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Political Action Updates July 2024 - Huge Win on Prevailing Wage for CWA Local 1101 Members

For years, CWA has known that the important work done by our Gas Service Technicians, represented by CWA Local 1101, have been left behind by New York City’s prevailing wage law. We have also known that there is already a title that should cover them: “Utility Locators,” as over 50% of their work is locating and marking utilities.

After months and months of advocating with NYC officials to fix this and get these 80 workers covered by the prevailing wage schedule, we won - in early June, New York City Comptroller’s preliminary Prevailing Wage was modified to clarify that CWA 1101’s Gas Service Technicians are covered.

This is a massive, life-changing victory for our members who will see a required pay bump from a starting wage of $16 to over $20 and a scale that caps out at $36.19.