News & Events

October 18, 2016 — News

CWA District 1 Newsletter | October 18

Look out for the CWA District 1 Newsletter the first and third Tuesdays of each month for the latest on what's happening around the District.

September 15, 2016 — News

CWA-Endorsed Candidates Won Big in Primaries

Tuesday was the New York Democratic primary election for state legislative and local government races. CWA-endorsed candidates won big! 

September 10, 2016 — News

We Will Never Forget

As we mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, please take a moment of silence and reflection to remember those who died on that day and to keep their families and loved ones in your thoughts. With respect and sorrow, we post this list of our CWA brothers and sisters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

September 9, 2016 — News

CWA D1 Congressional Endorsements New York State

The Communications Workers of America District One is proud to endorse the following candidates in competitive races who are committed to be champions for workers: Zephyr Teachout, Louise Slaughter, Mike Derrick, Tom Suozzi and Duwayne Gregory.

September 6, 2016 — News

Letter from VP Dennis Trainor on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On this solemn occasion we remember all those heroes who died that day and offer heartfelt condolences to their families. We also remember those who have died since 9/11 of 9/11-related illnesses caused by their exposures to the toxic dust and smoke.

September 2, 2016 — News

CWA and Catholic Health Reach Tentative Agreement

The four-year agreements, when ratified, will cover more than 2,500 workers.

August 24, 2016 — News

CWA D1 NY State Senate and Assembly Endorsements

The Communications Workers of America District 1 is proud to endorse the following candidates and incumbents for New York State Senate and Assembly.

August 3, 2016 — News

Tentative Agreement Reached with AT&T Mobility

The CWA AT&T Mobility National Benefits Bargaining committee has reached a new tentative agreement with AT&T Mobility covering 42,000 workers. 

August 2, 2016 — News

D1 Newsletter August 2

Read the CWA District 1 Newsletter for the latest on what's happening around the District.

July 21, 2016 — News

Press Release: It’s Time for AT&T to End its Demands for Health Care Cuts at Mobility

CWA’s AT&T Mobility bargaining team is working to negotiate a new national bargained benefit plan covering 45,000 AT&T Mobility workers.

July 13, 2016 — News

Members at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo vote 96% "YES" to strike!

In an amazing show of unity, CWA Local 1133 members at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY just voted 96% YES in a strike vote.

July 8, 2016 — News

CWA Endorsements - New York State

CWA endorsed candidates in New York State.

June 29, 2016 — News

New York State Primary Wins

Zephyr Teachout wins in 19th Congressional District | Rep. Nydia Velazquez and Rep. Jerrold Nadler win reelection.

June 17, 2016 — News

CWA Members Overwhelmingly Approve Verizon Contracts

Verizon workers along the East Coast overwhelmingly voted to ratify new contracts that were negotiated following a historic 45-day strike by nearly 40,000 workers.

June 15, 2016 — News

Safe Staffing Passes NYS Assembly

Thanks to the hard work of CWAers and allies - making calls, lobbying, and door-knocking - the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act passed the New York State Assembly.

June 11, 2016 — News

CWA/AT&T Mobility National Bargained Benefit Bargaining

The CWA Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a Tentative Agreement with AT&T Mobility on a four-year National Bargained Benefit Plan.

June 6, 2016 — News

Patient Safety Can't Wait. Pass Safe Staffing Now.

The safety of patients and nursing home residents in New York State depends on passing safe staffing now. 

June 1, 2016 — News

2016 CWA/USW Health, Safety and Environment Conference

The 2016 CWA/USW Health, Safety and Environment Conference (HSE) will be held September 12-16, at the Westin Convention Center and Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference is designed for participation by local union occupational health and safety activists.

June 1, 2016 — News

Listen to the Verizon NY/NE Contract Explanation Call

CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor discusses the successful strike at Verizon and Verizon Wireless and reviews the CWA District 1 Verizon and Verizon Wireless New York/New England Tentative Agreement.

May 31, 2016 — News

Summary of Tentative Agreement: Verizon Wireless Retail

Read the summary of the tentative agreement for Verizon Wireless Retail.

May 31, 2016 — News

Summary of Tentative Agreement: Verizon Wireless Technicians

Read the summary of Tentative Agreement for Verizon Wireless Technicians

May 30, 2016 — News

Final NE/NY Verizon Bargaining Report

The unity and determination of our members for 6 ½ weeks on the street—in the great tradition of 1971 and 1989—proved that management was wrong. Our members stood up and fought back, and turned back virtually every concession that remained on the table when we went on strike on April 13th.

May 27, 2016 — News


U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor dispute at Verizon.

May 27, 2016 — News

Victory for Verizon and Verizon Wireless Workers!

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April 13 are celebrating big gains after coming to an agreement in principle with the company. After 45 days of the largest strike in recent history, striking CWA members have achieved our major goals of improving working families’ standard of living, creating good union jobs in our communities and achieving a first contract for wireless retail store workers.