News & Events

February 1, 2017 — Press Release

CWA: Republicans Following Corporate Demands on 'Right to Work'

A statement by the Communications Workers of America on the introduction of so-called “right to work” legislation by Congressional Republicans.

January 26, 2017 — News

Bargaining Update

The latest bargaining updates for AT&T, AT&T Mobility, AT&T West, and Avaya.

December 28, 2016 — News

Standing Together at Momentive

Workers at Momentive in Waterford, NY have been on strike since November 2. They are standing together for each other, the community, and all working people who want to earn a good living in this country.

December 7, 2016 — News

CWA District 1 Newsletter | December 6

Wireless workers fight back, NJ court repudiates Christie’s sneaky scheme, and healthcare workers win big in their contract battle. 

November 16, 2016 — News


Thank you to those who joined hundreds of thousands of union volunteers across the country to fight for working class power during this election. We will pick ourselves up by our collective bootstraps and organize, but bigger and better.

November 14, 2016 — Press Release

CWA on News that TPP is Dead for this Congress: "Welcome, Overdue, and a Lesson for the Future"

For more than five years, CWA members, allies, and working families throughout the country mobilized to expose this corporate-friendly trade deal and the serious consequences for working families and communities if it did take effect. CWA members and allies long have been ahead of Washington on the issue of TPP and trade policy, and this work built a strong public base of voters who rejected what they clearly recognized as bad deal, no matter their political party.

November 2, 2016 — News


Our opponents may have the money, but we have the people. CWA members are out in force and putting in the time to get out the vote to elect pro-labor candidates this November.

October 18, 2016 — News

CWA District 1 Newsletter | October 18

Look out for the CWA District 1 Newsletter the first and third Tuesdays of each month for the latest on what's happening around the District.

September 15, 2016 — News

CWA-Endorsed Candidates Won Big in Primaries

Tuesday was the New York Democratic primary election for state legislative and local government races. CWA-endorsed candidates won big! 

September 10, 2016 — News

We Will Never Forget

As we mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, please take a moment of silence and reflection to remember those who died on that day and to keep their families and loved ones in your thoughts. With respect and sorrow, we post this list of our CWA brothers and sisters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

September 9, 2016 — News

CWA D1 Congressional Endorsements New York State

The Communications Workers of America District One is proud to endorse the following candidates in competitive races who are committed to be champions for workers: Zephyr Teachout, Louise Slaughter, Mike Derrick, Tom Suozzi and Duwayne Gregory.

September 6, 2016 — News

Letter from VP Dennis Trainor on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On this solemn occasion we remember all those heroes who died that day and offer heartfelt condolences to their families. We also remember those who have died since 9/11 of 9/11-related illnesses caused by their exposures to the toxic dust and smoke.

September 2, 2016 — News

CWA and Catholic Health Reach Tentative Agreement

The four-year agreements, when ratified, will cover more than 2,500 workers.

August 24, 2016 — News

CWA D1 NY State Senate and Assembly Endorsements

The Communications Workers of America District 1 is proud to endorse the following candidates and incumbents for New York State Senate and Assembly.

August 3, 2016 — News

Tentative Mobility Benefit Agreement Reached with AT&T Mobility

The CWA AT&T Mobility National Benefits Bargaining committee has reached a new tentative agreement with AT&T Mobility covering 42,000 workers. 

August 2, 2016 — News

D1 Newsletter August 2

Read the CWA District 1 Newsletter for the latest on what's happening around the District.

July 21, 2016 — News

Press Release: It’s Time for AT&T to End its Demands for Health Care Cuts at Mobility

CWA’s AT&T Mobility bargaining team is working to negotiate a new national bargained benefit plan covering 45,000 AT&T Mobility workers.

July 13, 2016 — News

Members at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo vote 96% "YES" to strike!

In an amazing show of unity, CWA Local 1133 members at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY just voted 96% YES in a strike vote.

July 8, 2016 — News

CWA Endorsements - New York State

CWA endorsed candidates in New York State.

June 29, 2016 — News

New York State Primary Wins

Zephyr Teachout wins in 19th Congressional District | Rep. Nydia Velazquez and Rep. Jerrold Nadler win reelection.

June 17, 2016 — News

CWA Members Overwhelmingly Approve Verizon Contracts

Verizon workers along the East Coast overwhelmingly voted to ratify new contracts that were negotiated following a historic 45-day strike by nearly 40,000 workers.

June 15, 2016 — News

Safe Staffing Passes NYS Assembly

Thanks to the hard work of CWAers and allies - making calls, lobbying, and door-knocking - the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act passed the New York State Assembly.

June 11, 2016 — News

CWA/AT&T Mobility National Bargained Benefit Bargaining

The CWA Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a Tentative Agreement with AT&T Mobility on a four-year National Bargained Benefit Plan.

June 6, 2016 — News

Patient Safety Can't Wait. Pass Safe Staffing Now.

The safety of patients and nursing home residents in New York State depends on passing safe staffing now.