Remarks of CWA President Chris Shelton to T&T Leadership Conference

CWA President Chris Shelton spoke with Telecommunications & Technologies activists attending the T&T sector leadership conference.

January 14, 2016

Organizing Update

CenturyLink technicians, Element Mobile employees, and Cricket wireless workers join CWA.

September 8, 2015

Phoenix approves Google Fiber operating license, potentially challenging CenturyLink, Cox Communica

Google Fiber has gotten approval from Phoenix's City Council to light up its 1 Gbps service in the city, should it decide to come there - paving a potential new challenge to incumbent telco CenturyLink and cable operator Cox Communications.

September 4, 2015

CenturyLink restores toll-free number service following nationwide outage

A nationwide outage on CenturyLink's landline phone network, which impacted all toll-free numbers hosted by the telco, has been restored.

September 2, 2015

CenturyLink promotes Ring to SVP of global field operations

CenturyLink has promoted Duane Ring to Senior Vice President of Global Field Operations, overseeing the telco's growing data center and cloud services business lines.

September 2, 2015

CenturyLink reaches nearly 50 percent of former Qwest households with 40 Mbps

CenturyLink said that it has continued to make progress in upgrading its existing copper network in the former Qwest serving territory, making it possible for nearly 50 percent of area non-rural customers to get up to 40 Mbps services.

August 31, 2015

XO invades CenturyLink's turf by extending fiber into 100 Salt Lake City buildings

XO Communications has completed the expansion of its on-net fiber building reach project in the Salt Lake City area with the addition of nearly 100 new buildings, making it a more competitive threat to area incumbent telco CenturyLink.

August 31, 2015

CenturyLink sees cable as an emerging SIP trunking competitor

CenturyLink is aware that Comcast Business, Charter and other cable operators are going to be a bigger threat in the SIP trunking segment of the business services market as more businesses ditch their TDM-based PRI lines and analog PBXs for IP-based hosted services.

August 27, 2015

CenturyLink accepts $500M in CAF II funds, plans to extend broadband to 1.2M rural households

CenturyLink is accepting $500 million in the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), enabling it deliver broadband services to about 1.2 million rural households and businesses in 33 states over the next six years.

August 27, 2015

CenturyLink to cut 150 workers in Colorado, sets focus on managing expenses

CenturyLink announced that it has let go nearly 150 employees in Colorado, or 2.5 percent of its workforce, from the company.