News & Events

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.

March 20, 2019

At Shareholder Meeting, Call Center Workers Send Clear Message: Maximus, Respect Our Right to Organize!

Maximus workers attended the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Reston to call on Maximus to respect their right to organize free from fear, intimidation, and interference.

March 19, 2019

Facebook Agrees to Sweeping Reforms to Curb Discriminatory Ad Targeting Practices

A historic civil rights settlement was announced with Facebook today encompassing sweeping changes that the tech giant will make to its paid advertising platform to prevent discrimination in employment, housing, and credit advertising.

March 15, 2019

CWA Statement on Envoy Passenger Service Agents Contract Ratification Vote

Passenger service agents have voted against ratification of the tentative contract agreement between the Communications Workers of America and Envoy Air.

March 13, 2019

CWA Slams AT&T for Slashing Jobs After Proxy Reveals Skyrocketing Executive Pay

AT&T's proxy statement sent to shareholders this week reveals the company rewarded CEO Randall Stephenson with $29 million last year and paid out hefty bonuses to other executives.

March 6, 2019

CWA and UAW Call on Ways and Means Committee to Hold AT&T, GM and Wells Fargo Executives Accountable During Tax Oversight Effort

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the United Automobile Workers (UAW) sent a letter this week to members of the Ways and Means Committee, including committee chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), urging the full committee to investigate how AT&T, General Motors, Wells Fargo and other major corporations are spending the enormous tax cut benefits they received from the 2018 tax bill.