Press Releases

Press Releases

March 24, 2020

CWA, Verizon Agree on Critical Leave and Pay Policies to Protect Workers Safety in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

While companies are grappling with how to deal with COVID-19’s enormous impact on their businesses, and the government struggles to implement appropriate policies to protect the workforce, Verizon and the Communications Workers of America, which represents about 27,000 of the company’s 135,00 workers, worked swiftly earlier this week to agree on critical leave and sick pay policies that will be extended to the company’s entire workforce.

March 10, 2020

Labor Committee votes to protect call center jobs in Connecticut

The Communication Workers of America issued the following statement in response to the Labor Committee vote today to pass H.B. 5273, a bill that seeks to place limits on call center off-shoring in Connecticut. The bill passed with nine Democrats and X Republicans voting in favor.

March 4, 2020

CWA Applauds Senate Higher Ed Committee for Its Push to Exempt Graduate Student Employees from Pay-to-Work Scheme

The following statement is in response to the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee’s vote to pass S. 3916C.

March 2, 2020

CWA BACKS ENGEL FOR CONGRESS

With major worker issues on the line on the national level, the Communications Workers of America, District 1, announced their endorsement today for Eliot Engel for Congress in New York’s 17th District, citing his strong union background and consistent track record of backing workers and fighting against corporate powers.

February 28, 2020

CWA BACKS CAMPAIGNS OF FIVE NYS SENATE CANDIDATES COMMITTED TO FIGHTING FOR WORKERS

As attacks on unions and working people have ramped up over the last several years, the need to maintain a strong, pro-worker majority in the New York State Legislature is more urgent than ever before.

February 24, 2020

CWA BACKS BUCHWALD FOR CONGRESS

Union Endorses NYS Assemblymember with Proven Track Record in Congressional Election Bid

January 31, 2020

CWA BACKS REELECTION FOR TEN NYS ASSEMBLYMEMBERS WITH TRACK RECORDS OF FIGHTING FOR WORKERS

Rozic, Simotas, Nolan, Cruz, Richardson, Lentol, Niou, Rosenthal, Epstein, Reyes Get CWA Nod

January 14, 2020

CWA STANDS WITH SENATOR GIANARIS IN REELECTION BID

Union Backs NYS Senate Deputy Majority Leader

January 2, 2020

GOV. CUOMO SIGNS HISTORIC LEGISLATION TO STOP CALL CENTER COMPANIES FROM SHIPPING JOBS OVERSEAS

The Communication Workers of America, District 1, applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing the New York State Call Center Jobs Act (S1826 / A567) into law.

December 19, 2019

CWA BACKS REELECTION FOR SEVEN NYS SENATE CANDIDATES WITH TRACK RECORD OF FIGHTING FOR WORKERS

Wrapping up a year of massive statewide gains for working people, the Communications Workers of America, District 1, announced their early endorsement today for the reelection of seven New York State Senators, crediting them with helping to change the dynamic in Albany.