November 21, 2019

9-1-1 Bill to Restore CWA Members' Collective Bargaining Rights Approved in Puerto Rico

After more than a year of intensive lobbying and solidarity from CWA Local 3010 members, the Puerto Rico Senate and House unanimously approved bipartisan legislation supported by CWA.

October 3, 2019

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

The latest bargaining information from AT&T Southeast and Nokia.

September 12, 2019

Bargaining and Mobilization Update

UPTE-CWA members at the University of California voted overwhelmingly to ratify new contracts.

September 12, 2019

Remembering Morty Bahr

CWA will be celebrating the life and legacy of President Emeritus Morty Bahr, who passed away in July, at an event in Washington, D.C., on October 23.

April 11, 2019

TSEU-CWA Members Lobby for Long-Overdue Raises for State Workers

Hundreds of Texas state workers, members of the Texas State Employees Union-CWA Local 6186, gathered in Austin on Wednesday for a huge lobby day to take a stand for economic and social justice for state workers.

February 7, 2019

CWA Members in Puerto Rico Protest 911 Emergency Service Cuts

Since 2014, 911 employees including members of the local have seen their pay frozen and their benefits reduced. Now an exodus of 911 dispatchers threatens the security of the public. 

January 17, 2019

UCW Members Make Major Progress towards Living Wages

Members of United Campus Workers-CWA Local 3865 at the University of Memphis are making progress on seeing a substantial pay raise.

January 15, 2019

Disaster Averted: How Unions Have Dodged the Blow of Janus (So Far)

Janus could also spark a labor surge. "It might generate a higher level of union activism. If that happens, what they’ve intended to do here may backfire."

November 1, 2018

Avoiding a DFR Charge under Tougher New Rules

In an article in Labor Notes, a union can now be found guilty of violating the duty of fair representation (DFR) for losing track of a grievance or failing to promptly return a member’s phone calls about it.

November 1, 2018

Iowa CWAers Vote to Keep Their Union!

All 21 Iowa CWA public sector bargaining units have voted overwhelmingly to keep their union.

October 25, 2018

CWA President Chris Shelton Joins 15,000 UPTE-CWA Members at Solidarity Strike Rally at University of California

CWA President Chris Shelton joined 15,000 University of California workers represented by UPTE-CWA Local 9119 on the picket lines at a rally as they strike in solidarity with the AFSCME Patient Care Unit.

January 26, 2018

How the Labor Movement Is Thinking Ahead to a Post-Trump World

A look back at pivotal moments in the labor movement's history as well its advance thoughts towards a "Post-Trump world."

January 26, 2018

Building on Dr. King's Legacy, North Carolina Municipal Workers Kick Off Bill of Rights Campaign

In an article in Labor Notes, North Carolina Municipal Workers gather to begin their 4 month long Bill of Rights campaign on Martin Luther King Day to fight for higher wages, grievance protections, safety, and union rights.

December 5, 2017

Jersey Library Workers Get Loud to Win $15

CWA New Jersey ran a successful Fight for 15 campaign in Camden. CWA Representative Jim McAsey showed how workers used the campaign to grow from 65% to 93% membership.

December 5, 2017

Tennessee Campus Workers Foil Billionaire Governor's Outsourcing Scheme

In an article in Labor Notes, activists from CWA's United Campus Workers recount the mobilization that defeated Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's secret plan to outsource thousands of jobs.

November 20, 2017

No Protection for Protectors Wall Street Wants to Kill the Agency Protecting Americans From Financial Scams

Thoughts of halting the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) have been replaced by angry pronouncements about its unregulated powers.

November 16, 2017

House Tax Plan Makes Working Families Pay for Corporate Tax Cuts

CWA President Chris Shelton's statement on the Republican tax plan passed today by the House of Representatives.

November 13, 2017

Judge Rules that NM State Workers Can Take Leave to Vote in Municipal Elections

In a victory for working people in New Mexico, district court judge David K. Thomson has issued a permanent injunction to provide state employees two hours of paid time off to vote in municipal elections.

November 6, 2017

Payday Report: Despite Lacking Collective Bargaining Rights, Tennessee Campus Workers Defeat Outsourcing in Major Victory for Public Sector Unions

Despite lacking collective bargaining rights, the United Campus Workers (UCW), an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), have dealt a death blow to Republican Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam’s $300 million plan to outsource thousands of custodial, maintenance, and repair jobs throughout the University of Tennessee system.

November 6, 2017

In These Times: The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists That’s Fighting to Save the EPA

CBTU's October 13-14th Save the Environmental Protection Agency conference in Atlanta, Ga.

November 6, 2017

Labor Notes: Bracing for Right to Work, Public Sector Unions Up the Ante

The Public Sector unions are gearing up Right to Work.

November 6, 2017

In Biggest Vote Since New Law, Iowa Public Unions Overwhelmingly Choose to Recertify

Iowa Public Employment Relations Board showed 436 out of 468 public-sector bargaining units voted to recertify their organizations.

November 6, 2017

Tell Congress NO! To Tax Cuts for the Super Rich

CWA's legislative team has been reviewing the Republican House leadership corporate tax cut plan. Read more below. 

October 26, 2017

CWA STRONG Update: Iowa Public Workers Fight Back

CWA public worker members in Iowa are taking on the Republican-controlled governor and state legislature.