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For the last several weeks, CWA members in New Jersey have been going all out to fight for the Responsible Collective Negotiations Act to strengthen workers' bargaining rights.
After voting to authorize a strike if necessary late last year and working without contracts, CWA members at Frontier Communications have ramped up their mobilization efforts to fight for new agreements by January 15th or Frontier will face a strike.
On January 3rd SUNY-Binghamton announced that as of Spring 2022, all full-time, fully tuition-supported PhD student workers at SUNY-Binghamton will no longer be required to pay broad-based fees.

On December 11th, CWA District 1 members joined CWAers throughout the country visiting dozens of AT&T third party dealer stores for a National Day of Action Against AT&T’s Outsourcing and Job Cuts. AT&T has closed hundreds of union-staffed retail stores and replaced many of them with non-union “authorized retailers,” so at the CWA National Convention in October, Delegates called for a day of action to take a stand against this outsourcing and union busting.

Local 1298 members from the Waterbury & Winsted, CT garages collected over $1,300 for Toys for Tots

After a year of difficult negotiations and over a month on the picket lines, healthcare workers - including nurses, aides, technicians, dietary, and environmental workers - at Catholic Health’s Mercy, St. Joseph’s, and Kenmore Mercy Hospitals voted overwhelmingly to ratify their new contract, with 94% Yes votes.
On November 11th Frontier Communications workers in Connecticut - members of CWA Local 1298 - held an informational picket to call on Frontier to negotiate a new contract that includes job security, fair benefits, and access to the jobs of the future expanding Frontier’s network.
The 2021 CWA Awards Ceremony was held virtually on November 4th to honor locals and activists throughout the country for their extraordinary work organizing, mobilizing, engaging in political action, and more.
Several states and municipalities held critical elections on November 2nd, with big wins for workers in seats that CWA members worked hard to campaign for including Phil Murphy for New Jersey Governor and Eric Adams for New York City Mayor.

Dozens of healthcare workers - including nurses, techs, transport, environmental, and dietary workers - walked out of Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY at 6am on October 1st, and were greeted by thousands of their coworkers, community members, faith leaders, and elected officials. Mercy Hospital workers - roughly 2,000 members of CWA Local 1133 - are now in the 6th day of their strike, the first in healthcare in District 1 since 1987.

On September 5th - Labor Day - New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul designated the COVID-19 pandemic a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk to the public health under New York State's HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease, helping to prevent workplace infections.