August 6, 1986
The Communications Workers of America, which represents 262,000 communications workers nationwide, is negotiating at 48 tables around the country with representatives of Southwestern Bell, Nynex, Ameritech, US West, Bell Atlantic and Bell South. Pacific Telesis announced an agreement with the union Monday.
June 10, 1986
The head of the American Telephone & Telegraph Co.'s largest union said the nationwide strike against the company could end within 24 hours because of progress in contract bargaining. Morton Bahr, president of the striking Communications Workers of America, said on CNN's Moneyline that despite escalating rhetoric and union protests in about 30 major cities, lengthy sessions with a federal mediator had eased negotiations. The union struck AT&T on June 1.
May 30, 1986
Contract negotiators for the Communications Workers of America said they will not accept a three-year, 5% pay raise proposed by AT&T. Labor and management continued to negotiate a contract to replace the one that expires at midnight Saturday. The union has threatened a strike early Sunday if no settlement can be achieved.
May 23, 1989
Union Votes to Strike AT&T: Members of American Telephone & Telegraph's largest union voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if a new contract is not reached by midnight Saturday, the union said as negotiations entered a critical stage. The Communications Workers of America, which represents about 130,000 AT&T workers, did not release a breakdown of its nationwide strike-authorization vote. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which is negotiating jointly with CWA and represents an additional 40,000 employees, is conducting a separate vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1985
The news item (Aug. 22), "AT&T Will Cut 24,000 Jobs to Reduce Costs," should have read: "AT&T Will Cut 24,000 Jobs to Increase Profits." How much profit is enough? How much unemployment is too much? This is not an isolated example of corporate greed and its rush to maximize profits without even considering the human costs and the social costs to communities across the United States. We witness the massive layoffs of auto workers, steel workers, miners, rubber workers, and now communications workers.
August 21, 1999 |
Ticket agents, gate workers and other service workers at US Airways have won the right to join the Communications Workers of America after a lengthy battle with the Arlington, Va.-based airline, union officials said. Of the 7,806 workers eligible to vote, 5,215 cast ballots in favor of the union, according to the National Mediation Board, which counted ballots. About 10,000 workers will be covered by the union. The vote was ordered in June by the mediation board after two previous votes.