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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.

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.
When CEOs and the 1% hold so much power, our economy and laws stay rigged in favor of the wealthy. They get richer while workers' wages stagnate and our working conditions get worse. We need big change.
CWAers joined IUE-CWA members and community allies for rallies at Walmart stores across the country to call on the corporation to act immediately to prevent workers from losing 80 factory jobs.