April 2, 2020

New COVID-19 Resources For Workers

We have been updating our COVID-19 resource page with new resources to address common questions and concerns that CWA members have as the pandemic continues to affect every aspect of our lives.

April 2, 2020

IUE-CWA Members Push GE to Manufacture Ventilators In-House and Improve Safety

On Monday, IUE-CWA members who work at General Electric issued a set of demands, calling on GE to use excess capacity to manufacture much-needed ventilators.

March 26, 2020

CWA COVID-19 Response Update – March 26, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis spreads and deepens across the world, we know that you are concerned about your health and safety on the job and about the possibility of layoffs and furloughs.

March 26, 2020

We Need To Use The National Defense Production Act NOW

CWA members are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Shortages of N95 respirators, surgical masks, latex gloves, and other protective equipment leave essential workers at risk of infection.

March 19, 2020

A message from President Shelton on the COVID-19 Pandemic

This crisis is unprecedented, and CWA members are on the front lines doing the work necessary to keep people informed, connected, and safe during this difficult time.

March 19, 2020

CWA Urges Congress to Pass P.A.I.D. Leave Act

"Nobody should be forced to go to work while sick or capable of spreading a disease during a pandemic," said CWA President Chris Shelton.

March 19, 2020

CWA and Consumer Advocacy Groups Urge Broadband CEOs to Lift Data Caps and Waive Fees

These steps are in order to help the American public stop the spread of the novel coronavirus and facilitate access to essential communications services for all. 

March 19, 2020

Workers Demand That Maximus Take More Proactive Steps to Protect Employees from Coronavirus

These steps include providing paid sick days without penalty and ensuring a safe workplace at every call center.

March 19, 2020

Illinois CWAers Help Families in Need

Members of the CWA Unified Council of Illinois helped box food at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help families.

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Safety and Reporting

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect communities across the globe, CWA leaders are engaging with employers to ensure that they are providing CWA members with comprehensive safety and prevention measures in an environment that encourages open and free communication without fear of reprisal or negative impacts on pay or continued employment.

March 17, 2020

CWA Urges Congress to Pass P.A.I.D. Leave Act

CWA is urging the House and Senate to immediately pass a bill introduced today by Senator Murray, Senator Gillibrand, and Rep. DeLauro, the P.A.I.D. Leave Act, a comprehensive bill to provide all workers with paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.

March 13, 2020

Workers at Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile Demand Companies Take Proactive Steps to Protect Employees and Consumers from Coronavirus

As coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, workers launch public campaign to urge Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile to provide a safe workplace, quota relief and paid sick days without penalty.

March 12, 2020

CWA Opposes Rollbacks in Protection for Healthcare Workers

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released guidelines for healthcare workers working with patients affected by the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). These guidelines apply to all healthcare settings in the U.S. CWA strongly opposes the rollbacks in protections in the new CDC recommendations. 

March 5, 2020

CWA Addresses Coronavirus Outbreak

CWA leaders are engaging with employers to ensure that they are providing CWA members with comprehensive safety and prevention measures in an environment that encourages open and free communication without fear of reprisal or negative impacts on pay or continued employment.

February 27, 2020

Workplace Injury and Illness Summary Data Available for 2019

Employees and union staff and leaders have the right to access detailed logs of workplace injuries and illness.

January 16, 2020

CWA Member Testifies at House Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on Working Conditions

CWA Local 3645 Vice President Donielle Prophete called on Congress and American Airlines to address serious safety concerns for airline workers.

January 16, 2020

2,800 CWA Members in New Mexico Gain Access to 12-Week Paid Parental Leave for State Employees

The policy went into effect Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

January 9, 2020

Airline Outsourcing, Restructuring, and Consolidation are Harming Workers and Consumers

CWA has released a new report that analyzes government data to show how major airline carriers have used outsourcing, restructuring, and consolidation to suppress wages and erode the quality of jobs in the airline industry.

December 19, 2019

Under Trump, We've Had Fewer Federal OSHA Inspections and More Workplace Fatalities

The Trump administration has drastically cut back on OSHA enforcement activities and put working Americans at risk.

December 19, 2019

Workers Testify at New York City Council to Shine Light on Job Safety Issues

"On-call scheduling and the disrupted sleep that comes with it puts our safety at risk. It also puts the public at risk."

December 5, 2019

U.S. House Passes Bill to Prevent Violence in the Workplace

In a huge victory for working people, the U.S. House passed H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, by a vote of 251-158.

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.

November 21, 2019

New Mexico Adopts Strong Service Quality and Consumer Protections for CenturyLink

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission adopted strong service quality and consumer protection rules for CenturyLink. CWA members attended the hearing on the rules and CWA provided bad plant photos, playing a major role in the decision.

October 24, 2019

Safe Staffing in New York State Would Save Lives

CWA members rallied outside a New York State Department of Health hearing to inform the public about the importance of establishing safe staffing ratios to improve patient safety and the quality of care.