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On Wednesday, President Biden held an event at the White House to honor labor unions as part of the Administration's Labor Day celebration.

This September 11th marks the 20 year anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

After months of hard work and advocacy, workers in New York scored a major, hard-fought victory on March 1st with the passage of the NY HERO Act in the New York State Senate.

In an NLRB supervised election, workers at General Datatech (formerly Converge One) voted 8-1 to join CWA! Many workers at this interconnect contractor were members of CWA 1109 when employed at Converge One.

CWA petitioned for an election at Datatech just before Thanksgiving, and on February 18th, the mail-in ballots were finally counted. Throughout the long campaign, the workers publicly showed their solidarity, while management was limited in their face-to-face contact due to the pandemic.

As we speak, our New York State legislators in Albany are debating the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. We need all hands on deck right now on two important items.
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is historic legislation that would at long last strengthen workers’ rights to organize and bargain, and begin to reverse decades of attacks on the National Labor Relations Act by employers.
"We thank [essential workers] for all that you're doing," Sean said in an ABC 7 news piece. "I started off with one hospital, and right now, I've been to about 100 different locations."
On February 24th CWA members were invited to join a great discussion with author Heather McGhee, alongside hundreds of other union members and hosted by SEIU.

Over the past several weekends, CWA District 1 members have rallied at Walmart locations up and down the East Coast in support of IUE-CWA workers fighting to protect jobs.

LED light bulbs sold by Walmart are currently made by IUE-CWA workers at the GE-Savant Systems LLC lighting plant in Bucyrus, Ohio. However, GE has announced its intention to move its LED residential light bulb product line out of the facility to China, permanently laying off 80 workers, and putting the future of the plant, one of the last-standing residential lighting plants left in the USA, in jeopardy.

To loosen the hold corporate money has on our country, we must build worker power, and to do that, we need the For the People Act.