News & Events

November 29, 2018 — News

CWA Calls for Congressional Hearings on Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

CWA sent a letter this week calling on Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) to hold hearings in early 2019 on the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.

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 25, 2018 — News

CWA President Chris Shelton Joins 15,000 UPTE-CWA Members at Solidarity Strike Rally at University of California

CWA President Chris Shelton joined 15,000 University of California workers represented by UPTE-CWA Local 9119 on the picket lines at a rally as they strike in solidarity with the AFSCME Patient Care Unit.

October 25, 2018 — News

New Report: GOP Corporate Tax Cut Bill Puts Call Center Jobs at Risk

Senators on the Joint Economic Committee released a report this week showing that 15.4 million U.S. jobs – including call center jobs – are at risk of being offshored.

October 25, 2018 — News

AFL-CIO Launches New Podcast

The AFL-CIO has launched a new podcast called "State of the Unions" to bring you the issues and stories that matter to working people.

October 18, 2018 — News

CWA Seeks to Protect Workers and Consumers in California

CWA District 9 has filed a motion with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to represent the interests of workers and consumers during the state's review of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.

September 27, 2018 — News

New T-Mobile Hire is Another Reminder of Jobs at Risk in Proposed Merger with Sprint

T-Mobile has hired former CenturyLink executive Sunit Patel to help oversee its proposed merger with Sprint.

September 27, 2018 — News

Senator Ted Cruz Is Wrong About Corporate Tax Cuts, Wages, and Jobs

Senator Cruz needs to stop listening to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and start listening to Texans who work at AT&T and American.

September 27, 2018 — News

Bank Workers Bring Fight for a Voice on the Job to the United Nations

Bank workers and members of the Committee for Better Banks, a CWA project, joined a side meeting at the United Nations to discuss how workers having a voice on the job can make the finance industry more sustainable and inclusive.

September 20, 2018 — News

CWA Calls on State Attorneys General to Investigate Anti-Competitive, Job-Destroying T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Last week, CWA President Chris Shelton wrote to all 50 State Attorneys General to express concern over the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger.

August 16, 2018 — News

South Dakota CWA Members Lead Fight Against Offshoring of Call Center Jobs

Members of CWA Local 7500 held a rally in Sioux Falls this week to call for politicians to step in and act.

July 12, 2018 — News

The GOP Corporate Tax Bill Rewards Offshoring – Here's What We Can Do to Stop It

A new op-ed shines a spotlight on how the Republican corporate tax bill rewards and incentivizes the offshoring of more American jobs.

July 5, 2018 — News

Victory! New Jersey State Government Shutdown Averted

After CWAers packed the Statehouse to stop the New Jersey legislature from shutting down the government and locking state workers out, legislators reached a last minute budget deal.

June 28, 2018 — News

CWA Calls on Sprint and T-Mobile to Make Binding Commitments on Jobs and Workers' Rights in Potential Merger

New CWA analysis shows that the merger could cause massive job loss of more than 30,000 jobs across the country.

June 14, 2018 — News

CWAers Rally in DC for Poor People's Campaign

CWAers have been participating in nonviolent direct actions to fight back against the structures that are undermining our democracy and supporting economic injustice.

June 14, 2018 — News

AT&T's Acquisition of Time Warner Must Include Good Union Jobs

CWA issued a statement congratulating AT&T for its court victory this week winning approval for its acquisition of Time Warner.

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

CWA Members Join Sen. Sherrod Brown to Urge Action on Call Center Jobs

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined 30 call center workers from CWA Local 4322 to call for action on his legislation to help rein in offshoring and bring call center jobs back to the United States.

May 24, 2018 — News

CWA Members to AT&T: No Jobs, No Deal

On Saturday, hundreds of CWAers rallied at the AT&T building in downtown Detroit to send a message to the telecom giant: No jobs, no deal.

May 24, 2018 — News

New Executive Paywatch Report: More for Them, Less for Us

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made a whopping $28 million in 2017.

May 17, 2018 — News

CWA Turns Up Heat on Tax Cut Promises, Files Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against AT&T and Nexstar

CWA filed unfair labor practice (ULP) charges against AT&T and NABET-CWA employer Nexstar Media Group.

May 10, 2018 — News

CWA Members Strike at University of California

This week, UPTE-CWA Local 9119 went on strike in solidarity with AFSCME members fighting for a fair contract at the University of California.

May 10, 2018 — News

Members of Congress Introduce Workplace Democracy Act to Restore Workers' Rights

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) this week introduced the Workplace Democracy Act — legislation CWA supports that would restore workers' rights to collectively bargain.

May 10, 2018 — News

Rebellion Builds at Alden-Owned Newspapers

The journalists of the Denver Post and other newspapers owned by Alden Global Capital have had enough.