The NewsGuild-CWA and NABET-CWA are renewing support for the Journalist Protection Act, introduced this week in the Senate by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Robert Menendez, and in the House by Rep. Eric Swalwell.
At a press conference this week, CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens and AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson called on Congress and the White House to avoid another federal government shutdown in order to keep workers and the flying public safe.
A new report drawing from a nationwide survey of 800 passenger service agents at Envoy Air (American Eagle), data from company injury logs and OSHA inspections reveals dangerous conditions affecting agents at the American Airlines subsidiary that should raise red flags for the flying public.
Today, CWA launched FirstResponderVoice.org, a source for information, news, and analysis about public safety communications and FirstNet, America's new nationwide broadband network dedicated to first responders.
The FAA Reauthorization Bill passed the Senate overwhelmingly, with the inclusion of critical provisions that protect passenger service agents from assault and increase to 10 hours the minimum rest for Flight Attendants.
A local One-Touch, Make Ready ordinance in Louisville, Kentucky has been disastrous, with dangerous mistakes made by contractors. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.
A nationwide OTMR policy would allow companies that want to add equipment to a utility pole to move existing equipment. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.
CWA members are fighting hard to stop a dangerous Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal that endangers workers and could send CWA members' work to unskilled, untrained, low-wage contractors.