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CWA President Chris Shelton on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators”

Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton talked about Verizon, broadband buildout, and the latest developments in telecommunications. Read More »

Striking Verizon workers win big gains

After 44 days of the largest strike in recent history, striking CWA members have won their major goals: improvements to their standard of living, good jobs, and a first contract for wireless retail store workers. Read More »

Economic impact of Verizon strike continues, deepens

Verizon’s second quarter revenue will fall by $343 million, according to Wells Fargo estimates. The bank’s estimate comes after Verizon reported new FiOS installations plummeted during the workers’ strike. Read More »

CWA uncovers massive Verizon offshoring operation in Philippines

A CWA delegation exposed Verizon’s attempts to deceive the public on the extent of its offshoring exposed and sought a meeting with Verizon management in the Philippines. They were confronted by heavily armed Verizon security. Read More »

T-Mobile starts company union, violates US labor law – again

T-Mobile’s at it again. Workers have been trying for years to organize a their own union, but T-Mobile has blocked their efforts repeatedly by breaking labor laws. Now the company has come up with another illegal strategy. Read More »

Safety violations run rampant as Verizon fails to maintain network

As the Verizon strike enters its third week, basic safety practices aren’t being followed as unqualified managers and contractors hang cables, place poles and operate heavy equipment throughout the Verizon footprint. Read More »

Verizon strike hurting company profits

Verizon shares are down 4 percent to $49.68 and the company warned that the ongoing strike by CWA and IBEW members could damage second quarter earnings. Read More »

Verizon strike gains strength, support from presidential candidates and elected officials

Verizon workers are striking for more than a fair contract; they’re fighting to protect middle class jobs. Read More »

CWA and IBEW set to go on strike at Verizon

Verizon made $39 billion in profits over the last three years — and $1.8 billion a month in profits over the first three months of 2016 — but the company is still insisting on givebacks that would devastate jobs. Read More »

Big win for DirecTV workers in California and Nevada

More than 2,000 DirecTV technicians, warehouse and administrative workers in California and Nevada now have a CWA voice. Read More »

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