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NY mayors join CWA at bargaining table, tell Verizon stop stalling on FiOS

A group of New York mayors joined CWA in contract negotiations with Verizon, calling on the company to expand its FiOS service to their cities. Read More »

Verizon workers vote strike authorization

Eighty-six percent of Verizon workers voted over the last two weeks to authorize a strike if necessary. Their contract expires at 12 midnight on Saturday, August 1 and covers 39,000 CWA and IBEW represented telephone workers from Massachusetts to Virginia. Read More »

CWA supports Wheeler’s transition proposals

The proposals outline the Technology Transition Order, which aims to ensure that phone and Internet companies upgrade their networks in a responsible way. Read More »

CWA urges FCC to address Verizon abuses

In meetings with the FCC, CWA urged the agency to move forward quickly to update its rules to protect consumers during this period of transition from copper to fiber networks -- and to prevent a repeat of Verizon's controversy following Hurricane Sandy. Read More »

CWA to White House Broadband Opportunity Council: No favoritism to labor law violators like T-Mobile

CWA filed comments to a cross-agency initiative that aims to stimulate broadband investment in federal programs, calling for the expansion of the Lifeline program to include broadband and advocating for policies to support good jobs for telecommunications workers. Read More »

CWA: Verizon neglects copper lines

CWA accused Verizon of refusing to repair broken copper lines and directing customers toward Voice Link. Read More »

Gawker Media: digital media company forms union

Workers at Gawker Media have joined the Writers Guild of America, East to form a union in the digital media industry. Read More »

OSHA wants information on tower work

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a request for information into communications tower construction and maintenance practices. Read More »

NLRB Throws Out CNN’s Joint Employer Challenge

The NLRB rejected a motion by CNN, thereby affirming its 2014 decision compensate more than 300 NABET-CWA-represented employees who lost jobs and wages in a phony reorganization. Read More »

First Contract at Purple Communications

Members of American Sign Language Interpreters United, a unit of the CWA-TNG Pacific Media Workers Guild, have ratified their first contracts with Purple Communications. Read More »

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