News & Events

June 11, 2019

CWA Applauds Decisive Action by State Attorneys General to Prevent T-Mobile and Sprint from Gaining Anti-Competitive Power

We applaud these Attorneys General for taking decisive action to prevent T-Mobile and Sprint from gaining anti-competitive power at the expense of workers, customers, and communities.

May 20, 2019

CWA: T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Remains Anticompetitive, Harmful to American Workers and Should Be Blocked

A statement from CWA in response to news that several FCC Commissioners have voiced support for the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger after the companies announced a series of new commitments and conditions.

May 17, 2019

Senators Urge American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to Negotiate Increased Wages and Improved Benefits for Envoy Air Passenger Service Agents

Senators wrote to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to urge the company to provide increased wages and improved benefits for American subsidiary Envoy Air Passenger Service Agents.

May 17, 2019

AFL-CIO President Trumka and CWA President Shelton to President Trump: No Trade Negotiations with the Philippines Until Crackdown Against Trade Unions End

In a joint letter released publicly today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton urged President Trump and his administration to withhold bilateral trade negotiations with the Philippines until the government of President Rodrigo Duterte halts its “ongoing and growing repression of trade union members and activists in the country.”

May 15, 2019

CWA Calls on Presidential Candidates to Support Comprehensive Democracy Reform

CWA signed an open letter sent to all 2020 presidential candidates urging them to make comprehensive democracy reform an integral part of their campaign platforms.

May 13, 2019

AT&T Cut over 23,000 Jobs Since Congress Passed Tax Bill

A new analysis of AT&T’s March proxy statement and annual report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) shows the telecom company eliminated 23,328 jobs since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act passed in late 2017, including nearly 6,000 in the first quarter of 2019.

May 9, 2019

Despite Promises on Jobs, AT&T Announces California Layoffs

Despite promises to use its enormous tax savings to create “7,000 high-paying, really good jobs,” AT&T this week announced additional layoffs across California.

May 2, 2019

At Verizon’s Shareholder Meeting, Workers to Call for Accountability in Verizon Supply Chain

Workers to confront board and executives on retail store and call center union-busting, failure to address abuses in warehouse sector. Unions to call for corporate governance reform, rejection of CEO pay package.

March 27, 2019

At Congressional Hearing on Corporate Tax Cuts, CWA Calls for AT&T Accountability

CWA President Chris Shelton testified in front of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday about the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on working Americans and called on Congress to hold big corporations accountable for their failed promises to raise wages and create jobs with their tax windfalls.

March 26, 2019

Annual Report Suggests AT&T Paid No Cash Income Taxes in 2018 and Slashed Capital Investments

In the same year AT&T cut a staggering number of jobs and closed call centers throughout the U.S., the company may not have paid cash income taxes. In fact, AT&T says that after refunds, it enjoyed a net tax rebate of $354 million.