News & Events

November 9, 2018 — Press Release

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Pens Letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker Urging Good Faith Negotiations with Envoy Passenger Service Agents

Rep. Green’s letter reiterates concern he voiced earlier this year when he joined 80 members of Congress who called on American Airlines to support living wages for Envoy passenger service agents.

November 7, 2018 — Press Release

CWA-Backed Candidates Win Big on Election Day

The Communications Workers of America’s intense multi-pronged political program, combined with a year-long effort to highlight the failed promises of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, made the difference in some of the most competitive races of the 2018 midterm election. Tuesday’s results are a defining moment for pro-worker progressives who will change the face of Congress, state houses and hundreds of local and municipal offices from coast-to-coast.

November 2, 2018 — Press Release

Piedmont Passenger Service Agents Ratify New Contract

Piedmont Airlines passenger service agents represented by the Communications Workers of America ratified a new five-year contract today. The agreement covers 6,000 agents in 28 states at the American Airlines subsidiary, and provides significant improvements in the collective bargaining agreement, including wage increases across the board and new defined pay scales.

October 31, 2018 — Press Release

Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Cause Substantial Harm to Working People and Consumers

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today submitted new comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger. The new filing assesses the companies' insufficient responses to CWA's initial comments to the FCC and finds that T-Mobile and Sprint have failed to show that there would be verifiable, merger-related public interest benefits that would outweigh the substantial harm the deal would cause to working people and consumers.

October 30, 2018 — Press Release

Hundreds of Hattiesburg Federally Contracted Call Center Workers Rally for Fair Pay and a Union

The rally coincides with the release of a new report by Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.

October 29, 2018 — Press Release

We Must Rededicate Ourselves to the Fight for Justice

Events of the past week have shaken our nation. Violent extremists have targeted African-Americans, Jewish Americans and political leaders, and the Trump administration has declared its intention to dehumanize transgender and gender non-conforming members of our communities.

October 19, 2018 — Press Release

Communications Workers of America Launches First Responder Voice

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced today the launch of FirstResponderVoice.org, a new advocacy initiative and website devoted to increasing the availability of information about FirstNet for first responders and public safety agencies across the country.

October 18, 2018 — Press Release

Citing 3,185 Jobs at Risk, CWA District 9 Files Motion to Become Party in CPUC Review of Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

In its motion, CWA District 9 cites the merger’s potential negative effects on its 57,000 members in California, both as workers and consumers.

October 9, 2018 — Press Release

Local Workers’ Rally: “Save Our Jobs” at Risk in Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger”

Recent analysis by CWA found that 28,000 jobs nationwide and 4,122 jobs in the Kansas City metro area alone are at risk if the merger goes through as presently constructed.

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.

October 2, 2018 — Press Release

New NAFTA Agreement is a Work in Progress

The deal limits the ability of corporations to challenge local, state and federal laws through Investor State Dispute Settlement lawsuits and it strengthens labor obligations. However, the agreement falls short by failing to include a strong enforcement process to hold the parties accountable to those obligations or limits on call center job offshoring.

September 26, 2018 — Press Release

FCC Overreach on Deployment of Next Generation Wireless Prevents Cities from Protecting Public Interest

Today's vote by the Federal Communications Commission is an overreach of federal authority which limits the ability of local governments to establish aesthetic standards and set access fees for wireless providers who are building next generation broadband networks.

September 26, 2018 — Press Release

“A Giant Warning Sign” - T-Mobile Hiring of Former CenturyLink Executive Another Reminder of Jobs at Risk in Proposed Merger with Sprint

Sunit Patel was previously Chief Financial Officer at CenturyLink, where he helped to oversee the company’s merger with Level 3. Following that merger, CenturyLink laid off approximately 1,000 employees, two percent of its workforce.

September 25, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Urges Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill With Safety Improvements For Passenger Service Agents and Flight Attendants

The Communications Workers of America applaud the inclusion of provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Bill protecting passenger service agents from assault and providing 10 hours minimum rest for flight attendants. CWA urges Congress to approve the bill this week before funding runs out on the current extension.

September 18, 2018 — Press Release

Class Action Bias Charges Target Facebook and 10 Employers for Excluding Women from Receiving Job Ads on Facebook

The ACLU, Outten & Golden LLP, and the Communications Workers of America filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender by targeting their job ads on Facebook to male Facebook users only, excluding all women and non-binary users from receiving the ads.

September 17, 2018 — Press Release

CWA to State Attorneys General: T-Mobile Sprint Merger Will Cause Massive Job Loss, Raises Significant Competitive Concerns

Last week, Chris Shelton wrote to all 50 State Attorneys General to express concern over the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger and to press for deeper investigations into the impact of the merger.

September 7, 2018 — Press Release

GDIT Workers Take Fight for Fair Wages and Better Working Conditions to the Hill

Workers from GDIT, the top federal contractor in the call center industry, and XPO Logistics spoke on how labor law violations at federal contractors keep workers in poverty.

September 4, 2018 — Press Release

As GDIT Workers Stand Strong against Intimidation, GDIT Hit with Two New NLRB Complaints

“GDIT management needs to respect the rights of its workers to organize.”

August 27, 2018 — Press Release

CWA to FCC: Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Will Cost 28,000 Jobs and Should Be Opposed as Currently Structured

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing opposition to the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint as currently structured.

August 20, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Applauds NM Attorney General’s Advisory Reaffirming Public Sector Workers’ Rights

The advisory emphasized that the only change under the Janus decision is that public employers may no longer deduct agency fees from a nonmember’s wages, nor may a labor organization collect an agency fee from a nonmember, without the nonmember’s affirmative consent.

August 14, 2018 — Press Release

Community Leaders Call on PUCO to Reject AT&T's Request to Drop Out of Lifeline Program

Today, leaders from the NAACP, Ohio Poverty Law Center, Alliance for Retired Americans, ProgressOhio and Communications Workers of America District 4 called on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to reject AT&T’s request to drop out of the Lifeline program. AT&T’s abandonment of the Lifeline program, which subsidizes vital phone and internet services, would harm over 10,000 of their Ohio customers - including the elderly, veterans and low-income households.

August 14, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Launches Multi-State Political Push Calling Out Lawmakers, AT&T For Broken Promises On American Jobs

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today announced a multi-state political effort focused on the Midwest with radio ads spotlighting AT&T's cuts to U.S. jobs in the wake of the GOP tax bill.

August 10, 2018 — Press Release

Workers Ratify New Four-Year Deal With Verizon

The agreement, which extends the contracts through August 5, 2023, will deliver an 11.2% wage increase over the additional four years and covers over 34,000 Verizon workers, including call center workers, and central office and field technicians.

August 8, 2018 — Press Release

When We Fight We Win, In Missouri and Across the Country

Working people in Missouri sent a clear message to the whole country yesterday: We won't be fooled by so-called "right to work" legislation and other efforts to prevent us from joining together to fight for good jobs, fair wages and strong communities.