Press Releases

Press Releases

May 11, 2018

CWA Executive Board Green Lights Strike at AT&T

CWA's Executive Board has voted to approve a strike by 14,000 workers covered by AT&T’s Midwest and Legacy T contracts. The Executive Board’s decision gives CWA President Chris Shelton the go ahead to set a strike date if negotiators cannot reach an agreement.

May 3, 2018

CenturyLink Announces Layoffs Despite Massive Tax Windfall

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress promised that corporations would use their tax cuts to invest in American workers by raising wages and create jobs. Instead corporations like CenturyLink have continued to outsource jobs, lay off workers and abandon their responsibilities to communities across our country.

May 1, 2018

President Trump’s Failure to Stop Call Center Job Offshoring Prompts Letter from Senator Bob Casey and Senate Democrats

Senator Casey alerted President Trump to the need for action last year, but instead of working reduce offshoring, the Trump Administration backed provisions in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that provide incentives for corporations to send jobs overseas.

April 27, 2018

CWA Applauds Passage of Passenger Service Agent Assault Language in FAA Reauthorization Bill

This morning, the House included crucial passenger service agent assault language when passing the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Now CWA is urging the Senate to do the same.

April 24, 2018

Report on AT&T Reveals Thousands of Layoffs, Call Center Closures, and Rampant Outsourcing

While AT&T refuses to release details about plans for its $20 billion in tax savings, a report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) examines the telecom giant’s continued role in hollowing out the middle class by eliminating thousands of jobs, closing call centers, and shifting customer service and network maintenance to low-wage contractors, including overseas vendors.

April 15, 2018

Contracts Covering 14,000 Workers at AT&T Midwest and Legacy Expire

The 14,000 workers at AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, members of the Communications Workers of America, will continue working even though their contracts have expired. The AT&T Midwest agreement expired at 11:59 pm CT on Saturday. The AT&T Legacy T contract expired at 11:59 ET on Saturday.

April 10, 2018

AT&T Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

"CWA members are prepared to do whatever it takes to get a fair contract at AT&T Midwest that prioritizes job security, healthcare, and retirement."

April 4, 2018

America's Largest Unions Demand Employers Disclose Corporate Tax Windfall Amid Bargaining Talks Nationwide

Failure to Release Tax Windfall Details Could Violate National Labor Relations Act, Unions Charge.

March 25, 2018

CWA Members Win New Contract with Frontier Communications To Protect Jobs in West Virginia and Ashburn, Virginia

After three weeks on strike, 1,400 members of the Communications Workers of America will return to work at Frontier Communications in West Virginia and Ashburn, VA by Wednesday.

March 16, 2018

Statement from CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney on Frontier's Injunction Request

"The court has given the parties until Monday evening to come to an agreement on the parameters of that activity during this strike, and we will work to ensure that our members’ rights are protected."