News & Events

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 Ohioa 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.

August 6, 2018 — Press Release

AT&T Workers Kick Off Multi-State Jobs Tour Highlighting Broken Promises On American Jobs

AT&T workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) kicked off a multi-state "Broken Promises Tour," calling attention to the impact of ongoing job losses and offshoring in communities across the Midwest.

August 1, 2018 — Press Release

As AT&T Stonewalls Workers Over Jobs, Members of Ohio State Senate and House Call On AT&T to Settle Fair Contract

Despite promises that tax windfalls would be used to create jobs, AT&T has announced layoffs and continues to outsource and offshore American jobs.

August 1, 2018 — Press Release

Skilled Telecom Workers Warn FCC about Dangerous Consequences of One-Touch, Make Ready Proposal

A local One-Touch, Make Ready ordinance in Louisville, Kentucky has been disastrous, with dangerous mistakes made by contractors. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.

July 30, 2018 — Press Release

Communications Workers of America and Frontier Communications Reach New Agreement, Extend California Contract Through 2020

The ratified agreement will benefit CWA-represented employees with extended job security and Frontier's customers in California are assured of uninterrupted service from experienced telecommunications employees.

July 27, 2018 — Press Release

FCC Set to Vote Next Week on Dangerous, Anti-Union One Touch, Make Ready Proposal

A nationwide OTMR policy would allow companies that want to add equipment to a utility pole to move existing equipment. Pole attachment work is complex, and if done incorrectly, can cause electrocution or poles to fall.

July 19, 2018 — Press Release

Workers See Continued Gains In New Four-Year Deal With Verizon

Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement on a four year extension of the current contract, which was set to expire in August 2019.

July 16, 2018 — Press Release

FCC Concerns and Broad Public Opposition Should Put an End to Potential Sinclair-Tribune Merger

In light of broad public opposition to a potential Sinclair-Tribune merger, along with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expressing “serious concerns” today, it is clear that the parties should abandon their proposed merger.

July 9, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

CWA opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and calls on members of the U.S. Senate to reject this nomination. Judge Kavanaugh routinely rules against workers and their families and regularly sides with employers against employees seeking justice in the workplace, including CWA members.

July 2, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Members Will Join Today's #FreeOurFuture Rally in San Diego

CWA activists are proud to join members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, MiJente and other immigrant rights advocates to demand an end to the inhumane mistreatment of immigrant families at our borders.

June 29, 2018 — Press Release

With Strike Looming at AT&T as Company Stonewalls Workers Over Jobs, Members of Congress Call on AT&T to Settle Fair Contract, Disclose Plans for Profits from Tax Bill

In his letter, Senator Sherrod Brown calls on AT&T to reach an agreement that improves workers’ job security and includes a commitment to creating new jobs in the U.S.

June 29, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Applauds Introduction of By the People Resolution to Strengthen Our Democracy

The By the People Resolution would empower every American voter, strengthen ethics laws for government officials, and take steps to repair our broken campaign finance system.

June 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement on Janus Decision: CWA Members are Ready to Fight

Today’s Supreme Court decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case marks a sad day for all working people and continues a long campaign by corporate interests and right wing groups to restrict our ability to stand together.

June 27, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings, Jr. on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

"We are deeply dismayed and appalled by the Supreme Court’s majority decision to ignore Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and uphold a proclamation camouflaged by so-called national security reasons."

June 26, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Calls on Sprint and T-Mobile to Make Binding Commitments to Address Potential Job Loss and Respect Workers’ Rights

CWA is calling on Sprint and T-Mobile to make a binding commitment not to eliminate jobs in their proposed merger, and to stop violating federal labor laws and fully respect workers’ rights.

June 22, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Condemns Family Separations and Indefinite Detention Policy

While President Trump's executive order puts a stop to these separations for the time being, it also directs immigration officials to detain families indefinitely -- another inhumane practice.

June 21, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Opposes Plan to Merge Departments of Labor and Education

This radical plan would weaken both agencies, leaving working people and children more vulnerable to corporate abuses at work and in the education system.

June 20, 2018 — Press Release

CWA, NABET, and NewsGuild File FCC Petition to Deny Sinclair-Tribune Merger

CWA, NABET-CWA, and TNG-CWA today filed a petition with the FCC to deny the potential merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company, saying that the merger does not serve the public interest.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

After American Airlines Authorizes $2 Billion in Stock Buybacks, over 30 Members of Congress Call on Company to Raise Wages for Passenger Service Agents

Amid growing concern about corporate stock buybacks in the wake of the Republican tax bill, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) led thirty-one members of Congress in sending a letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker calling on the company to invest in its workforce. Despite promises that tax windfalls would be used to raise wages and create jobs, American Airlines recently authorized $2 billion in stock buybacks over the next two years.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act Provides Critical Support for Working People

This Workers' Freedom to Negotiate Act helps ensure that working people will have the freedom to join together to negotiate for a fair return on their work and increases penalties for employers who violate workers' rights.

June 19, 2018 — Press Release

Statement of Claude Cummings on Trump Administration Policy to Separate Children from Parents Seeking Safety and Asylum in America

There is no greatness in tearing children from the arms of mothers and fathers. Warehousing children in caged enclosures and in tent cities under a 100-degree sun is no act of greatness. Ripping families apart who are fleeing hardship and death is an act of terror and the antithesis of greatness.