News & Events

December 10, 2016 — News

THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY - December 10

First sit-down strike in U.S. called by IWW at General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. - 1906

December 7, 2016 — News

THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY - December 5

Unionists John T. and James B. McNamara are sentenced to 15 years and life, respectively, after confessing to dynamiting the Los Angeles Times building during a drive to unionize the metal trades in the city.  They placed the bomb in an alley next to the building, set to detonate when they thought the building would be empty; it went off early, and an unanticipated gas explosion and fire did the real damage, killing twenty people. The newspaper was strongly conservative and anti-union - 1911

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.

October 20, 2016 — News

YP Contract Ratification

By a clear majority of those who voted, the tentative agreement with YP Holdings was ratified today.

September 26, 2016 — News

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #14,

On Friday, September 23, 2016, your CWA Bargaining Committee met in multiple negotiation sessions with the Company Committee.  During the afternoon bargaining session the Company Committee presented the Union Committee with what it described as their “final offer.” 

September 26, 2016 — News

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #13

 DIRECTV Bargaining Report #13

The CWA Bargaining Committee met with the Company early this morning to present an amended package of Bargaining Demands.

September 26, 2016 — News

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #12

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #12

The CWA Bargaining Committee studied data regarding the DIRECTV and the AT&T Pension Plans on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

September 25, 2016 — News

Today in Labor History - September 25

September 25
American photographer Lewis Hine born in Oshkosh, Wisc. - 1874

September 24, 2016 — News

Today in Labor History - September 24

September 24
Canada declares the Wobblies illegal - 1918

September 23, 2016 — News

Today in Labor History - September 23

September 23

September 22, 2016 — News

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #11

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #11

The CWA Bargaining Committee and Company Committee met on Wednesday, September, 21, 2016.

September 22, 2016 — News

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #10

                                            DIRECTV Bargaining Report #10

September 22, 2016 — News

Today in Labor History - September 22

September 22
Emancipation Proclamation signed - 1862
 

September 21, 2016 — News

Today in Labor History - September 21

September 21
Militia sent to Leadville, Colo., to break miners’ strike - 1896
 

September 20, 2016 — News

Today in Labor History - September 20

September 20
Upton Sinclair, socialist and author of The Jungle—published on this day in 1906—born in Baltimore, Md. - 1878
 

September 20, 2016 — News

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #9

                                      DIRECTV Bargaining Report #9

September 19, 2016 — News

Today in Labor History - September 19

September 19
Chinese coal miners forced out of Black Diamond, Wash. - 1885

September 19, 2016 — News

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #8

                                       DIRECTV Bargaining Report #8

September 19, 2016 — News

DIRECTV BARGAINING REPORT #7

DIRECTV BARGAINING REPORT #7

September 19, 2016 — News

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #6

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #6

September 19, 2016 — News

CWA YP Holdings Bargaining Update #11 - TA Reached

After some long days and nights, and tireless efforts from the Committee, a Tentative Agreement with YP Holdings was reached at 8:00 p.m. tonight.

September 18, 2016 — News

Today in Labor History - September 18

September 18

September 17, 2016 — News

Today in Labor History - September 17

September 17
Seventy-five workers die in explosion at Allegheny Arsenal, Pittsburgh, Pa. - 1862
 

September 16, 2016 — News

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #5

DIRECTV Bargaining Report #5