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June 20, 2018 — News

Members of Congress Urge American Airlines to Raise Wages

Members of Congress urge American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to invest in workers and raise passenger service agent wages at Envoy and Piedmont.

June 13, 2018 — Press Release

At Annual Shareholder Meeting, Envoy Air Agent Confronts American Airlines Board, CEO about Poverty Wages at Subsidiaries

Agents at American-owned Envoy Air are paid as little as $9.48 an hour and have been trying to negotiate a new contract with fair, family-sustaining wages for nearly two years. Wages at Piedmont Airlines, another American Airlines subsidiary, start at just $8.50 an hour.

June 13, 2018 — News

Tell Senators: Poverty Pay Is Not OK at American

Heading into mediation for a Piedmont contract, it's more important than ever to urge our senators to tell American CEO Doug Parker that poverty pay isn't okay.

June 12, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Statement on Approval of AT&T's Acquisition of Time Warner

The Communications Workers of America congratulates AT&T for its court victory today winning approval for its acquisition of Time Warner. We encourage the Justice Department to respect Judge Leon's decision and allow the merger to proceed.

June 11, 2018 — News

CenturyLink Virginia Update: Tentative Agreement Reached

CWA Local 2204 Bargaining Team is pleased to announce a Tentative Agreement has been reached with CenturyLink in Virginia.

June 11, 2018 — News

Red Cross: National Bargaining Report 3

At the national bargaining session on June 5-7, the Union Coalition ended negotiations with ARC Management after another week of no real progress.

June 8, 2018 — News

911/Civilian Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement

CWA District 2-13 and Local 13101 are pleased to announce Tentative Agreements have been reached with the State of Delaware for 911 and Civilian members!

June 5, 2018 — Press Release

Verizon Leaves Communities Behind by Closing Wireless Stores in West Virginia and Kentucky

Verizon Wireless closed four retail stores in West Virginia and one in Kentucky, turning the operation of the stores over to a third-party contractor.

May 29, 2018 — News

Red Cross: National Bargaining Report 2

The Coalition of Red Cross Unions discussed our national proposals to improve worker and donor safety, improve worker retention, decrease workforce turnover, and improve employees’ work-life balance.

May 25, 2018 — News

ITS Tentative Agreement Ratified

The CWA Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that by a vote of the membership at ITS, our new Collective Bargaining Agreement has been accepted and ratified!

May 24, 2018 — News

Members of Congress Stand with Envoy and Piedmont Workers!

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives spoke out strongly in support of a living wage for Envoy and Piedmont passenger service agents.

May 23, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Blasts AT&T's Bad Faith "Final" Contract Offer

AT&T's so-called "final" proposal is a desperate attempt by AT&T to avoid reaching an agreement that would keep good, family-supporting jobs in our communities. Instead of continuing our agreed-upon negotiation process, they have violated the National Labor Relations Act by sending their misleading summary directly to CWA members and by failing to bargain in good faith.

May 22, 2018 — News

911/Civilian Bargaining Report #6

Tuesday, May 22nd update on bargaining with the state for DSP civilians and 911. The state passed a proposal that begins to move in the direction that we have consistently insisted on to reach an agreement.

May 18, 2018 — News

Announcement: Verizon Contract Extension Talks

Verizon, CWA and IBEW jointly announce that we will be entering into two weeks of bargaining beginning June 18, 2018 to discuss the terms of a contract extension.

May 16, 2018 — News

Agents Take Their Message to Capitol Hill

Passenger service agents from Envoy Air and Piedmont Airlines led a full-court press on Capitol Hill on Monday, May 14 to ask Senators to urge American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to put an end to poverty wages at American's regional carriers.

May 14, 2018 — News

Red Cross: National Bargaining Report 1

The union coalition bargaining the American Red Cross National Addendum opened negotiations with over 35 Red Cross union members, union leaders, and union advisers sharing their personal experiences and their expertise.

May 11, 2018 — Press Release

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 8, 2018 — News

Bargaining Update: Local 13500 & ITS

CWA District 2-13 and Local 13500 are pleased to announce a Tentative Agreement has been reached on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with ITS in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area.

May 4, 2018 — News

CenturyLink Virginia Negotiations

CWA Local 2204 reports negotiations with CenturyLink in Virginia begin on May 22, 2018.

May 3, 2018 — News

CWAers Tell AT&T Shareholders to Show Us the Jobs

CWAers rallied outside AT&T's annual shareholder meeting in Texas, calling on the company to negotiate a fair contract that keeps family-supporting jobs in their communities.

May 3, 2018 — Press Release

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 2, 2018 — News

Greenbrier Contract Ratified

CWA Local 2007 members in the Greenbrier bargaining unit ratified their contract!

May 1, 2018 — Press Release

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 — Press Release

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.