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 CWA Helps Get Harmful ICE Decision Rescinded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visas of degree-seeking international students if their institutions move to online instruction during COVID-19 was rescinded in court on Tuesday.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.

October 17, 2019

Building Solidarity with Call Center Workers Around the World

A delegation of CWA members went on a fact-finding delegation to investigate the working conditions at call centers in the Philippines.

September 26, 2019

CWA Activists Across the Country Join Global Climate Protests

CWA activists across the country joined people all over the world rallying last week for climate justice and a sustainable economy that works for everyone.

September 5, 2019

CWAers Build Global Solidarity to Lift Working Conditions for Everyone

As AT&T and other companies have cut thousands of U.S. customer service jobs, they continue to offshore work and rely on overseas contractors like Alorica.

August 26, 2019

American, Filipino AT&T Call Center Workers Meet in Manila, Demonstrate Global Solidarity Between Unions

A delegation of AT&T call center workers who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union met with leaders from the Unified Employees of Alorica (UEA) in Manila Friday in a show of solidarity.

August 8, 2019

UNI Global Union Leadership Pledges Support for U.S. Bank Workers at CWA Convention

Bank workers from Wells Fargo, BNP Paribas (Bank of the West), and Santander met with bank workers from Italy, Brazil, and Luxembourg to build global solidarity.