News

August 30, 2018

American Red Cross 2018: Tentative Agreement

The Union Coalition representing 4,500 workers at the American Red Cross reached a national tentative agreement late in the evening on August 30th, 2018. The Coalition successfully blocked proposed takeaways and made some important national gains.

July 26, 2018

Red Cross: National Bargaining July Report

The Union Coalition’s Bargaining Team has now received the Red Cross’s response to the comprehensive economic counter proposal made at our last national bargaining session (June 19-21), and it isn’t good. The Union Coalition remains UNITED!

June 29, 2018

Red Cross: National Bargaining Report 4

The National Union Coalition met for the last scheduled national session with the Red Cross. The Union Coalition made progress on issues that affect our day-to-day lives, but management remains far from the union on where money should be invested.

June 11, 2018

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.

May 29, 2018

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 14, 2018

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.

March 6, 2017

Customer Service Newsletter Issue # 1

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the CWA Customer Service Newsletter!

December 9, 2016

American Red Cross Tentative Agreement RATIFIED: Local 2201

American Red Cross Local Contract Tentative Agreement votes have been counted, and it has been ratified by the membership.

November 22, 2016

American Red Cross Tentative Agreement Reached: Local 2201

CWA Local 2201 is happy to announce that the bargaining team reached a tentative agreement on a Local contract with Red Cross. This is a first agreement and builds on much of the economic benefits bargained in the National Addendum.

August 13, 2016

American Red Cross August Bargaining Report: Mid-Atlantic Region

August 2016 bargaining report from American Red Cross Mid-Atlantic (Virginia to NC) negotiations.

August 18, 2015

American Red Cross: National Bargaining Conference Call

Members of the Red Cross coalition are encouraged to join one of two scheduled conference calls on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

August 4, 2015

CWA Reaches Tentative National Agreement with the American Red Cross

CWA and the American Red Cross have reached the first-ever national tentative settlement covering some 4,000 workers at American Red Cross operations in 24 states, a positive step forward for Red Cross workers and the public.

June 18, 2015

American Red Cross: National Bargaining Update (6/18/15)

Read the latest American Red Cross National Bargaining Update from June 18, 2015.

June 11, 2015

Fast Track S.O.S.

It's now or never. It's Sink Or Swim time to defeat Fast Track on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Call your Representative NOW: 888-966-9836

June 9, 2015

Communications Workers of America Elect New National and District Leaders

Results have been posted for national and district CWA officer elections. There will be a runoff election for District 3 Vice President.

June 3, 2015

URGENT ACTION: Stop Fast Track Today

Call your Representative today and tell him or her to oppose Fast Track/TPP.

May 26, 2015

American Red Cross: National Bargaining

Leaders from our eight unions of the Red Cross Union Coalition met with National Red Cross in Washington DC and reached an agreement to formally enter into national negotiations on some joint issues. This has been an involved process to begin negotiations because this is a significant step and we want to cover all details of what this means for every local union at the table.

May 15, 2015

American Red Cross Election Victory

CWA Local 2201 won a unit of 174 workers of the American Red Cross Mid-Atlantic Region covering Virginia to North Carolina.

May 4, 2015

TPP Rally in Harrisburg, PA

Opponents to Fast Track and TPP trade deal are welcome to attend a rally in Harrisburg, PA on Thursday, May 7th to let Senator Toomey know he can still redeem himself.

April 27, 2015

CWA's STOP THE TPP Local Resources Page

STOP THE TPP provides flyers, fact sheets, and other materials from CWA to help Locals to get the word out to your members.

March 26, 2015

Workers? Memorial Day

The theme this year when CWA activists and other unions observe Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 will be "Speak Out for Safe Jobs. Protect Workers Now" as workers step up the fight for safe workplaces and remember fellow workers killed, injured and made sick on the job.

March 25, 2015

75th CWA CONVENTION

View the convention website for more information: cwa-union.org/convention
August 22, 2014

2014 CWA District 2-13 Leadership Conference

Register now for the District 2-13 Leadership Conference is scheduled from October 13 through October 15, 2014 in Williamsburg, VA.