News

April 11, 2019 — News

Building Worker Power in CWA District 3!

Across CWA District 3, CWA members are gaining valuable new skills to deploy in political and legislative fights to build worker power!

April 4, 2019 — News

Presidential Candidates Field Questions from CWA Members on How to Fix Our Democracy

CWA members from across the country this week attended the We the People membership summit of progressive organizations focusing on strategies to fight back against attacks on our democracy.

April 4, 2019 — News

CWA Secures Settlement with GDIT on Union Busting Charges

CWA has agreed to settle its charges that GDIT engaged in unlawful union-busting activity at call centers handling Medicare and Federal ACA Marketplace inquiries.

April 4, 2019 — News

Journalists Fight for Equal Pay in Newsrooms

On Equal Pay Day, NewsGuild-CWA members stood up for equal pay by posting on social media, putting up table tents, and talking with their colleagues about how unions can address pay discrimination directly.

March 28, 2019 — News

Congress Probes AT&T's Broken Promises on Jobs

When the Republican corporate tax cut bill was being debated, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was happy to make big promises to the American people that if it passed, AT&T would create thousands of new jobs.

March 28, 2019 — News

CWA Member Urges Senators to Act to Rein in Corporate Stock Buybacks

Since the passage of the Republican corporate tax cut bill, companies like AT&T have failed to raise wages for their employees, and have instead funneled their massive profits from the tax bill into stock buybacks that only benefit executives and large shareholders. 

March 28, 2019 — News

Pennsylvania CWA Members Fighting for Economic Justice

CWA members from Locals 13000 and 13500 gathered in Harrisburg for a Reversing Runaway Inequality training last week.

March 21, 2019 — News

CWA Secures Agreement with Facebook on Sweeping Reforms to Curb Discrimination

Under the agreement, the tech giant will make sweeping changes to its paid advertising platform to prevent discrimination in employment, housing, and credit advertising.

March 21, 2019 — News

At Shareholder Meeting, Call Center Workers Call on Maximus to Respect Right to Organize

Maximus employees also called on the company to meet with a committee of workers to discuss how improved working conditions would help achieve better outcomes for Maximus and its customers.

March 21, 2019 — News

CWA Urges Congress to Pass "No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act"

The Republican corporate tax cut bill contained a provision that rewards and incentivizes the offshoring of more American jobs.

March 21, 2019 — News

Next Steps on the "For the People Act"

CWA members made thousands of calls to their representatives in Congress, and their efforts paid off when Congress passed the For the People Act.

March 18, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Welcomes Introduction of “No Tax Breaks for Offshoring Act”

The Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” created additional incentives and rewards for profits to be made overseas by allowing companies to pay significantly less of the corporate tax rate on profits earned abroad as they would in the United States, while also exempting certain types of overseas corporate investments from taxes entirely.

March 14, 2019 — News

Front Line Bank Workers Say Toxic Culture Hasn't Changed at Wells Fargo

Members of the Committee for Better Banks, a CWA project, gathered in Washington, D.C., this week as Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan was called in to testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee.

March 14, 2019 — News

House Passes Sweeping Pro-Democracy Bill

The For the People Act contains reforms essential to fixing our political system, including voting rights, money-in-politics, redistricting, and government ethics reforms.  

March 14, 2019 — News

CWA Supports Carried Interest Fairness Act to Level Financial Playing Field

One of the most outrageous loopholes in our tax code is the "carried interest" loophole, which allows hedge fund and private equity fund managers to claim part of what is really salary income as capital gains instead.

March 13, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Slams AT&T for Slashing Jobs After Proxy Reveals Skyrocketing Executive Pay

AT&T's proxy statement sent to shareholders this week reveals the company rewarded CEO Randall Stephenson with $29 million last year and paid out hefty bonuses to other executives.

March 7, 2019 — News

CWA Members are Working Hard to Protect Call Center Jobs

CWAers across the country are making progress on passing legislation to protect call center jobs from offshoring! Here are this week's updates on CWA members' hard work to pass state legislation.

March 7, 2019 — News

UAW Joins Fight to Hold Corporations Accountable for Tax Cut Promises

The United Automobile Workers joined CWA this week urging the House Ways and Means Committee to investigate how major corporations are spending the enormous tax cut benefits they received from the 2018 tax bill.

February 28, 2019 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T.

February 28, 2019 — News

T-Mobile Workers Raise Concerns about T-Mobile/Sprint Merger to Congress, FCC

CWAers delivered a petition to the Federal Communications Commission demanding that the FCC put workers and consumers ahead of corporations.

February 28, 2019 — News

CWAers Make Strides to Protect Call Center Jobs

CWAers across the country are making progress on passing legislation to protect call center jobs from offshoring!

February 28, 2019 — News

Reversing Runaway Inequality in Pennsylvania and Arizona

CWA members from Pittsburgh and Phoenix came together for a Reversing Runaway Inequality training last week.

February 26, 2019 — Press Release

Connecticut Workers Latest Victims of AT&T Job Cuts and Call Center Closings

AT&T’s own documents show that it eliminated 11,780 jobs in 2018 and is continuing to cut its workforce. The closures in Connecticut follow the company’s January announcement that it was closing its Syracuse, N.Y. call center.

February 21, 2019 — Press Release

T-Mobile Feels Heat on Jobs-Related Concerns, Lashes Out with Unsubstantiated and Hypocritical Attacks

This week, Kathleen Ham, T-Mobile’s senior vice president for government affairs, told Communications Daily that CWA has “no credibility” on jobs - an inaccurate and wildly hypocritical assertion in light of T-Mobile’s real record on jobs and the job-killing impact of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger.