News

August 1, 2019

CWA mourns the passing of President Emeritus Morty Bahr

He successfully led CWA through the turbulent technological and structural revolution that transformed telecommunications.

July 10, 2019

New York Legislative Victories for Workers in 2019

2019 End of Session Report

June 20, 2019

Save NY Call Center Jobs Coalition Applauds Assembly and Senate For Passage of New York State Call Center Jobs Act

In New York, over 40,000 call center jobs cut since 2006, with Trump Tax Plan incentivizing more outsourcing

May 29, 2019

Keep New York's call-center jobs in New York, where they belong

The practice of New York subsidizing corporations that destroy good, middle-class jobs must end. It feels silly to have to say that, but sadly I do.

May 28, 2019

LOCAL 1180 MEMBERS FIGHT FOR FAIR, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

It’s no secret that affordable housing is a vital issue for working families, and with New York City’s rent control laws set to expire on June 15th, CWA Local 1180 members and retirees came out to the Senate Housing Hearing on May 16th ready to fight for housing protections.

May 28, 2019

LOCAL 1298 HELPS WIN MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE FOR CONNECTICUT WORKERS

Big news in Connecticut: after years of organizing and campaigning by workers, unions, and community groups, the Connecticut legislature voted this month to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour!

May 28, 2019

CWA MEMBERS FLOOD ALBANY WITH RED FOR LOBBY DAY, RALLY FOR HEALTHCARE

CWA joined several other unions, including SEIU 1199 and NYSNA, to rally for the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act, which would define staffing ratios for healthcare workers to ensure that patients are properly cared for.

May 28, 2019

CWAers LAND MAJOR LEGISLATIVE VICTORY FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN MAINE

Governor Mills signed new legislation into law on May 13th that will increase protections for the state’s working people.

May 8, 2019

DISTRICT 1 OUT IN FORCE FOR MAY DAY

Throughout the world, May 1st has historically been a day of protest and celebration of the people that work to make our communities strong. CWA members throughout District 1 used this year’s May Day to celebrate workers as well as to lift ourselves and our fellow workers up.

May 8, 2019

CWA STANDS WITH STRIKING STOP & SHOP WORKERS

31,000 Stop & Shop workers faced off with a multi-billion dollar company last month and came away with a victory, proving once again how much power there is when working people stand together in a union.

May 8, 2019

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AGENTS FIGHT FOR SAFETY ON THE JOB

Threatened, cursed at, spit on, bullied. Harassed. Assaulted. All while on the job.

May 8, 2019

NY CWAers PUSH ASSEMBLY FOR ACTION ON CALL CENTER BILL

After years of advocating for legislation to protect call center workers in New York we’re closer than ever to victory, but we need to make a serious push to get it done.

May 8, 2019

POLITICAL ACTION PAYS OFF FOR MAINE'S WORKERS

Maine workers scored a huge victory last week with the passage of a bill that will require businesses to give more advanced notice before any closures and layoffs.

April 10, 2019

GRADUATE WORKERS TAKE A STAND AGAINST INCREASED FEES

Graduate workers and research assistants at the State University of New York-Stony Brook hit the pavement on April 6th to speak out about their egregiously low pay and increasing fees.

April 10, 2019

LARGEST EVER TWO-DAY SHOP STEWARD CONFERENCE IN NEW JERSEY

Over 750 Shop Stewards representing locals across New Jersey gathered in Atlantic City at the end of March for the largest two-day state conference ever held for CWA Stewards in New Jersey.

April 10, 2019

LOCAL 1102 SAYS: NO UNION BUSTING ON STATEN ISLAND!

We will continue to stand in solidarity with Amazon workers fighting to improve their workplace here in Staten Island and at Amazon facilities across the city.

April 10, 2019

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TALK FIXING DEMOCRACY WITH CWA MEMBERS AND ALLIES AT WE THE PEOPLE CONFERENCE

CWA members from across the country came together last week in Washington, D.C. for the We the People summit, a gathering of nearly 1,400 labor and community activists focusing on the fight to strengthen our democracy.

April 10, 2019

LOCAL 1180 MEMBERS AND RETIREES WIN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DISCRIMINATION CASE

The EEO settlement is the culmination of a years-long battle on behalf of Administrative Managers represented by Local 1180, in which it was found that there had been pay discrepancies for women and people of color within that job title working for the City of New York.

March 29, 2019

WORKERS AT ALTICE/CABLEVISION VOTE UNION YES!

Following a tough-anti union campaign, on March 5th 130 Altice Technical Service/Optimum workers in Westchester, NY persevered and voted 77 to 45 with one challenged ballot to be represented by CWA Local 1103.

March 29, 2019

VICTORY! MAJOR HURDLE PASSED IN FIGHT FOR CALL CENTER JOBS IN NEW YORK

On March 12th, with dozens of CWA members looking on, the New York State Senate voted by an incredible count of 58 to 3 to pass the New York State Call Center Jobs Act.

March 15, 2019

CONNECTICUT LATEST STATE EXPLORING LEGISLATIVE ACTION AGAINST JOB CUTS BY AT&T, CORPORATIONS

AT&T CUTTING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF U.S. CALL CENTER JOBS DESPITE TAX WINDFALL OF $20 BILLION

March 15, 2019

Laid Off Call Center Workers, Elected Officials to AT&T: Stop Cutting and Outsourcing Call Center Jobs

In New York, over 40,000 call center jobs cut since 2006, with AT&T recently slashing another 150 in Syracuse despite $20 billion tax windfall

March 15, 2019

Save NY Call Center Jobs Coalition Applauds Senate For Passage of New York State Call Center Jobs Act

In New York, over 40,000 call center jobs cut since 2006, with AT&T recently slashing another 150 in Syracuse despite $20 billion tax windfall

March 6, 2019

CWAers FIGHT FOR SAFE STAFFING TO PROTECT OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITIES

Throughout New York, CWA members have been speaking out for the vital need for safe staffing ratios for healthcare workers in our hospitals and nursing homes.