Press Releases

Today, at a vote of 59-2 the New York State Senate overwhelmingly passed S.8919, legislation that would require the Public Service Commission to respect current collective bargaining agreements relating to pole attachment work between telecommunications, utility, and cable companies and their employees.
Our prayers and our condolences go out to the families of the victims, and to the entire Black community of our city. We know these events come as especially devastating news for our own Black members. There are no words to express our rage, our sorrow, our grief.

Nurses across the nation have been following the trial and ultimate verdict of RaDonda Vaught, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse who was convicted of gross neglect and criminally negligent homicide for a fatal drug error. On December 26, 2017, Vaught overrode the hospital’s computerized drug dispensing system and pulled the wrong medication for her patient. The wrong medication was given and resulted in the death of the patient.

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2022
Contact: Rendy Desamours, [email protected] 


CWA District 1, Senate Majority Leader, Electeds Call for the Inclusion of Strong Labor Standards for Broadband Funding in Budget

On Tuesday, March 8, over 150 freelance television and film post production workers announced their membership as Post Production Guild-New York and filed for a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election to join CWA Local 1101.
The contract fight at AT&T Mobility is heating up across the country, and CWAers are getting the word out to the public about union-busting “authorized retail” stores that are not staffed by trained, experienced CWA members.
Last week CWAers in New Jersey participated in a sit-in to support Starbucks workers who are organizing for a union - and currently fighting off tough anti-union tactics from the company.
On January 17th CWA members came to a tentative agreement on a new contract with Frontier Communications!
On February 1st we unveiled a new project put together in collaboration with Buffalo-based artists Brendan Bannon and Ariel Aberg-Riger highlighting the heroic efforts by our healthcare workers.
Addressing serious concerns about workplace safety as COVID-19 infections continue sweeping through New Jersey, as well as discipline of workers on the rise, CWA Local 1088 members have stepped up to put their mobilization and solidarity on display.