News

April 10, 2019 — Press Release

CWA Statement on House Open Internet Vote

CWA believes that we need clear, enforceable rules to protect a free and open internet.

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.

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 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.

March 7, 2019 — News

CWA Supports Wall Street Tax Act to Level Financial Playing Field

The Wall Street Tax Act, introduced this week in the Senate and the House, would make our tax system fairer and put the brakes on corporate greed.

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

Why is AT&T Closing Call Centers after Getting $20 Billion in Tax Breaks?

AT&T workers in Connecticut were joined on Monday by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other labor allies to speak out about AT&T's planned closure of several call centers.

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.

February 21, 2019 — News

Where Are Those Wage Increases from the GOP Corporate Tax Cut?

In order to get the Republican corporate tax cut bill passed, many big businesses made big promises to workers that their wages would go up.

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.