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June 6, 2020

NYC Labor Leaders Call on Governor, Mayor, and Police Commissioner to Put a Stop to Police Brutality

The labor movement is one born out of protest. The same militarized police forces that are brutalizing people marching for racial justice today, have in the past been used against workers fighting for their rights.  We join the struggle for a more just and equitable society.  We condemn police violence.  We demand strong and accountable leadership from our elected officials.  And we are confident that together, we will overcome.  

June 2, 2020

Primary Elections Coming Up Across District 1; Make Your Plan to Vote

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, it’s more important than ever before to elect true pro-worker candidates to office to ensure that our voices are heard and our needs are met. Make sure you’re aware of election deadlines coming up and any changes to voting procedures in your state.

June 2, 2020

CWA Endorses Amy Kennedy for Congress in New Jersey Primary Election

New Jersey residents, check your mail! The July 7 Primary Election will take place primarily by mail voting, and all registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application by mail - this is not your ballot.

June 2, 2020

We Need a Hero: Workers, Advocates Urge Gov. Cuomo to Sign Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Executive Order

On May 12, workers, unions, community advocates, health and safety experts, and the former Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from the Obama administration held a Zoom press conference to urge New York Governor Cuomo to issue a New York Health and Essential Rights Executive Order (NY H.E.R.O) to limit the spread of COVID-19 as the state takes steps to re-open its economy.

June 2, 2020

NY Unions to State Leaders: Raise Taxes on the Rich to Address COVID-19 Budget Shortfalls

As the COVID-19 crisis continues and more workers are facing layoffs, furloughs, reductions of work, the growing economic crisis will exacerbate long-standing issues with providing access to high-quality public services for New York's working class.

June 2, 2020

New Jersey Governor Murphy Unveils Multi-Stage Approach to Execute a Responsible & Strategic Restart of NJ's Economy

As the COVID-19 curve has flattened, Governor Murphy has put out a four-part plan for reopening. New Jersey parks and forests are already open and are being staffed by CWA members.

June 2, 2020

New Law Provides Line-of-Duty Death Benefits for New York Public Employees Who Die of COVID-19

On Saturday, May 30th, New York Governor Cuomo signed into law new legislation to support the families of public employees who have lost their lives to COVID-19 by providing "line-of-duty" benefits.  

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.