May 21, 2015
It was typical Chris Christie bluster as the New Jersey governor held a town hall in Kenilworth, New Jersey, on March 31, 2015. "Let me tell you something, these public employees should be sending me a thank you note," he said. And what should New Jersey public employees be sending Christie a "thank you note" for? Well, for breaking the law by not funding their pensions.
May 15, 2015
About 4,000 CWA and other public-sector union members – all dressed in red – surrounded New Jersey's Statehouse on Tuesday to protest the governor's decision to axe $1.57 billion from a promised payment to public workers' pension system.
May 14, 2015
Almost 100 CWAers from locals across New York City visited City Council members to discuss good jobs at Verizon through delivering FiOS to all New Yorkers.
May 14, 2015
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio believes income inequality is a national crisis that defines our time and he went to Washington this week to launch a Progressive Agenda for America to begin to address the issue.
May 12, 2015
CWA members from Locals 1103, 1111, 1122, 1133 and 1168 descended on the New York State Capitol, joined by healthcare workers from across the state, to tell their stories and urge lawmakers to pass safe staffing legislation.
May 7, 2015
As CWA and Fast Food workers rally at Union Square today, Governor Cuomo announced that he will establish a wage board to investigate wages in the fast food industry and issue a recommendation within 3 months.
May 5, 2015
On May 4, hundreds turned out for a rally in Rochester, NY to kick-off bargaining for a new contract at Frontier Communications, Inc.
May 4, 2015
On May 12, CWA members in New Jersey are standing up and fighting back against Governor Christie’s plan to bankrupt the retirement funds for hundreds of thousands of public workers in New Jersey.
May 4, 2015
CWA Local 1103 and Don Bosco Worker Center are working together to stop wage theft in Port Chester, NY. Click here to watch the video.
May 1, 2015
On May 1, AT&T Mobility implemented a new attendance policy for their retail stores which punishes workers for getting sick. If a worker is out sick more than 8 days a year, they are fired.
April 30, 2015
CWA members are standing up and fighting back against the Trans-Pacific partnership (TPP), a disastrous trade deal that, if passed, would kill jobs, undermine our food safety, pollute the environment, raise prescription drug prices, and allow foreign multinationals to sue the US, state and local governments to overturn laws that inhibit their “expected future profits”.
April 29, 2015
The movement against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is growing. On April 28, the New York City Council voted to pass Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal’s resolution declaring the city a “TPP-free zone” and urging Congress to reject “Fast Track” legislation for the trade deal.
April 23, 2015
From April 1 – May 31, 2015, New Jersey State and County workers are voting to elect Trustees to the Public Employees’ Retirement (PERS) Board.
April 20, 2015
On April 18th, CWAers, other unions, community groups, and environmental organizations took action to stop TPP.
April 17, 2015
On April 17th, CWAers from Locals 1084, 1079, and 1014 marched through Camden demanding fair contracts for workers.