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June 2, 2020

New York CWAers Call for Corporations and Elected Officials to #ProtectALLWorkers

Staten Island, NY was the scene of a massive car procession and rally on Saturday, May 16 organized in part by CWA Locals 1102 and 1180 and attended by dozens of other union and community groups.

June 2, 2020

Updates on Furlough Rules for New Jersey State Workers

CWA State Worker Local presidents have informed members of new developments around changes to furlough rules including a recent legislative bill and a Civil Service Rule. This bill and rule change do not trigger mandatory furloughs, which must be negotiated with and agreed to by the union.  

June 2, 2020

Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Survey

The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health, under the direction of former Secretary of OSHA, Dr. David Michaels, has launched a critically important survey of healthcare workers and Covid-19.

June 2, 2020

CWA Demands Racial Justice for All

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and ongoing protests to demand an end to violence and discrimination against people of color, the CWA National Executive Board released a statement on Friday in solidarity with those peacefully protesting throughout the country.

May 29, 2020

Statement from the CWA National Executive Board

As we reach a tragic milestone of 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19, we find ourselves confronting the other plague that has been rampaging through our communities since long before COVID-19: Racism.

May 22, 2020

MAYOR DE BLASIO CALLS FOR LINE OF DUTY DEATH BENEFITS FOR CITY EMPLOYEES WHO DIE OF COVID-19

CWA District One applauds Mayor deBlasio's proposal to ensure that the deaths of any city worker from Covid-19 be classified as "line of duty" deaths, entitling their survivors to death benefits and pensions.

May 20, 2020

AFL-CIO petition filed in the DC circuit to compel OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard to protect workers

On Monday, May 18th, the AFL-CIO filed a petition in the DC circuit to compel OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard to protect workers. Please see media coverage below. Since then, the Court accepted the petition.

May 11, 2020

Connecticut CWAers Pitch In for Their Community

Great work last week by CWA Local 1298 Chief steward Maurice Shugrue III and members in Waterbury along with Frontier management to collect non-perishable food items to donate to the Waterbury Salvation Army.

May 11, 2020

New Jersey Members Join Tele-Town Hall Call with Governor Murphy

During the COVID-19 crisis, our entire union is mobilized to protect the safety of our members, protect our jobs and healthcare and protects public services. Our focus over the past several weeks has been on getting as many members home and safe as possible, and on keeping essential workers safe. It has been a great challenge, but Shop Stewards, Local Officers, and staff have been working round-the-clock to make sure CWA members are kept informed.

May 11, 2020

N​ew Jersey CWA Members Putting in Heroic Effort to Process Record Jobless Claims

In the face of Covid-19 finding so many New Jersey workers in tough economic times and ​without income or jobs, CWA members at the New Jersey Department of Labor (DOL) have been working tirelessly to process a record number of unemployment claims.​

May 5, 2020

STAY IN CONTACT

As working conditions change rapidly, we want to make sure CWA is able to communicate with you as needed. Please make sure that we have the most up to date contact info on file by filling out this form.

May 5, 2020

YOUR VOICE COUNTS - HELP SHAPE THE NEXT TEN YEARS

The 2020 Census has begun and we need to make sure each and every person gets counted!​​

May 5, 2020

NEW YORK LEGISLATIVE POLITICAL ACTION TEAM TRANSITIONS TO REMOTE TRAINING

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and constantly changing conditions for workers and all of our locals, the New York Legislative Political Action Team (LPAT) has not missed a beat in making the transition from in-person trainings and legislative work to virtual.

May 5, 2020

#THANKFULTHURSDAYS

Life has been turned upside down for workers everywhere, with many struggling to find the new normal in a constantly changing reality. With that in mind, the CWA New Jersey Facebook Page recently launched a series dubbed Thankful Thursdays to provide a short mid-day Thursday break led by Faith Leaders discussing messages of encouragement and ways to take action to keep our communities strong throughout this unprecedented time.

May 5, 2020

CREATING NEW WAYS TO FIGHT FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WORKERS

With the ongoing pandemic making it impossible to hold in-person phonebanks or circulate traditional paper petitions, CWAers are using new models of communication to make our voices heard and continuing to advocate for vital pieces of legislation to protect workers.

May 5, 2020

“WE ARE ESSENTIAL” TOWN HALL

CWA Local 1133’s Kevonna Neely, an EKG Tech and Certified Nursing Assistant, joined CWA’s “We Are Essential” Town Hall Call last Friday to speak with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, CWA President Chris Shelton, Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, and several other CWA members and essential workers.

April 9, 2020

CWA Mourns the Loss of Richard Brodsky

CWA District One is mourning the loss of our great friend and ally, former Assemblymember Richard Brodsky, who died suddenly on Wednesday morning, apparently from complications of the Covid-19 virus.  His death has left all who knew him deeply shocked and saddened.

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 31, 2020

Hear from Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID19 Crisis: Karin

Karin is a Registered Nurse on the front lines of care in New York in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She, like thousands of other frontline workers around the country, is dangerously low on protective equipment. Click here to hear her story.

March 31, 2020

Hear from Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID19 Crisis: Jennifer

Jennifer is a Certified Medical Assistant on the front lines of care in New York in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She, like thousands of other frontline workers around the country, is dangerously low on protective equipment. Click here to hear her story.

March 31, 2020

Hear from Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID19 Crisis: Sarah

Sarah is a Registered Nurse on the front lines of care in New York in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She, like thousands of other frontline workers around the country, is dangerously low on protective equipment. Click here to hear her story.

March 31, 2020

Hear from Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID19 Crisis: Jack

Jack is a Registered Nurse on the front lines of care in New York in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. He, like thousands of other frontline workers around the country, is dangerously low on protective equipment. Click here to hear his story.

March 31, 2020

Hear from Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID19 Crisis: Lavita

Lavita is a Registered Nurse on the front lines of care in New York in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She, like thousands of other frontline workers around the country, is dangerously low on protective equipment. Click here to hear her story.

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.