Press Releases

Press Releases

December 15, 2020

Unions representing 362,000 essential workers will endorse together for a Pro-Worker NYC Council Majority

Under the name #LaborStrong2021, the unions -- SEIU 32BJ, CWA, DC37, HTC and NYSNA -- will be endorsing together for the first time ever at least 26 City Council candidates, and supporting them in an effort to elect a pro-worker majority so the next City Council can develop and promote policies for a worker-led recovery for our city.

October 8, 2020

CWA Members Win New Agreement at WGBH

Contract includes wage increases, overtime pay and caps on health insurance premium

April 6, 2020

“We need masks to save lives:” Healthcare Workers Call on President Trump to Use Defense Production Act to the Fullest for all PPE

Frontline Workers Not Adequately Prepared for the Surge We are Experiencing and the Expected Peak Over the Next Month

March 28, 2020

Labor Urges Governor, Legislative Leaders to Consider Tax Increases on Wealthy as Budget Negotiations Continue

A group of eight unions and the state AFL-CIO, representing over 2.5 million workers, sent a letter urging Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins to raise taxes on the wealthy as they seek to finalize New York’s budget.

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


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


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


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