News & Events

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

Were you affected by 9/11?

Were you affected by 9/11? The World Trade Center Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”) can help. 

September 5, 2017 — Press Release

CWA: Trump's Move on Dreamers is Cruel and Mean-Spirited

Statement from CWA on the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

August 7, 2017 — News

CWA President Chris Shelton's Address to the 76th CWA Convention

In his address to the CWA Convention, Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton rallies CWAers to the CWA STRONG program and to do what needs to be done to ensure the survival of the labor movement.

August 3, 2017 — News

New Jersey CWAers Win Back Pay for State Workers

The NJ State Assembly voted on Tuesday to pass a bill requiring back pay for state workers locked out during the state shutdown.

July 6, 2017 — News

GOP Health Care Bill is Massive Tax Giveaway to the Wealthy

With Senators home for recess, CWAers have been working hard to oppose the Senate Republicans' health care bill.