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2021 Dates to Remember

  • October 18: Deadline to register to vote in the November General Election
  • October 18: Deadline to request a mail-in bal
Over the past few months, support for this common-sense and bipartisan legislation has grown as the NY Essential Workers Coalition ran a highly disciplined, focused, and strategic campaign to win.
Frontline healthcare workers have long advocated for strengthened safe staffing measures, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made this issue more urgent than ever before.

The Communications Workers of America announced a new $28,000 Facebook digital advertising buy thanking Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senators James Skoufis, Michelle Hinchey, John Mannion, Rachel May, Samra Brouk and Jeremy Cooney and for their advocacy for working families during the FY 2022 budget negotiations. The targeted advertisements provide constituents with the opportunity to send each office a thank you note for pushing through key policies that will help New Yorkers recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 12, 2021
Media Contact: Zoe PiSierra, [email protected], 603.339.0042

Communications Workers of America Launches Multi-State Effort to Regulate Broadband, Drives Support for Senate Bill 5117 in New York

Communications Workers of America District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor released the following statement on the 2022 New York State budget agreement
New York’s Labor Unions join together in solidarity to applaud the state legislature for taking a bold stand and proposing numerous tax reform proposals asking the wealthiest New Yorkers and corporations to pay their fair share.
The Communications Workers of America and AT&T have agreed to extend two contracts covering 24,000 technicians, call center customer support workers and representatives at AT&T's retail stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.
The Communications Workers of America and AT&T have agreed to extend two contracts covering 24,000 technicians, call center customer support workers and representatives at AT&T's retail stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. The “Orange” contract was set to expire on February 11, 2021 and the “Black” contract was set to expire on February 10, 2022. Each contract will be extended by one year
Under the name #LaborStrong2021, the unions -- SEIU 32BJ, CWA, DC37, HTC and NYSNA -- will be endorsing together for the first time ever at least 26 City Council candidates, and supporting them in an effort to elect a pro-worker majority so the next City Council can develop and promote policies for a worker-led recovery for our city.
Contract includes wage increases, overtime pay and caps on health insurance premium