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September 22, 2020

National COVID-19 Remembrance planned for October 4, 2020

If you have lost someone close to you or from your local to COVID, please share their name at https://nationalcovidremembrance.org/actions/wall-of-remembrance/ so that we can honor their memory as part of the Remembrance on October 4.

September 10, 2020

Were you affected by 9/11?

Were you affected by 9/11? The World Trade Center Health Program, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (“VCF”), and other benefits programs can help.

August 5, 2020

Power Building School

June 30, 2020

NEW YORK CWAers GEAR UP TO HELP PRO-WORKER CANDIDATES WIN PRIMARIES

In the New York Primary Election last week, CWA-endorsed candidates won big!

June 30, 2020

MOBILIZING ON STATEN ISLAND TO FIGHT RACISM

CWAers on Staten Island, NY mobilized (literally) this weekend to fight for racial justice! Members of CWA Locals 1102 and 1180 joined the Staten Island NAACP for the People’s Caravan of Conscience & Commitment to End Systemic Racism.

June 30, 2020

NEW JERSEY CWAers WORKING TO GET THE VOTE OUT FOR PRIMARY ELECTION

New Jersey Primary Election Day is coming up on July 7th! All New Jersey residents are eligible to vote by mail in this election - if you have not already applied, you must do you by TODAY, June 30th.

June 30, 2020

PRIMARY ELECTIONS COMING UP ACROSS DISTRICT 1; MAKE YOUR PLAN TO VOTE

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it’s more important than ever before to elect true pro-worker candidates to office to ensure that our voices are heard and our needs are met. Make sure you’re aware of election deadlines coming up and any changes to voting procedures in your state:

June 30, 2020

LOCAL 1298 RUNS WORKSHOP TO TACKLE IMPLICIT BIAS

Amazing work last week by the CWA Local 1298 Equity Committee who put together and present a workshop on implicit bias - an incredibly important topic particularly at a time when many workers and companies are addressing racial bias throughout the country.

June 30, 2020

CWAers CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH WITH LIVESTREAM FEATURING UNION LEADERS

From poverty to policing practices to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in Black communities, as union members, we must fight to dismantle racism.

June 30, 2020

LOCALS 1181 & 1182 FIGHT TO KEEP NYC TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AGENTS AND SUPERVISORS IN THE NYPD

In the midst of city-wide advocacy to reform the NYPD and reduce it’s $6 billion per year budget by $1 billion, news reports recently emerged suggesting the City Council was considering moving TEAs and Supervisors out of the NYPD and into the Department of Transportation as part of cost-saving measures.

June 30, 2020

KALEIDA HEALTH WORKERS VOTE TO JOIN CWA

On June 18th, Clinical Engineering employees at Kaleida Health in Buffalo, NY, won their union representation election to join CWA Local 1168.

June 30, 2020

NEW JERSEY STATE WORKERS REACH AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE TO SAVE JOBS

New Jersey State Workers voted last week on a Job Security Agreement negotiated with Governor Murphy that District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor called "the best in the country."

June 16, 2020

Statement from CWA Local 1180 President Gloria Middleton on the Killing of George Floyd & Baseless Hatred

In the last six months, our country and the entire world have banded together over a pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 300,000 souls from this world.

June 11, 2020

Walkout for Black Lives

8 Minutes, 46 Seconds—Stop Work.
Thursday, June 11, 12 Noon.
Black Lives Matter.

June 8, 2020

CWA District 1 Statement on the Repeal of 50-a

CWA District 1 is in strong support of the repeal of statute 50-a, which would ensure transparency of police misconduct and disciplinary records.

June 6, 2020

NYC Labor Leaders Call on Governor, Mayor, and Police Commissioner to Put a Stop to Police Brutality

The labor movement is one born out of protest. The same militarized police forces that are brutalizing people marching for racial justice today, have in the past been used against workers fighting for their rights.  We join the struggle for a more just and equitable society.  We condemn police violence.  We demand strong and accountable leadership from our elected officials.  And we are confident that together, we will overcome.  

June 2, 2020

Primary Elections Coming Up Across District 1; Make Your Plan to Vote

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it’s more important than ever before to elect true pro-worker candidates to office to ensure that our voices are heard and our needs are met. Make sure you’re aware of election deadlines coming up and any changes to voting procedures in your state.

June 2, 2020

CWA Endorses Amy Kennedy for Congress in New Jersey Primary Election

New Jersey residents, check your mail! The July 7 Primary Election will take place primarily by mail voting, and all registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application by mail - this is not your ballot.

June 2, 2020

We Need a Hero: Workers, Advocates Urge Gov. Cuomo to Sign Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Executive Order

On May 12, workers, unions, community advocates, health and safety experts, and the former Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from the Obama administration held a Zoom press conference to urge New York Governor Cuomo to issue a New York Health and Essential Rights Executive Order (NY H.E.R.O) to limit the spread of COVID-19 as the state takes steps to re-open its economy.

June 2, 2020

NY Unions to State Leaders: Raise Taxes on the Rich to Address COVID-19 Budget Shortfalls

As the COVID-19 crisis continues and more workers are facing layoffs, furloughs, reductions of work, the growing economic crisis will exacerbate long-standing issues with providing access to high-quality public services for New York's working class.

June 2, 2020

New Jersey Governor Murphy Unveils Multi-Stage Approach to Execute a Responsible & Strategic Restart of NJ's Economy

As the COVID-19 curve has flattened, Governor Murphy has put out a four-part plan for reopening. New Jersey parks and forests are already open and are being staffed by CWA members.

June 2, 2020

New Law Provides Line-of-Duty Death Benefits for New York Public Employees Who Die of COVID-19

On Saturday, May 30th, New York Governor Cuomo signed into law new legislation to support the families of public employees who have lost their lives to COVID-19 by providing "line-of-duty" benefits.