News

March 14, 2019 — News

Bill Introduced to Protect Journalists

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.

February 14, 2019 — News

Aviation Safety at Risk if Government Shutdown Resumes

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.

February 14, 2019 — News

NewsGuild-CWA and NABET-CWA Decry Violence at Trump Rally

The NewsGuild-CWA and NABET-CWA released a joint statement decrying violence at President Trump's rally earlier this week in El Paso.

February 7, 2019 — News

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 — News

New Report Reveals Safety Hazards at American Airlines

A new CWA report reveals dangerous conditions affecting agents at Envoy Air that should raise red flags for the flying public.

January 14, 2019 — Press Release

Gate and Ramp Agents at American Airlines Subsidiary Report Hazardous Conditions

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.

January 10, 2019 — News

Building Worker Power Across the Wireless Industry

Wireless workers including CWAers from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile gathered in Miami for the 2019 CWA Wireless Workers Leadership Conference.

January 10, 2019 — News

CWA Supports PASNAP in their Fight to Save Lives

CWA Local 13000 members in Philadelphia rallied with members of the PA Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals (PASNAP) to show support for the nurses' fight for safe staffing.

December 20, 2018 — News

CWAers Stand with XPO Workers to Call for Change

CWA members across the country stood in solidarity with workers at XPO, joining actions with the Teamsters at Verizon stores in more than 10 cities around the country.

December 13, 2018 — News

Flight Attendants Call out United's Corporate Greed

United Flight Attendants are joining together across the globe to protest United's newly announced staffing cuts on international flights.

November 8, 2018 — News

AFA-CWA Fights Airline Staffing Cuts

United Airlines announced it will reduce service by pre-plating meals on the ground and eliminating a Flight Attendant position on certain international flights.

October 18, 2018 — News

CWA Launches FirstResponderVoice.org Website to Support Public Safety Network

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.

October 4, 2018 — News

In Historic Victory for CWA Members, Safety Improvements Included in FAA Reauthorization Bill

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.

October 4, 2018 — Press Release

In Historic Victory for Workers and Consumers, Safety Improvements Included in the FAA Reauthorization Bill

For over a decade, CWA passenger service agents have been fighting to strengthen protections against passenger assaults.

September 27, 2018 — News

Flight Attendants and Passenger Service Agents Celebrate Major Wins in New FAA Bill!

For years, CWA members have been making thousands of phone calls, holding rallies, and lobbying members of Congress to include their top priority items in the FAA Reauthorization Act.

September 20, 2018 — News

Action Alert: The Trump Administration is Trying to Roll Back Worker Safety Protections

The Trump administration proposes to revoke parts of a 2016 rule that requires employers to report workplace injury data to OSHA.

August 23, 2018 — News

CWAers Rally to Stop Brett Kavanaugh Nomination to Supreme Court

CWAers joined allies for a rally on the U.S. Supreme Court steps to stand with and for working women to defeat Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination.

August 9, 2018 — News

FCC Adopts Dangerous, Anti-Worker "One Touch, Make Ready" Policy

The Republican-controlled FCC voted last week to adopt a dangerous anti-worker "One Touch, Make Ready" (OTMR) policy that sends CWA members' work to unskilled, untrained, low-wage contractors.

August 2, 2018 — News

Flight Attendants Urge Passengers to Report Extreme Heat/Cold on Planes with New App

A new mobile app from AFA-CWA – called 2Hot2Cold – allows passengers and flight crews to document and report extreme temperatures in aircraft cabins.

August 2, 2018 — News

CWAers Learn about Workplace Health and Safety

CWAers across the country have been participating in health and safety trainings in 2018, including recent sessions in New York and Texas.

August 1, 2018 — Press Release

Skilled Telecom Workers Warn FCC about Dangerous Consequences of One-Touch, Make Ready Proposal

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.

July 27, 2018 — Press Release

FCC Set to Vote Next Week on Dangerous, Anti-Union One Touch, Make Ready Proposal

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.

July 26, 2018 — News

CWA Members are Fighting to Stop Dangerous, Anti-Union One-Touch Make-Ready Proposal

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.

July 26, 2018 — News

CWA Members Raise Working Condition Concerns at Charlotte City Council Meeting

A group of CWA activists attended the Charlotte City Council meeting last week to raise concerns about working conditions at the city-owned airport.