July 29, 2021

Legislative Update

The latest information on legislation which may effect CWA and its members.

July 15, 2021

Unions Allege Severe Violations of Workers’ Rights at Eyewear Giant Luxottica

National and international labor groups today filed a complaint under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises alleging severe violations of workers’ freedom of association rights at the Luxottica manufacturing and distribution center in McDonough, Georgia.

July 1, 2021

Organizing Update

The latest information about who is voting to join with CWA.

June 17, 2021

Rep. Wild Reintroduces Philippine Human Rights Act to Stop Attacks on Labor Activists

The Act suspends security assistance to the Philippines until President Rodrigo Duterte's regime ends its brutal campaign targeting labor leaders and activists.

May 28, 2021

CWA Condemns Colombian Government's Attacks on Protestors, Urges Biden Administration to Intervene

Rising economic stresses, deepening inequality, and the COVID-19 public health crisis of 2020-2021 have made workers' demands for fairness and freedom more urgent, yet they have met only brutal suppression.

April 22, 2021

Organizing Updates

The latest information about who is voting to join with CWA.

April 22, 2021

Members of Congress Demand Accountability for Violence Against Workers in the Philippines

The brutality of President Rodrigo Duterte's regime shocked the world on March 7 when a raid by police and the military killed nine human rights defenders.

February 25, 2021

CWA Joins with Workers in the Philippines to Show Solidarity

In the Philippines, the Rodrigo Duterte regime will stop at nothing in its efforts to use violence and intimidation to target working people.

December 17, 2020

Biden's Choice for Trade Representative Will Stand Up for Workers

The United States Trade Representative is the president's principal trade advisor and negotiator.

December 17, 2020

CWA Calls on Teleperformance to Ensure Worker Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

Teleperformance is the world's largest call center service provider, operating in 80 countries and providing services to some of the largest brands and companies on the planet, including AT&T.

September 24, 2020

CWA, Filipino-American, and Human Rights Groups Applaud Newly-Introduced Philippine Human Rights Act

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte escalates his campaign to punish and execute trade union activists, CWA and others united to urge Congress to pass the Philippine Human Rights Act.

September 17, 2020

CWA, Filipino-American and Human Rights Groups Applaud Introduction of Philippine Human Rights Act

CWA and other groups are applauding today’s introduction of the Philippine Human Rights Act, led by Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA).

July 16, 2020

VICTORY! CWA Helps Get Harmful ICE Decision Rescinded

The harmful decision by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to revoke visas of degree-seeking international students if their institutions move to online instruction during COVID-19 was rescinded in court on Tuesday.

May 6, 2020

CWA Condemns Philippine Government’s Shutdown of Broadcast Network that was Critical of Duterte

CWA is strongly condemning the Philippine government’s shutdown this week of ABS-CBN, the country’s largest broadcast network.

January 23, 2020

Two Groups Unite to Form Canadian Freelance Guild under CWA Canada

Two groups of independent freelancers are coming together to form a new organization within CWA Canada!

January 22, 2020

Communications Workers of America Urges FCC to Deny Sale of AT&T Mobility Units to Liberty Latin America

The union says the transaction as currently structured threatens considerable harm to the public interest by endangering potentially hundreds of jobs, harming workers and threatening service quality.

December 12, 2019

CWA Executive Board Condemns Attacks on Union Activists in the Philippines

The CWA Executive Board issued a statement this week condemning ongoing abuses of union and progressive activists in the Philippines by the Duterte regime.

December 10, 2019

CWA Executive Board Condemns Philippine Human Rights Abuses

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the Communications Workers of America Executive Board is united in its support for activists in the Philippines who face intimidation and retaliation for seeking to improve the lives and conditions of Filipino workers.

December 5, 2019

CWA and Dominican Union FEDOTRAZONAS Announce Solidarity Agreement to Build Worker Power

The two unions represent call center workers who are employed at many of the same companies or who work at vendors that handle customer service work for those companies. 

December 5, 2019

CWA Supports Global Day of Action to Stop Attacks on Activists in the Philippines

CWA members will participate in a global day of labor union action on December 10, International Human Rights Day, to protest the severe repression of labor union and other activists in the Philippines. 

November 21, 2019

CWA President Chris Shelton Calls for Stronger Labor Standards in Trump's New NAFTA

He also called for a strong enforcement mechanism in the new NAFTA that covers all workers.

November 14, 2019

CWAers Protest Mass Arrests of Union Organizers in the Philippines

Anne Krueger, a strong friend and ally to CWA, was temporarily freed after 12 days of incarceration.

November 7, 2019

CWA Condemns Raid and Arrest of Union Organizer and CWA Ally in the Philippines

Military police raided the regional offices of several progressive and union organizations in Bacolod, Philippines, on Friday, arresting union organizer Mary-Anne Krueger and others.

November 1, 2019

CWA Condemns Raid and Arrest of Trade Union Organizer Anne Krueger in the Philippines

Disturbing reports from the Philippines indicate that military police have raided the regional offices of several progressive and union organizations in Bacolod, arresting union organizer Mary-Anne Krueger (known as Anne) as well as an organizer for the BPO Industry Employee Network (BIEN), who was subsequently released.