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May 29, 2019

Keep New York's call-center jobs in New York, where they belong

The practice of New York subsidizing corporations that destroy good, middle-class jobs must end. It feels silly to have to say that, but sadly I do.

May 28, 2019

LOCAL 1180 MEMBERS FIGHT FOR FAIR, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

It’s no secret that affordable housing is a vital issue for working families, and with New York City’s rent control laws set to expire on June 15th, CWA Local 1180 members and retirees came out to the Senate Housing Hearing on May 16th ready to fight for housing protections.

May 28, 2019

LOCAL 1298 HELPS WIN MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE FOR CONNECTICUT WORKERS

Big news in Connecticut: after years of organizing and campaigning by workers, unions, and community groups, the Connecticut legislature voted this month to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour!

May 28, 2019

CWA MEMBERS FLOOD ALBANY WITH RED FOR LOBBY DAY, RALLY FOR HEALTHCARE

CWA joined several other unions, including SEIU 1199 and NYSNA, to rally for the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act, which would define staffing ratios for healthcare workers to ensure that patients are properly cared for.

May 28, 2019

CWAers LAND MAJOR LEGISLATIVE VICTORY FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN MAINE

Governor Mills signed new legislation into law on May 13th that will increase protections for the state’s working people.

May 8, 2019

DISTRICT 1 OUT IN FORCE FOR MAY DAY

Throughout the world, May 1st has historically been a day of protest and celebration of the people that work to make our communities strong. CWA members throughout District 1 used this year’s May Day to celebrate workers as well as to lift ourselves and our fellow workers up.

May 8, 2019

NY CWAers PUSH ASSEMBLY FOR ACTION ON CALL CENTER BILL

After years of advocating for legislation to protect call center workers in New York we’re closer than ever to victory, but we need to make a serious push to get it done.

May 8, 2019

POLITICAL ACTION PAYS OFF FOR MAINE'S WORKERS

Maine workers scored a huge victory last week with the passage of a bill that will require businesses to give more advanced notice before any closures and layoffs.

April 10, 2019

GRADUATE WORKERS TAKE A STAND AGAINST INCREASED FEES

Graduate workers and research assistants at the State University of New York-Stony Brook hit the pavement on April 6th to speak out about their egregiously low pay and increasing fees.

April 10, 2019

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TALK FIXING DEMOCRACY WITH CWA MEMBERS AND ALLIES AT WE THE PEOPLE CONFERENCE

CWA members from across the country came together last week in Washington, D.C. for the We the People summit, a gathering of nearly 1,400 labor and community activists focusing on the fight to strengthen our democracy.

March 29, 2019

VICTORY! MAJOR HURDLE PASSED IN FIGHT FOR CALL CENTER JOBS IN NEW YORK

On March 12th, with dozens of CWA members looking on, the New York State Senate voted by an incredible count of 58 to 3 to pass the New York State Call Center Jobs Act.

November 7, 2018

CWA D1 Delivers on Promise to Win Big in Midterms

Major wins for workers in New York, New Jersey, New England in the 2018 Midterm Elections.

November 7, 2018

CWA District One Delivers on Promise to Flip NY State Senate

The Communications Workers of America, District 1, political program delivered on Election Day in New York.

August 9, 2018

Communication Workers of America, District One Sets Sights on Flipping NY State Senate

In a year of critical elections at both the State and Federal level that will have a massive impact on the legislative prospects of working people, the Communications Workers of America, District 1, has endorsed six New York State Senate candidates in critical races across the state.

August 9, 2018

CWA Endorses Slate of Fresh Faces for Senate, Assembly

Insurgent Candidates Who Will Fight for Working Families

July 16, 2018

​​​​​​​Communication Workers of America, District One Sets Sights on Flipping NY State Senate

In a year of critical elections at both the State and Federal level that will have a massive impact on the legislative prospects of working people, the Communications Workers of America, District 1, has endorsed six New York State Senate candidates in critical races across the state:

June 27, 2018

District 1 Legislative Endorsements

CWA District 1 has made a number of endorsements in New York State legislative campaigns coming up this year, including key races for Governor, Comptroller, and Attorney General.

June 27, 2018

CWA Strong. Union Strong.

The Supreme Court's ruling in Janus v AFSCME highlights how absolutely vital this year’s elections are. We have the power to fight back by sticking together in our union, and using our voices at the polls this November. We will not let corporate greed reduce our rights and take away the will of working people.

March 21, 2018

District 1 Makes Endorsements in New York Special Elections (April 24)

Gov. Cuomo has called for 11 special elections for vacant seats in the NY State Senate and Assembly with the election set for April 24. D1 is pleased to endorse several candidates.

March 7, 2018

DISTRICT 1 ENDORSES REPS. JOE CROWLEY, YVETTE CLARKE

Midterm Elections are eight months away and the stakes are high, especially for working people.

March 7, 2018

Thousands of CWAers Mobilize for Working People's Day of Action

Thousands of CWA members in more than 30 cities across the country took to the streets on Saturday, February 24 for the Working People's Day of Action to demand an end to an economy that's rigged in favor of the wealthiest and most powerful.

November 2, 2017

New Yorkers: Get out and Vote Nov 7

Tuesday, November 7 is an important election. 

October 16, 2017

November 7, Vote NO on ConCon

The Constitutional Convention: Just Another Party for Lobbyists

June 2, 2017

CWA District 1 Announces Endorsements for NYC Public Advocate, NYC Comptroller and New York City Council

Communications Workers of America, District 1 is proud to endorse Letitia James for NYC Public Advocate and Scott Stringer for NYC Comptroller.