News

December 6, 2018 — News

CWAers are Fighting for Call Center Jobs in New Jersey

Last week, the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee held a hearing on the New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act.

November 29, 2018 — News

CWA Calls for Congressional Hearings on Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

CWA sent a letter this week calling on Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) to hold hearings in early 2019 on the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.

November 1, 2018 — News

New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill to Protect Call Center Jobs

CWA members have been fighting to pass similar call center legislation at the federal level and in numerous states.

October 30, 2018 — Press Release

Hundreds of Hattiesburg Federally Contracted Call Center Workers Rally for Fair Pay and a Union

The rally coincides with the release of a new report by Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.

October 4, 2018 — News

Call Center Workers Left Behind in New NAFTA Deal

The Trump Administration reached a deal with Mexico and Canada on an updated NAFTA agreement on Sunday night.

September 27, 2018 — News

North Carolina CWAers Hold Town Hall Meeting to Discuss How to Save Call Center Jobs

Dozens of working North Carolinians gathered in Greensboro Tuesday for a town hall discussion on the future of call center work in the state.

August 16, 2018 — News

South Dakota CWA Members Lead Fight Against Offshoring of Call Center Jobs

Members of CWA Local 7500 held a rally in Sioux Falls this week to call for politicians to step in and act.

August 2, 2018 — News

Sneak Peek: "Us vs. Them" Video Highlighting CWA Endorsement of Labor Champion Senator Sherrod Brown

In a video called "Us vs. Them," CWA members talk about how working people must fight every day to push back on the lies that the 1-percent and corporate interests tell to keep us divided.

July 5, 2018 — News

Congress to AT&T: Where Are Those Jobs You Promised?

What is AT&T doing with its massive profits from the Republican corporate tax cut bill? That's the question members of Congress are now asking.

June 7, 2018 — News

Call Center Legislation Update

CWA members and allies across the country continue to put pressure on corporations and elected officials to stop sending call center jobs overseas.

May 31, 2018 — News

CWA Members Join Sen. Sherrod Brown to Urge Action on Call Center Jobs

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined 30 call center workers from CWA Local 4322 to call for action on his legislation to help rein in offshoring and bring call center jobs back to the United States.

May 29, 2018 — Press Release

In Boost for Efforts to Gain a Union Voice, GDIT Workers Win Settlement

GDIT has agreed to a settlement that vacates 2017 union election results at its former Alexandria, Virginia facility that were tainted by GDIT’s union busting activities, and requires the company to send a notice to all affected employees pledging not to engage in those anti-union activities in the future.

May 16, 2018 — News

Louisiana Passes CWA-Supported Bill to Crack Down on Call Center Employers

The Louisiana State House passed a CWA-supported bill giving the state the ability to claw back tax incentives when corporations don't keep the employment promises they make.

May 16, 2018 — Press Release

AT&T, Nexstar Hit with Unfair Labor Practice Charges Over Failure to Disclose Plan for Tax Windfall

CWA filed unfair labor practice (ULP) charges against AT&T and Nexstar for refusing to provide information about the company’s plan to use its tax windfall to invest in its workforce.

May 10, 2018 — News

Call Center Legislation Update

CWA members and allies continue to put pressure on corporations to stop sending call center jobs overseas.

May 1, 2018 — Press Release

President Trump’s Failure to Stop Call Center Job Offshoring Prompts Letter from Senator Bob Casey and Senate Democrats

Senator Casey alerted President Trump to the need for action last year, but instead of working reduce offshoring, the Trump Administration backed provisions in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that provide incentives for corporations to send jobs overseas.

April 19, 2018 — News

On Tax Day and Beyond, CWAers Fight Back against Corporate Giveaways

CWA members across the country held events on Tax Day to highlight how the Republican corporate tax cut bill is a massive giveaway to big corporations paid for by working families.

April 17, 2018 — Press Release

AS AT&T POSTS BILLIONS IN PROFITS FROM GOP TAX BILL, DETROIT WORKER JOINS TAX MARCH 2018 TO CALL OUT COMPANY FOR MASS LAYOFFS

The company’s CEO Randall Stephenson promised to create 7,000 jobs if the GOP tax plan passed. Instead, despite a $20 billion windfall as a result of tax cuts in the bill, AT&T announced thousands of unnecessary layoffs late last year.

April 10, 2018 — Press Release

CBO Report: GOP Tax Bill Will Reward Companies That Offshore American Jobs

The Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the effects of the December 2017 Republican tax bill confirms that the bill provides incentives for companies to send more American jobs overseas.

March 29, 2018 — News

Why Buybacks are Bad News for Workers

Buybacks are a financial maneuver in which a company manipulates its stock prices by using cash and profits to purchase its own shares.

March 29, 2018 — News

Congress Must Act to Protect U.S. Call Center Jobs

CWA-backed legislation that puts pressure on corporations to stop sending call center jobs overseas continues to gain momentum.

March 22, 2018 — News

CWA District 7 Conference

CWAers gathered in Denver, Colo., for the annual CWA District 7 conference.

March 22, 2018 — News

It's Time to Move Protecting Call Center Jobs Off the Back Burner

CWA-backed legislation that puts pressure on corporations to stop sending call center jobs overseas continues to gain momentum.

March 15, 2018 — News

Senators Urge General Dynamics to Address Wage Theft at Call Centers

Senators Sanders, Warren, and Merkley issued a letter last week calling on GDIT to ensure that the company is not illegally underpaying its federally contracted call center employees