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February 9, 2021

Fight Is On to Enact Critical Workers' Rights Legislation

When CEOs and the 1% hold so much power, our economy and laws stay rigged in favor of the wealthy. They get richer while workers' wages stagnate and our working conditions get worse. We need big change.

February 9, 2021

CWAers Join IUE-CWA Members to Fight for Jobs

CWAers joined IUE-CWA members and community allies for rallies at Walmart stores across the country to call on the corporation to act immediately to prevent workers from losing 80 factory jobs.

February 9, 2021

CWA and Four Other Labor Strong for 2021 NYC Elections!

The Labor Strong 2021 coalition endorsed a total of 31 City Council candidates throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, and is committed to electing a pro-labor majority that will put the needs of working people and our communities first.

February 9, 2021

Heroic Actions by Local 1109 Member Nick Gesa

Amazing job, Nick!

February 9, 2021

First NY Lobby Day of 2021

Kicking off the Legislative Session a Little Differently This Year

February 9, 2021

Action Alert! Help Get Our Union Brother Marty Walsh Confirmed as Secretary of Labor

Confirmation hearings for President Biden's pick for Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, have begun, and we need your help to push him over the line.

January 20, 2021

First Contract for New CWA Local 1085 Members

On January 14th, Gloucester County library workers, members of CWA Local 1085, celebrated the overwhelming ratification of their first contract!

January 20, 2021

Organizing Victory for Nonprofit Workers

On December 15th activists working for the influential youth-led environmental group Sunrise Movement announced that they had voted overwhelmingly to join CWA Local 1180!

January 20, 2021

CWA Local 1088 Members Fight for Safe Working Conditions

Local 1088, representing more than 300 workers at the Ocean County Board of Social Services (OCBSS) in Ocean County, NJ, have been fighting for stronger work-from-home rules as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued into 2021.

January 20, 2021

Victory in Georgia Senate Runoffs Brings New Promise for America's Working Families

Even as an armed anti-democratic insurrection was unfolding at our nation's Capitol on January 6th, we had two pieces of amazing, positive news: Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won their U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia! With these victories for Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, working people in Georgia and across the United States have ensured that their voices will be heard on Capitol Hill in 2021 and beyond.

January 20, 2021

Action Alert! Tell Gov. Cuomo: All New Yorkers Need Affordable Broadband Access​

As COVID-19 has moved much of our lives online, the importance of access to universal, high-speed, affordable broadband has never been clearer.

January 20, 2021

Major Organizing Victory! Google Workers Join CWA Local 1400

On January 4th, workers at Google announced the historic launch of the Alphabet Workers Union (Alphabet is Google's parent company). The union will be open to all employees and contractors at any Alphabet company and the workers will be members of CWA Local 1400.

December 22, 2020

CWA Contract with AT&T Extended for Mobility Workers

The Communications Workers of America and AT&T have agreed to extend two contracts covering 24,000 technicians, call center customer support workers and representatives at AT&T's retail stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

December 22, 2020

CWA Contract with AT&T Extended for Mobility Workers

The Communications Workers of America and AT&T have agreed to extend two contracts covering 24,000 technicians, call center customer support workers and representatives at AT&T's retail stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. The “Orange” contract was set to expire on February 11, 2021 and the “Black” contract was set to expire on February 10, 2022. Each contract will be extended by one year

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.

December 14, 2020

NEW YORK UNIONS TO NEW YORK STATE LEADERS: RAISE $7-9 BILLION IN TAXES ON THE RICH THIS YEAR

Ten unions and the NYS AFL-CIO representing well over 2.5 million workers in New York call on Albany to return to session now to raise $7- $9 Billion in revenue through higher taxes on the wealthy to address the state’s dire fiscal crisis.

October 22, 2020

Making Sure Your Vote Counts

Many people are voting at home and returning ballots by dropping them off at a secure ballot box or putting them in the mail. These ballots can take longer to process and will continue to arrive at election offices for several days after Nov. 3.

October 20, 2020

Join CWA Members Throughout District 1 to Help Elect PRo-Worker Candidates Up and Down the Ballot

With just over two weeks to go before Election Day, we're phonebanking four days per week now:

October 20, 2020

CWAers Making the Most of the Final Weeks Before Election Day

While many voters will head to the polls in exactly two weeks on November 3rd, Early Voting and vote-by-mail have begun in many states throughout the country already, with millions of votes already cast - which means, in essence, that it’s not that Election Day is November 3rd; Election Day ends November 3rd.

October 20, 2020

CWA Announces Several Major Endorsements in New Jersey Races

Last week we made our public announcement of our endorsements for all levels of elected office on the ballot in New Jersey – from Presidential and federal legislative races down to the county and municipal levels. See the full list here.

October 20, 2020

Organizing Victory for Local 1180

Victory for National Domestic Violence Workers Alliance

October 20, 2020

Unions Sue Federal Government to Protect Frontline Workers from COVID-19

On October 8th, CWA joined other labor unions and environmental groups to sue the federal government over its failure to provide adequate reusable respirators, N95 masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment to essential workers.

October 20, 2020

Virtual Rally for Amy Kennedy with NJ Gov. Murphy

Join us tomorrow (Wednesday October 21) at 6:00 PM to rally the troops for Amy Kennedy for Congress (NJ-2)! Dust off those red shirts and put them on in SOLIDARITY as we push Amy Kennedy to the Finish Line. ALL of us were betrayed by the turncoat Jeff Van Drew. We need to send him packing. We need Amy Kennedy in Congress representing the working families in New Jersey!

October 20, 2020

NewsGuild of New York Wins Major Victory in Fight for Just Cause

After weeks of tough negotiations and a strong membership campaign, CWA NewsGuild members at The New Yorker won just cause, no exceptions on October 5, ending a 95-year era of at-will employment at The New Yorker. This victory demonstrates that solidarity wins out and in the union there is power! Congrats to NewsGuild of New York members on this hard-fought win.