Coronavirus Update – Paid Leave

AT&T is now offering paid leave if a school or daycare closes for COVID-19 and you have sole care responsibilities. You can also request leave if you are at a higher risk for contracting the virus. To read more information or fill out the forms, please click the HR Onestop website.

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Coronavirus Safety and Reporting

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect communities across the globe, CWA leaders are engaging with employers to ensure that they are providing CWA members with comprehensive safety and prevention measures in an environment that encourages open and free communication without fear of reprisal or negative impacts on pay or continued employment. CWA’s Health and Safety department has established a process for locals to report on what protections employers have put in place, as …

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Joe Beirne Scholarship

Don’t miss the April 30 deadline! The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation is awarding 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years for the 2020-2021 academic year. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members. Applications are available only online at the Foundation’s website. The final deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is April 30, 2020. CWAers, please share this information …

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Big Wins for Working Families in Midterm Elections

CWAers across the country won major victories for working families on Election Day, electing strong, pro-worker candidates who will change the face of Congress, state houses, and hundreds of local and municipal offices from coast-to-coast, and passing ballot measures that will increase wages and strengthen our democracy. CWA members and retirees led a sophisticated political program and a year-long effort to highlight the failed promises of the Republican corporate tax cut bill that made the …

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New T-Mobile Hire is Another Reminder of Jobs at Risk in Proposed Merger with Sprint

T-Mobile has hired former CenturyLink executive Sunit Patel to help oversee its proposed merger with Sprint – another disturbing indication that the merger would result in the layoffs of thousands of current employees from the two companies. CWA represents more than 11,000 workers at CenturyLink. Patel helped oversee the company’s merger with Level 3. After that merger, CenturyLink laid off 1,000 employees, with a company spokesperson admitting that “the combination of two large companies…creates redundant …

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North Carolina CWAers Hold Town Hall Meeting to Discuss How to Save Call Center Jobs

Dozens of working North Carolinians gathered in Greensboro Tuesday for a town hall discussion on the future of call center work in the state and to discuss concerns about middle class jobs being moved out of state or overseas. CWA, which represents North Carolina call center workers at AT&T and American Airlines, hosted the discussion with union members from multiple industries, trade experts, and elected officials. AT&T call center worker Ricky Totten, auto worker Jerry …

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Senator Ted Cruz Is Wrong About Corporate Tax Cuts, Wages, and Jobs

During his closing statement at Friday night’s U.S. Senate debate with Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) noted that in November there will be “a lot of things on the ballot” including jobs and paychecks. He bragged that two Texas-based corporations, AT&T and American Airlines, had given one-time bonuses after the corporate tax cut bill passed and claimed that cutting taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans has led to an increase in …

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CWA Sues Facebook for Gender Discrimination on Job Ads

CWA, the ACLU, and Outten & Golden LLP filed charges this week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender by targeting their job ads on Facebook to male Facebook users only – excluding all women and non-binary users from receiving the ads. Targeting job ads by sex is unlawful under federal, state, and local civil rights laws, including Title VII of …

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What it means to be strong

There’s no way to sugarcoat it. It has been a tough year for working people in our country. Exhibit A is the Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The decision to prevent public sector unions from collecting fair share fees is part of a long campaign by corporate executives and right-wing groups to restrict our ability to join together in strong unions to speak up for ourselves, our families and our communities. Janus is …

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