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January 14, 2020

CWA STANDS WITH SENATOR GIANARIS IN REELECTION BID

Union Backs NYS Senate Deputy Majority Leader

January 13, 2020

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR JOE BEIRNE SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are being accepted through April 30th for one of sixteen Joe Beirne Scholarships of $4,000 each for the 2020-2021 school year.

January 13, 2020

LOCAL 1108, SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATORS, WIN NEW SAFETY MEASURES FOR WORKERS

The Suffolk County Legislature voted unanimously on December 17th to make the county’s streets safer by passing IR1742, a new law requiring eight hours of rest after on-call emergency assignments for Utility Location Workers.

January 13, 2020

YEARS OF HARD WORK END IN VICTORY AS NY GOV. CUOMO SIGNS CALL CENTER BILL INTO LAW

District 1 kicked off 2020 with a major victory: On January 2nd, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Call Center Jobs Act into law, capping off years of hard work by our members to protect the state’s call center workers.

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 18, 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.

December 17, 2019

NY Gearing Up to Win Even More for Workers in 2020

Local 1101 kicked off their own Political Action Fund drive at Arms Acres Health Care Facility in Carmel, NY, along with a Steward Training last week.

December 17, 2019

SOLIDARITY WITH WORKERS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK

CWA Local 1102 showed their solidarity last month as they joined other labor and community groups on Staten Island, NY to stand with Amazon warehouse workers demanding better, safer, and more humane working conditions.

December 17, 2019

NJ GETTING READY TO MAKE POLITICAL WAVES IN 2020

New Jersey CWA members are gearing up for 2020 with a Political Action Fund drive to make sure that we can help elect a strong crop of pro-worker candidates in the coming months.

December 17, 2019

WORKERS DEMAND T-MOBILE COMMIT TO RESPECTING UNION RIGHTS

As the trial over the T-Mobile/Sprint merger opened on December 9th in Manhattan, CWA members and allies gathered outside the courthouse to raise their voices about the merger and show their support for the 14 state Attorneys General who filed the lawsuit to block the merger, including New York Attorney General Tish James.

December 17, 2019

1103 WORKERS BRAVE THE COLD TO RALLY FOR JOB SECURITY

CWA Local 1103 members joined together in the freezing November cold before their shifts last month to call for Altice to negotiate a fair first contract for the 140 workers in Wappingers Falls and Westchester, after bargaining for more than six months.

December 17, 2019

WORKERS TESTIFY AT NYC COUNCIL TO SHINE LIGHT ON JOB SAFETY ISSUES

Underground safety workers, members of CWA Local 1101, testified yesterday before the New York City Council Transportation Committee to push for legislation on fair scheduling requirements and safety training for utility workers.

December 17, 2019

CWAers FIGHT TO PROTECT HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND THEIR PATIENTS

Time is running out to make our voices heard, but CWA members throughout New York State are keeping up the fight for Safe Staffing in our hospitals and nursing homes.

December 17, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ CWAers WIN TWO MAJOR CONTRACTS

On the eve of a historic vote to authorize a strike, workers in the City of Camden won two landmark contracts last Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

December 16, 2019

CWA Local 1180 Sees Payouts in EEO Case

Several months after winning a landmark victory in their Equal Employment Opportunity case and following many discussions with the City of New York on payout dates, CWA Local 1180 members are finally receiving retro pay on levels and damage payments of the $5.5 million owed by the City.

December 4, 2019

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF MORTY BAHR

CWA celebrated the life and legacy of President Emeritus Morty Bahr at an event in Washington, D.C., on October 23rd.

December 4, 2019

FIGHTING TO MAKE OUR HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES SAFER

CWA members rallied outside a New York State Department of Health hearing to inform the public about the importance of establishing safe staffing ratios to improve patient safety and the quality of care in hospitals and nursing homes. CWA members also testified at the hearing in support of safe staffing.

December 4, 2019

BIG ELECTION DAY VICTORIES

Throughout New York, New Jersey, and New England, our members stepped up over the last several months to put in work on a variety of local races that will have a huge and direct impact on our communities.

December 4, 2019

LOCAL 1298 FIGHTS FOR - AND WINS! - NEW CONTRACT WITH FRONTIER

The CWA Local 1298 bargaining committee reached a two-year tentative agreement with Frontier for the company's employees in Connecticut.

October 23, 2019

Fighting for Fair Elections in New York

Over the past decade, we have witnessed the increased influence that money plays in our politics.

September 18, 2019

ACTION ALERT! RALLY TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE

Young people all over the world are organizing to ensure a future planet that is livable for everyone — join us this Friday to stand with them!

September 10, 2019

Remembering September 11th, 2001

As we mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, please take a moment of silence and reflection to remember those who died on that day and to keep their families and loved ones in your thoughts. With respect and sorrow, we post this list of our CWA brothers and sisters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

August 29, 2019

DISTRICT 1 STEPS UP TO FIGHT FOR JOBS ON CWA NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

We’ve watched thousands of our jobs disappear thanks to big corporations like AT&T and Verizon sending work overseas, but last week we joined CWA members across the country to say NO MORE OFFSHORING.

August 29, 2019

CWA MEMBERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO WIN MASSIVE WAGE INCREASE

The University at Buffalo (UB) will double the annual base pay for PhD students working full time as graduate employees to $20,000, according to an August 20 letter sent by UB President Satish Tripathi to the Chair of the Faculty Senate, Robert Miletich.