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Rally this Saturday, Feb 24 to Protect Unions & Workers Rights

CWA meet-up: 10:30am at Reade & Lafayette St. Rally starts at 11am at Foley Square. When working people have the freedom to speak up together through unions, we make progress together that benefits everyone. But today - with a shrinking middle class and a growing gap between the rich and the rest of us - the last thing America needs is an assault on the freedom to form strong unions and speak up for ourselves and our communities.

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Thousands to rally in 'Working People's Day of Action' before Supreme Court clash over unions

By Ginger Adams Otis, NY Daily News, 2/10/18 On the eve of oral arguments in one of the most important legal battles in modern labor history, America's unions plan to take their case to the court of public opinion. On Feb. 24 - two days before the Supreme Court tackles Janus vs. AFSCME - a massive mobilization hopes to get thousands into the streets in a show of labor strength.

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Join CWA Local 1101 & NYC Unions at Mass Rally to Protect Unions & Working Peoples' Rights

Saturday, February 24, at 11am. Foley Square (111 Worth St, lower Manhattan).  Join thousands of workers rallying across the country to protect unions and demand an end to a system that's rigged against working people. 

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New York Governor Signs Executive Order to Protect Net Neutrality

By Mallory Locklear, Endgadget, 1/24/18. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order today requiring any internet service provider with a state contract to honor the principles of net neutrality. In a statement the governor said, "With this executive order, we reaffirm our commitment to freedom and democracy and help ensure that the internet remains free and open to all."

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Contract Ratified at AT&T Mobility - Orange Contract 2017

January 12, 2018. CWA members overwhelmingly voted to ratify the tentative agreement covering 21,000 AT&T Mobility workers under the Orange Contract. Congratulations on a hard-fought contract! The new contract offers more pay, more job security, and more work for CWA members. 

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Following Tragic Fire in Philippines, CWA Calls on Telecom Companies to Ensure Workers' Safety

Washington, DC - The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today released letters sent by CWA President Chris Shelton to the CEOs of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon seeking to ensure that workers in these companies' offshored call centers in the Philippines and beyond are "employed in a safe and healthful manner."

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FCC admits mobile internet is a poor broadband replacement

By Andrew Tarantola, Endgadget.com.  As dictated by Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the FCC released its annual draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report on Wednesday. In it, the commission made a surprising concession: that no, mobile data and wired broadband are not in fact suitable replacements for one another. 

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Support Spectrum Strikers; Sign the petition to deny Spectrum's Franchise Renewal

Petition for a NYC Public Cable option and not to renew Spectrum's Franchise. Click here to sign. Spectrum workers have been on strike more than nine months. Sign the petition today to deny Spectrum's franchise renewal. 

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New York Film & TV Workers Protest During MLK Day With Rev. Al Sharpton & Top Empire State Pols

By Jeremy Gerard, Deadline, 1/16/18. Lanere Holmes Rollins, a Parking Production Assistant who has cleared New York’s streets for film and TV crews for more than two decades, waited more than three hours to claim Martin Luther King day as her own. 

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AT&T Finalizes Deal With Communications Workers of America

Yahoo! Finance. 1/16/18. AT&T Inc. has recently finalized a year-long pending deal with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in relation with AT&T Mobility Orange unit employees. 

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