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February 14, 2019 — News

House Hearing Reveals Weakness of T-Mobile and Sprint's Merger Claims

CWA President Chris Shelton testified in front of Congress on Wednesday at a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.

February 7, 2019 — News

CWA Members Fight to Save our Democracy

CWA members across the country made nearly 1000 calls this week as part of a Day of Action to pass the For the People Act.

February 7, 2019 — News

Reversing Runaway Inequality in Pennsylvania

CWA District 2-13 trainers led a Reversing Runaway Inequality training in Philadelphia last week for members of three locals across Pennsylvania.

January 31, 2019 — News

Building Worker Power in CWA District 9

At the CWA District 9 Leadership Conference, CWA President Chris Shelton rallied CWAers to channel the energy from the 2018 Midterm Elections into passing pro-worker legislation and more.

January 30, 2019 — Press Release

CWA on T-Mobile Customer Center Announcement: “Does Not Come Close to Offsetting” 30,000 Lost Jobs from Proposed Merger

The news that T-Mobile is planning to build five domestic customer experience centers if the proposed merger with Sprint is approved represents an attempt to obscure the fact that the merger would be a substantial net job killer for America.

January 24, 2019 — News

"Our Calling is Now" to End the Government Shutdown

AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson called on activists from across the labor movement to come together to address the government shutdown.

January 24, 2019 — News

IUE-CWA Members Take Action to Remake our Democracy

IUE-CWA members joined thousands of other CWAers who made phone calls to their members of Congress on last week's Day of Action to push for the passage of the For the People Act.

January 17, 2019 — News

Tell Congress: It's Time for a Fair and Functioning Democracy

Ask your member of Congress to support the For the People Act to ensure a fair and functioning democracy for us all.

January 17, 2019 — News

Texas CWA Members Urge Legislators to Protect Call Center Jobs

CWA members from across the state came to the Texas Capitol to build support for a bill to help stop businesses from outsourcing Texas call center jobs.

January 17, 2019 — Press Release

The T-Mobile/Sprint Jobs Pledge in New York is Insufficient and Misleading

While the companies’ new jobs commitment is a small step in the right direction and an acknowledgment that job loss concerns are directly relevant to the public interest standard used to review the transaction, the commitment is misleading. The companies’ pledge would still allow job cuts for authorized dealers, who comprise nearly 70 percent of the retail workers potentially affected by the merger in New York.

January 10, 2019 — News

New Report: AT&T Has Cut More Than 10,000 U.S. Jobs Since Congress Passed the GOP Tax Bill

A new report released by CWA this week shows that despite receiving a $20 billion tax break from the Republican corporate tax cut bill, AT&T has eliminated more than 10,700 union jobs in 2018 alone.

January 10, 2019 — News

House Democrats Take Action to Restore Democracy for Working People

As their first piece of legislation in the new session of Congress, House Democrats are introducing a comprehensive bill to restore our democracy and end corruption.

January 10, 2019 — News

Bank Workers Keep Pressure on Wells Fargo

Two years after Wells Fargo's massive fraudulent account scandal, frontline bank workers say that the big bank has yet to clean up its act.

January 7, 2019 — Press Release

Citing 1,705 New York Jobs at Risk and Higher Consumer Prices, CWA District 1 Calls on NY Public Service Commission to Deny T-Mobile and Sprint Merger as Currently Structured

Detailed economic analysis by CWA has shown that the proposed merger, as presently constructed, would eliminate 1,705 jobs in New York and 30,000 jobs nationwide.

December 18, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Calls on Incoming Ways and Means Chair to Investigate AT&T During Tax Oversight Effort

In a letter to Congressman Richard Neal the CWA notes that AT&T broke several promises to the American people and its workers by eliminating good, middle-class jobs -- after it lobbied for the tax bill on the premise of creating jobs and raising wages.

December 13, 2018 — News

CWA Calls on Congress to Remake our Democracy by Passing H.R.1

CWA joined a diverse coalition in support of the comprehensive package of democracy reforms that House Democrats have committed to bring to the floor as the first order of business in the new Congress.

December 6, 2018 — News

Facing Public Pressure, AT&T, Verizon Pull Funding from Anti-Worker Organization

CWA joined more than 70 organizations to urge the largest corporate funders of ALEC to cut ties with the organization.

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

How Working People Can Win the Fight Against Corporate Power

In remarks at this week's Democracy Initiative Annual Meeting, CWA President Chris Shelton urged attendees to take on the power of corporate interests in our political system to build a system that represents all of our interests.

November 16, 2018 — Press Release

CWA District 1 Calls on NY Public Service Commission to Deny T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Petition

In their new filing to the NY PSC, CWA District 1 highlights that the companies fail to meet the public interest standard and details four areas of significant detriment to the public interest in New York if the merger proceeds.

November 14, 2018 — Press Release

Is T-Mobile’s New FCC Filing and New Economic Argument a Bad Sign for Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger?

The filing appears to largely abandon the company’s previous economic claims that the merger would accelerate nationwide 5G build-out, help bring high-speed broadband to rural America, and make T-Mobile into a super maverick, “Un-Carrier” competitor.

November 8, 2018 — News

Big Wins for Working Families in Midterm Elections!

CWAers across the country won major victories for working people on Election Day, electing strong pro-worker candidates who will change the face of Congress and beyond.

October 25, 2018 — News

New Report: GOP Corporate Tax Cut Bill Puts Call Center Jobs at Risk

Senators on the Joint Economic Committee released a report this week showing that 15.4 million U.S. jobs – including call center jobs – are at risk of being offshored.

October 18, 2018 — News

CWA Seeks to Protect Workers and Consumers in California

CWA District 9 has filed a motion with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to represent the interests of workers and consumers during the state's review of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.