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February 16, 2018 — Press Release

AT&T Wireless Workers in Southeastern States Reach Agreement on New Contract

AT&T wireless workers from nine southeastern states and the U.S. Virgin Islands won increased wages, more job security and rollbacks of offshoring and outsourcing in a tentative contract agreement reached last night.

February 15, 2018 — News

Congress to American Airlines: Pay Your Employees at Envoy A Living Wage

More than 80 members of Congress sent a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on February 8.

February 15, 2018 — News

Trump Should Require Federal Contractors to Follow the Law

This week The Hill featured an op-ed calling on President Trump to require that federal contractors comply with health and safety standards, wage laws, and civil rights laws.

February 15, 2018 — News

Join the Working People's Day of Action on February 24

On February 24, thousands of working people around the country are uniting to demand an end to an economy that's rigged in favor of the 1 percent.

February 15, 2018 — News

CWA Stands with AFGE

CWAers rallied in Washington, DC, in solidarity with AFGE.

February 12, 2018 — Press Release

Over 80 Members of Congress Urge American Airlines CEO To Support Living Wages For Passenger Service Agents

Over 80 members of Congress sent a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on February 8 urging him to “conclude your collective bargaining negotiations and ensure that all of your employees can earn a living wage.”

February 8, 2018 — News

CWA Pushes for a Better NAFTA for Working Families

With the support of CWA, several U.S. Senators wrote a letter to President Trump calling on him to renegotiate NAFTA in a way that eliminates incentives for companies to offshore jobs, etc.

February 7, 2018 — Press Release

NLRB Issues Complaint against General Dynamics Information Technology for Federal Labor Law Violations

The NLRB has issued a complaint against GDIT for violating federal labor laws at its Alexandria, VA facility. This complaint follows a series of complaints filed by CWA with the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.

February 1, 2018 — News

Massive Wage Theft at Federal Call Centers

CWA filed a complaint with the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division on behalf of workers at 11 call centers employed by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT).

February 1, 2018 — News

CenturyLink Cancels Worker Bonus, Gives Top Executives $$$$

Top executives at CenturyLink are leaving the working people who have built the company behind by cancelling bonuses and merit pay and eliminating their jobs.

February 1, 2018 — News

Local 1102 Fighting Income Inequality

CWA Local 1102 hosted a conference with other activists to discuss the effects of income inequality.

February 1, 2018 — News

Save the Date: Working People's Day of Action February 24

On February 24, CWA members will join thousands of working people and our allies and stand up for our freedom to come together in strong unions.

January 31, 2018 — Press Release

Complaints of Systemic Wage Theft at GDIT: CWA Estimates Federal Contractor May Owe $107 Million in Back Wages

CWA filed a complaint with the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division on behalf of GDIT employees providing evidence that GDIT misclassifies its call center agents at a lower prevailing wage rate than their job duties merit.

January 18, 2018 — News

2018 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Eight hundred social justice activists, union members, people of faith, elected officials, and others gathered this week for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil and Human Rights Conference.

January 16, 2018 — Press Release

Sen. Casey to Wells Fargo: Bring Offshored Call Center Jobs Back to Pennsylvania

Senator Bob Casey wrote a letter to the CEO of Wells Fargo, Timothy Sloan, calling for the rehire of American call center workers that were laid off by the company after increasing call center operations in the Phillippines.

January 12, 2018 — Press Release

Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on President Trump and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day right around the corner, the recent remarks from President Trump show why our resolve to realize and reclaim Dr. King’s dream must be stronger than ever.

January 11, 2018 — News

CWA to American Airlines: Bonus No Substitute for Fair Wages

CWA President Chris Shelton contacted the CEOs of some of the largest corporations where CWA members work to ask them to guarantee the wage increase and new jobs promised by the Republican corporate tax cut.

January 11, 2018 — News

Cummings: CWA Members Remain Committed to Preserving, Protecting and Expanding our Democracy

Astatement from CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings as part of the observation of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 4, 2018 — News

CWAers Fighting for Democracy

CWA took part in the Democracy Initiative (DI) Annual meeting, a convening of the 60+ partner organizations of the DI to plan for 2018 and beyond.

December 21, 2017 — News

CWA Files Lawsuit Against Companies for Excluding Older Workers from Job Ads

CWA has filed a class action lawsuit against hundreds of large employers who allegedly engaged in the unlawful practice of excluding older workers from receiving job ads on Facebook.

December 21, 2017 — News

CWA Endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor

CWA has endorsed civil rights leader and former NAACP president and CEO Ben Jealous for governor of Maryland.

December 21, 2017 — News

LA City Council Votes to Protect Workers And Consumers From Predatory Sales Goals

L.A. the first city in the country to require that banks to reveal whether or not they press their employees to push products that consumers don't need.

December 20, 2017 — Press Release

President Trump Owns the Tax Plan that Gives Billions to Corporations and the Wealthy at the Expense of Working Families

A statement from CWA President Chris Shelton on the Trump Republican tax plan and the price working and middle class families will pay while corporations profit.

December 14, 2017 — News

CWA Statement on Doug Jones' Special Election Victory in Alabama

CWA issued a statement on the election victory of Doug Jones in Alabama.