January 20, 2021

First Contract for New CWA Local 1085 Members

On January 14th, Gloucester County library workers, members of CWA Local 1085, celebrated the overwhelming ratification of their first contract!

December 22, 2020

CWA Contract with AT&T Extended for Mobility Workers

The Communications Workers of America and AT&T have agreed to extend two contracts covering 24,000 technicians, call center customer support workers and representatives at AT&T's retail stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

December 17, 2019


On the eve of a historic vote to authorize a strike, workers in the City of Camden won two landmark contracts last Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

December 4, 2019


The CWA Local 1298 bargaining committee reached a two-year tentative agreement with Frontier for the company's employees in Connecticut.

August 3, 2016

Tentative Mobility Benefit Agreement Reached with AT&T Mobility

The CWA AT&T Mobility National Benefits Bargaining committee has reached a new tentative agreement with AT&T Mobility covering 42,000 workers. 

July 21, 2016

Press Release: It’s Time for AT&T to End its Demands for Health Care Cuts at Mobility

CWA’s AT&T Mobility bargaining team is working to negotiate a new national bargained benefit plan covering 45,000 AT&T Mobility workers.

July 13, 2016

Members at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo vote 96% "YES" to strike!

In an amazing show of unity, CWA Local 1133 members at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY just voted 96% YES in a strike vote.

June 17, 2016

CWA Members Overwhelmingly Approve Verizon Contracts

Verizon workers along the East Coast overwhelmingly voted to ratify new contracts that were negotiated following a historic 45-day strike by nearly 40,000 workers.

June 11, 2016

CWA/AT&T Mobility National Bargained Benefit Bargaining

The CWA Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a Tentative Agreement with AT&T Mobility on a four-year National Bargained Benefit Plan.

June 1, 2016

Listen to the Verizon NY/NE Contract Explanation Call

CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor discusses the successful strike at Verizon and Verizon Wireless and reviews the CWA District 1 Verizon and Verizon Wireless New York/New England Tentative Agreement.

May 31, 2016

Summary of Tentative Agreement: Verizon Wireless Retail

Read the summary of the tentative agreement for Verizon Wireless Retail.

May 31, 2016

Summary of Tentative Agreement: Verizon Wireless Technicians

Read the summary of Tentative Agreement for Verizon Wireless Technicians

May 30, 2016

Final NE/NY Verizon Bargaining Report

The unity and determination of our members for 6 ½ weeks on the street—in the great tradition of 1971 and 1989—proved that management was wrong. Our members stood up and fought back, and turned back virtually every concession that remained on the table when we went on strike on April 13th.

May 27, 2016


U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor dispute at Verizon.

May 27, 2016

Victory for Verizon and Verizon Wireless Workers!

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after coming to an agreement in principle with the company. After 45 days of the largest strike in recent history, striking CWA members have achieved our major goals of improving working families’ standard of living, creating good union jobs in our communities and achieving a first contract for wireless retail store workers.

May 17, 2016

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the Verizon Strike

May 17, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.

May 13, 2016

CWAers Confronted by Armed Verizon Security and Swat Team in the Philippines

Over the course of a four-day visit to the Philippines this week, four representatives of Communications Workers of America who are on strike discovered that the extent to which Verizon is offshoring work is far beyond what has previously been reported and what the company publicly has claimed. Verizon is offshoring customer service calls to numerous call centers in the Philippines, where workers are paid just $1.78 an hour and forced to work overtime without compensation.

May 7, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 54

Following our meeting with Verizon on Monday, the CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met with the Company in off record discussions over call sharing, The union committee continued to meet throughout the week to discuss our next steps.

May 3, 2016

Verizon Shareholders to Vote for Change of Course as Investor and Customer Concerns Grow

Days before Verizon?s annual shareholder meeting, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced today that Verizon workers, who also hold an estimated $1.3 billion in the company?s stock, will vote for a series of shareholder proposals to improve the company?s corporate governance. Verizon workers, who have been on strike since April 13, are saying the company?s short-sighted decision-making is hurting Verizon?s shareholders, customers and long-term viability.

May 2, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 53

Your Bargaining Team met with the company in Rye this afternoon for approximately 2 1/2 hours. We made some compromise proposals in a number of areas, designed to kick-start the bargaining process. One of these proposals included a plan that would give the company greater flexibility in routing customer service calls, while at the same time limiting the amount of contracting out of that work overall.

April 28, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 52

Today, Verizon presented what it described as its ?last, best, and final offer? to your bargaining teams in Philadelphia and Westchester. Unfortunately, their ?last and best? was little more than the ?same old bullshit.?

April 26, 2016

VERIZON STRIKE: Continuing Medical Coverage While on Strike

There have been many questions raised related to continuing medical coverage during the strike. Here are some facts that will help answer those questions.

April 21, 2016

New York Unemployment Insurance Information

CWA is working with the New York State Department of Labor to make it easier for Verizon members to file for unemployment benefits.

April 19, 2016

Verizon Regional Bargaining Report # 51

The CWA District 1/IBEW Local 2213 and IBEW New England Regional Committees met today at the Rye town Hilton.