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March 15, 2019 — Press Release



March 15, 2019 — Press Release

Laid Off Call Center Workers, Elected Officials to AT&T: Stop Cutting and Outsourcing Call Center Jobs

In New York, over 40,000 call center jobs cut since 2006, with AT&T recently slashing another 150 in Syracuse despite $20 billion tax windfall

March 15, 2019 — Press Release

Save NY Call Center Jobs Coalition Applauds Senate For Passage of New York State Call Center Jobs Act

In New York, over 40,000 call center jobs cut since 2006, with AT&T recently slashing another 150 in Syracuse despite $20 billion tax windfall

February 8, 2019 — Press Release

N.Y. Public Service Commission Signs Off on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger, Imposes Job Retention Requirements at CWA's Urging

The Communications Workers of America expressed disappointment at the New York Public Service Commission's decision this week to approve the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, but noted that the union's concerns about likely merger-related job loss were taken into account by the PSC's requirement that the company's direct employment level be preserved at the same level for at least three years after the merger.

November 7, 2018 — Press Release

CWA District One Delivers on Promise to Flip NY State Senate

The Communications Workers of America, District 1, political program delivered on Election Day in New York.

August 9, 2018 — Press Release

Communication Workers of America, District One Sets Sights on Flipping NY State Senate

In a year of critical elections at both the State and Federal level that will have a massive impact on the legislative prospects of working people, the Communications Workers of America, District 1, has endorsed six New York State Senate candidates in critical races across the state.

August 9, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Endorses Slate of Fresh Faces for Senate, Assembly

Insurgent Candidates Who Will Fight for Working Families

July 19, 2018 — Press Release

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

Today, 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.

March 21, 2018 — News

District 1 Makes Endorsements in New York Special Elections (April 24)

Gov. Cuomo has called for 11 special elections for vacant seats in the NY State Senate and Assembly with the election set for April 24. D1 is pleased to endorse several candidates.

March 9, 2018 — News

CWA Reaches Favorable Settlement in Verizon Copper Network Case

In a big victory, CWA reached a settlement with Verizon requiring the company to repair 54 central offices across the state, replace bad cable and defective equipment, and more. 

March 7, 2018 — News


Midterm Elections are eight months away and the stakes are high, especially for working people.

March 7, 2018 — News

Thousands of CWAers Mobilize for Working People's Day of Action

Thousands of CWA members in more than 30 cities across the country took to the streets on Saturday, February 24 for the Working People's Day of Action to demand an end to an economy that's rigged in favor of the wealthiest and most powerful.

February 21, 2018 — News

CWA Members Joining Workers Across the Country to Fight Attacks on Unions

Fight the attack on public sector unions! Saturday, February 24.

February 14, 2018 — News

Film Industry’s Invisible Workforce Votes for Dignity, Respect

In an unprecedented show of unity, Parking Production Assistants in New York City voted unanimously to join CWA Local 1101.

January 4, 2018 — News

Groundbreaking AT&T Wireless Agreement Extends Gender Identity Protections to Tens of Thousands of Workers

In a precedent-setting tentative agreement for AT&T wireless workers, workers have won the widest-reaching protections for transgender employees of any telecom industry contract.

December 13, 2017 — News

Tentative Agreement Reached at AT&T Mobility - Orange Contract 2017

After almost a year of bargaining and unprecedented mobilization we have reached a groundbreaking tentative agreement for members under the Orange contract at AT&T Mobility. 

November 16, 2017 — Press Release

CWA: Working Families Will Pay for Tax Cuts for Corporations and the 1 Percent

Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the Republican tax plan passed today by the House of Representatives.

November 8, 2017 — Press Release

Voters Reject Trump Playbook

Working families were the big winners in yesterday's elections. 

November 2, 2017 — News

New Yorkers: Get out and Vote Nov 7

Tuesday, November 7 is an important election. 

October 16, 2017 — News

November 7, Vote NO on ConCon

The Constitutional Convention: Just Another Party for Lobbyists

September 27, 2017 — Press Release

Statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the Trump Tax Plan

“President Trump has promised that ‘we will cut taxes tremendously for the middle class.’ The truth is, this plan is a billionaire’s dream masquerading as a tax cut for middle class families."

September 13, 2017 — Press Release

StoryCorps Employees Vote for CWA Representation and a Union Voice

Staff members at StoryCorps have voted for union representation by Communications Workers of America Local 1180. 

September 7, 2017 — News

AT&T Mobility Workers Visit Capitol Hill

AT&T Mobility workers, members of CWA from several states, met with Members of Congress to speak about how AT&T’s offshoring and its third party dealer structure are harming workers.

September 5, 2017 — News

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