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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.