In Tuesday, May 4th, the New York State Assembly and Senate voted to pass two bills that will establish a process for setting and enforcing safe staffing minimum standards at hospitals and nursing homes.

New Yorkers scored a huge victory on April 19th as the New York State Assembly voted to pass the NY HERO Act!

Members of CWA Local 1014 in Camden, NJ, celebrated a victory after defeating a plan that put dozens of jobs at risk.

Although current federal law requires companies to bargain in good faith with the union chosen by their employees, CWA members know the tactics employers use to drag out the bargaining process.
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With billions of dollars in State funding on the line, CWAers pulled out all the stops to speak with lawmakers, community members, and advocacy groups about our priority issues.

Nearly 200 CWA District 1 stewards and Health and Safety workplace committee members in New Jersey participated in the third part of an eleven hour training course last week. The course was developed as a union approach to health and safety with the goal of educating members about the science of COVID-19 transmission, as well as how to get management to ensure a safe workplace.  The central theme of the training series: informed and mobilized union members are the source of our power to protect us from this deadly pandemic.

After passing in the House of Representatives in early March, the bill is facing a tough fight in the Senate in order to go to the President’s desk to be signed into law. We need to mobilize in order to make that happen.

The Easter Bunny showed up early last week along with CWA Local 1168 to support BioMed workers fighting for their first contract!

Members collected and presented 1,200 petition signatures to employer representatives at the bargaining table, and members from different bargaining units explained how important our BioMed brothers and sisters are to members of other bargaining units.

Just a few months after going public with their union, the Alphabet Workers Union have already won a major victory as they fight for more just working conditions.

Last week, the CWA District 1 website got a facelift and a new web address: You can still reach the website using our old web address,

At the D1 website you can find: 

  • Info about District 1

  • CWA Local Directory and links to Local websites

  • D1 offices and staff contact info