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January 2, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Statement on Tragic Fire at Philippine Call Center

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) expresses its solidarity and condolences to the families of the 37 workers who perished in the December 23 fire in the Research Now SSI call center in Davao, Philippines

June 1, 2017 — News

T-Mobile Update

Members of T-Mobile Workers United took at stand at the Deutsche Telekom annual meeting in Cologne, Germany, this week.

May 18, 2017 — News

T-Mobile Update

T-Mobile workers and their fight for workers' rights championed in a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

April 27, 2017 — News

T-Mobile Update

CWA President Chris Shelton held several meetings this week in Berlin with German elected government officials to talk about ongoing organizing by T-Mobile workers in the U.S.

April 6, 2017 — News

Judge Orders T-Mobile to Disband Illegal Workplace Organization

An NLRB judge ruled that T-Mobile created an illegal workplace "union" and ordered them to disband the company-controlled organization.

March 30, 2017 — News

Organizing Update

The latest organizing update for Norwegian Air.

March 9, 2017 — News

CWAers Mobilize on International Women’s Day

CWAers in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, participated in International Women's Day.

February 23, 2017 — News

Bank Workers at Santander Demand a Voice in the Workplace

Bank workers in the Committee for Better Banks are speaking out for better working conditions.

November 17, 2016 — News

UNI Global Union Leaders Meet

CWA President Chris Shelton met with union leaders this week at the UNI Global Union World Executive Board.

August 18, 2016 — News

Why Are Unions Necessary?

ver.di leader Lothar Schröder sat down with the Wichita Eagle to discuss T-Mobile management, globalization, and why a German union is supporting American workers.

June 2, 2016 — News

Memorial Day

CWA President Chris Shelton's Memorial Day statement.

March 10, 2016 — News

Bargaining Update

Solidarity in Halifax, Strike Enters Seventh Week; Workers Gain Tentative Agreement at Comcast; District 6 Mobility Workers to Vote on Tentative Agreement

March 10, 2016 — News

T-Mobile Workers Celebrate International Women's Day

German workers at T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom, members of ver.di, joined their U.S. colleagues in marking International Women's Day on March 8 and standing up for workers' rights.

March 7, 2016 — Press Release

CWA Stands in Solidarity with Brazilian President Lula

As Brazil's democracy comes under increased attack by conservative sectors, CWA expresses its solidarity with Brazilian workers and their organizations. We reject the attacks against the Workers Party's and former metalworkers' union leader Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva.

February 4, 2016 — News

Flight Attendants Push Legislation to Stop Human Trafficking

A months-long campaign by AFA-CWA has resulted in the introduction of federal legislation to fight human trafficking.

January 21, 2016 — News

T-Mobile Update

The AFL-CIO Office of Investment recently sent a letter to T-Mobile, outlining how the company's confidentiality agreements conflict with federal whistleblower protections for reporting securities law violations.

January 14, 2016 — News

Reuters: Deutsche Telekom Under Scrutiny Over Working Conditions at T-Mobile US

Reuters reports: Two major investors in Deutsche Telekom, the German parent company of T-Mobile US, have expressed grave concerns about the mistreatment of the workforce.

January 7, 2016 — News

14 House Democrats Call for Investigation of T-Mobile's Labor Practices

Fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives are urging the German parliament to launch an investigation into the egregious, anti-worker practices of T-Mobile US.

December 17, 2015 — News

15,000 Petitions to End T-Mobile Employee Gag Order Policy Delivered to German Embassy

The AFL-CIO, National Women's Law Center and CWA delivered 15,000 petition signatures to the German Embassy on Tuesday, urging the German government to use its shareholder power to press T-Mobile to abandon a company policy that silences workers who speak out against sexual harassment.

December 3, 2015 — News

At Capitol Hill Briefing, T-Mobile Worker Highlights Culture of Fear

At a briefing on Capitol Hill for members of Congress and staff, Angela Simler, who works at the T-Mobile call center in Wichita, Kans., described her highly stressful workplace as one where managers keep tabs on everyone, to make sure not only that they are hitting corporate benchmarks, but that they are not discussing job conditions or trying to form a union.

December 3, 2015 — News

T-Mobile Worker Activists Talk Strategy for 2016

Fifteen T-Mobile activist workers, members of TU, met in Washington, DC, this week to talk about organizing at the company and to set goals for 2016.

October 15, 2015 — News

250,000 Berlin Demonstrators Demand 'Stop TTIP and CETA'; Call for Fair and Just Global Trade

About 250,000 people showed up in Berlin on Saturday to protest against the free trade agreements between the European Union and the U.S. and Canada, calling for fair trade instead.

October 15, 2015 — News

CWA Allies Ask Angela Merkel to End T-Mobile Employee Gag Order Policy

Seven leading women's organizations ask the German government to press T-Mobile to abandon an employee gag order policy that violates U.S. law and restricts workers' ability to address sexual harassment and other workplace violations.

October 8, 2015 — News

Bargaining Updates

East Coast Mayors Representing over 12 Million People Criticize Verizon over FiOS Foot-dragging, October 16 is Day of Solidarity in District 3.