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We're Not Going Away: Labor Day Message from CWA President Chris Shelton

It's Labor Day, and that means another round of media stories claiming that unions have no place in our global, high-tech economy world. Now, that's really fake news. CWA and our entire labor movement are more united, more prepared and more determined than ever.

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Orange Agreement on Sept/Oct Commission Agreement

We are pleased to report that an agreement has been signed as of today which gives the proposed changes to retail commissions for September and October to members covered by the Orange contract, while protecting the Union's position - which is that we have a standing request to bargain commissions and any and all changes to commissions must be bargained with the Union. 

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CWA/AT&T Mobility 2017 Orange Contract Bargaining Report 54

The Bargaining Committee and the Company met today to continue our dialogue on the Company’s proposed changes to Retail commissions for September and October, which many of you saw posted previously on the My CSP. The Company had posted that there would be changes to the plan available to everyone except for members covered by the Orange Contract. 

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CWA Adopts CWA STRONG Plan at 76th Convention

This week CWA Local 1101 delegates joined CWA delegates nationally to adopt the CWA STRONG plan to strengthen our union. CWAers from more than 371 locals at the CWA Convention took the pledge to make locals CWA STRONG, with more signing up every day.

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CWA/AT&T Mobility 2017 Orange Contract Bargaining Report 53

August 18, 2017. This week bargaining focused on commission changes AT&T has planned for September and October. RSCs have seen an update on the “My CSP” page that describes changes including credit for some on-line sales and uncapping the Entertainment component for two months.

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CWA President Chris Shelton: When We Fight, We Win

August 10, 2017. In his keynote address to the 76th CWA convention in Pittsburgh, CWA President Chris Shelton laid out the intensifying attacks facing workers and the labor movement, but reminded delegates that "always, always, always, working people have risen up to fight for what is right."

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Help Build our Union's Political Power; Contribute to PAF

We are working hard to build our union's political power. We can't compete with the corporations in terms of money. But we have people, we have energy and we have commitment.  And we have the CWA Political Action Fund (PAF) a non-partisan political action committee that fights for workers' political power. 

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We Have a Plan to Fight Back

August 3, 2017. Letter from CWA District 1 VP Dennis Trainor. Be prepared for stepped up mobilization in the coming weeks. We have all been waiting with increasing frustration for AT&T to move towards us at the bargaining table.

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CWA/AT&T Mobility 2017 Orange Contract Bargaining Report 52

July 28, 2017. The CWA and AT&T bargainers met this week via phone conference. Among the many issues we discussed was the new Leave Link process which has caused chaos with our members who need to access FMLA, Short Term Disability, and ADA accommodations to name a few.

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CWA/AT&T Mobility Orange Contract Bargaining Report 51

There have been no meetings scheduled with the Company this week. This doesn't mean that your Bargaining Committee has taken a break; in fact, quite the opposite. We have been busy working on the numerous Unfair Labor Practice Charges that have been filed against the company as a result of the unilateral changes the company continues to make.

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