News

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.

July 19, 2018 — News

CWAers Rally for Life-Saving Safe Staffing Legislation

CWA members across New York have been working with other unions and allies to pass legislation to set a safe limit on the number of patients nurses can be assigned. 

July 19, 2018 — News

CWA Calls on Government to Protect Workers from Heat

The federal government must establish protections for workers who are subject to extreme heat.

June 7, 2018 — News

Poor People's Campaign Update

CWAers and retirees have been joining tens of thousands of people across the country to participate in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against economic injustice.

May 31, 2018 — News

NewsGuild-CWA and NABET-CWA: Time to Pass the Journalist Protection Act

NewsGuild-CWA and NABET-CWA are praising a bill filed in the Senate by Sens. Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Menendez (D-N.J.) last week that would make it a federal crime to assault a journalist.

May 16, 2018 — News

AFA-CWA Survey Reveals Widespread Harassment of Flight Attendants

More than two-thirds of Flight Attendants in the U.S. have experienced sexual harassment during their flying careers, according to a new survey released by AFA-CWA.

May 10, 2018 — News

Fighting for Patient Care in New York

CWAers, including nurses and supporters from upstate New York, participated in a Health Care Workers Lobby Day at the State Capitol urging elected officials to pass legislation for safe staffing ratios.

May 3, 2018 — News

Major Wins for CWA Members in FAA Reauthorization Bill

CWA members succeeded in getting their top priority items included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

May 3, 2018 — News

NewsGuild-CWA Calls for Support of Press Freedom

The NewsGuild-CWA marked World Press Freedom Day today by honoring journalists who put their lives and liberty on the line in search of the truth.

April 27, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Applauds Passage of Passenger Service Agent Assault Language in FAA Reauthorization Bill

This morning, the House included crucial passenger service agent assault language when passing the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Now CWA is urging the Senate to do the same.

April 26, 2018 — News

Campaign for Passenger Service Agent Assault Protections Pays Off

For years, CWA members have been pushing for stronger protections for airline passenger service agents from passenger assaults.