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New York City held its first ticker tape parade since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country to honor essential workers who helped keep the city going throughout the pandemic.
La Casa De Don Pedro workers in the Youth and Family Services Division rallied alongside members of CWA 1037, NJCU, and WECAN to unionize their workplace.
Healthcare workers at Catholic Health Hospitals in Western New York - including Mercy, St. Josephs, and Kenmore - are fighting for patient and worker safety during an unprecedented crisis.
If our members lose their jobs, it will be a devastating loss for Staten Island.

With nearly all of the votes in the 2021 NYC Primary Election counted, we can now declare victory in several key races that CWAers threw down on this year and worked for months to help win:

  • Brad Lander, a close friend to CWA for over a decade and fierce champion for working people, has won his primary for Comptroller.

  • Nearly 30 strong, pro-labor candidates won their primaries for City Council seats, including:

    • Shaun Abreu, District 7 (Manhattan)

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the CWA Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years.
Over the last several months leading up to the June 22nd Primary Election in New York City, CWA members were out in force to talk to voters throughout the city and help elect candidates.
Huge win in Connecticut for call center workers and our communities!
With the strike by Massachusetts Nurses Association workers at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, MA heading into its fourth month, CWA members from New York stepped up to show some serious solidarity!

CWA Local 1040 Organizing Committee and Local 1088 Stewards joined CWA District 1 staff for two day-long organizing trainings earlier this month. The training focused on sharpening our internal organizing and representation skills including the Five Step Organizing Conversation. Organizing Committee members practiced roleplays to sign up non-members, new hires and PAF contributors. Local 1040 president Carolyn Wade and Local 1088 president Pat Self asked stewards and organizers to return to their work sites to work on these important union-building tasks.

CWA members joined members of the New York State Nurses Association, 1199SEIU for a ceremony with New York Governor Cuomo on June 24th to witness the signing of our historic Safe Staffing legislation!