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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.

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. 

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 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.

June 22, 2017 — Press Release

CWA Statement on the Senate's Health Care Plan

In some ways, the Senate Republican health care plan is even worse than the version that Hosue Republicans adopted. 

May 23, 2017 — Press Release

CWA: Working People Will Fight Against Shameful Trump Budget

A statement by CWA President Chris Shelton on the budget released today by the Trump Administration.

May 17, 2017 — Press Release

AT&T Workers Issue Ultimatum: Fair Proposal by Friday or Strike

AT&T workers have given company executives until Friday, May 19 at 3PM ET to present serious proposals that invest in good jobs with a future. If AT&T officials refuse to negotiate fairly, workers will walk off the job in a three-day strike.

April 28, 2017 — Press Release

AT&T Wireless Workers Fire Warning Shot, Give 72-Hour Notice to Terminate Contract

AT&T wireless workers announced they have issued the 72-hour notice to end their contract extension—making a strike more likely than ever before for 21,000 wireless workers across 36 states and DC. Starting May 1, CWA has the option to call a strike at any time.

March 24, 2017 — Press Release

CWA Statement on House Republican Health Care Proposal

Statement by Communications Workers of America on House Republican health care proposal withdrawal.

February 1, 2017 — Press Release

CWA: Republicans Following Corporate Demands on 'Right to Work'

A statement by the Communications Workers of America on the introduction of so-called “right to work” legislation by Congressional Republicans.

November 14, 2016 — Press Release

CWA on News that TPP is Dead for this Congress: "Welcome, Overdue, and a Lesson for the Future"

For more than five years, CWA members, allies, and working families throughout the country mobilized to expose this corporate-friendly trade deal and the serious consequences for working families and communities if it did take effect. CWA members and allies long have been ahead of Washington on the issue of TPP and trade policy, and this work built a strong public base of voters who rejected what they clearly recognized as bad deal, no matter their political party.