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March 24, 2020

CWA, Verizon Agree on Critical Leave and Pay Policies to Protect Workers Safety in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

While companies are grappling with how to deal with COVID-19’s enormous impact on their businesses, and the government struggles to implement appropriate policies to protect the workforce, Verizon and the Communications Workers of America, which represents about 27,000 of the company’s 135,00 workers, worked swiftly earlier this week to agree on critical leave and sick pay policies that will be extended to the company’s entire workforce.

March 10, 2020

Labor Committee votes to protect call center jobs in Connecticut

The Communication Workers of America issued the following statement in response to the Labor Committee vote today to pass H.B. 5273, a bill that seeks to place limits on call center off-shoring in Connecticut. The bill passed with nine Democrats and X Republicans voting in favor.

March 4, 2020

CWA Applauds Senate Higher Ed Committee for Its Push to Exempt Graduate Student Employees from Pay-to-Work Scheme

The following statement is in response to the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee’s vote to pass S. 3916C.

March 2, 2020

CWA BACKS ENGEL FOR CONGRESS

With major worker issues on the line on the national level, the Communications Workers of America, District 1, announced their endorsement today for Eliot Engel for Congress in New York’s 17th District, citing his strong union background and consistent track record of backing workers and fighting against corporate powers.

February 28, 2020

CWA BACKS CAMPAIGNS OF FIVE NYS SENATE CANDIDATES COMMITTED TO FIGHTING FOR WORKERS

As attacks on unions and working people have ramped up over the last several years, the need to maintain a strong, pro-worker majority in the New York State Legislature is more urgent than ever before.

February 24, 2020

CWA BACKS BUCHWALD FOR CONGRESS

Union Endorses NYS Assemblymember with Proven Track Record in Congressional Election Bid

February 4, 2020

ARE YOU REGISTERED?

Primary elections are coming up fast, with registration deadlines approaching even sooner, beginning this month.

February 4, 2020

LOCAL 1298 KICKS OFF MAJOR CALL CENTER BILL CAMPAIGN IN CONNECTICUT

Call center workers are some of the most vulnerable to outsourcing and layoffs, and with huge wins in New York and New Jersey on legislation to protect call center workers over the past year, CWA members in Connecticut are stepping up to secure new protections for their state's workers as well.

February 4, 2020

NY CWAers HEAD TO ALBANY TO PUSH FOR NEW GAINS FOR WORKERS

On the first major Lobby Day of the New York legislative year, 35 CWA members representing locals throughout the state gathered in Albany on January 28th to speak with State Senators and Assemblymembers about our slate of pro-worker bills for 2020.

February 4, 2020

NYC WORKERS WIN VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION WITH LOCAL 1180

The workers of Edible Schoolyard NYC scored a major victory in their efforts to unionize. The employer voluntarily recognized their union on January 22nd, paving the way for the workers to begin negotiations as members of CWA Local 1180. Edible Schoolyard NYC runs programs in City schools to teach kids about healthy eating through gardening and cooking fresh food. The new bargaining unit includes teachers, program and network managers, coordinators, and assistants.

February 4, 2020

UNIONS GEARING UP TO MAKE SURE THE CENSUS COUNTS

2020 is shaping up to be a massive year politically, and one of the most important events is coming up in just two months: the U.S. Census.

February 4, 2020

CWAers WORKS TO LIFT UP OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN PUERTO RICO

Following the devastating earthquake and prolonged aftershocks in Puerto Rico this month, CWA Locals 1108 and 1180 have stepped up to lend a hand to those left without food, water, and power. 1108 members gathered and delivered supplies to the office of Suffolk County Legislator Sam Gonzalez, including water, first aid kits, flashlights, batteries, baby care products, and more, while 1180 has been collecting linens, personal hygiene items, and baby care products.

February 4, 2020

ACTION ALERT! SEND A LETTER TODAY TO SUPPORT WORKERS OVER CORPORATIONS

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is on the verge of a historic vote in Congress this week!

February 4, 2020

CWAers AMONG CITY & STATE’S “50 OVER 50”

Huge congratulations to Bob Master, CWA District 1 Assistant to the Vice President, and Helen S. Jarrett, CWA Local 1180 Mobilization Coordinator and Executive Board Member, on being named two of this year’s “50 Over 50” in New York!

February 4, 2020

VICTORY FOR NEW JERSEY CALL CENTER WORKERS

More than four years of hard work by New Jersey CWA members and allies paid off this month as Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act into law on January 21st.

January 31, 2020

CWA BACKS REELECTION FOR TEN NYS ASSEMBLYMEMBERS WITH TRACK RECORDS OF FIGHTING FOR WORKERS

Rozic, Simotas, Nolan, Cruz, Richardson, Lentol, Niou, Rosenthal, Epstein, Reyes Get CWA Nod

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.