D1 Newsletter

Negotiations are heating up! On Wednesday, August 25th, following two days in a row of bargaining with Catholic Health Services, members of CWA Locals 1133 and 1168 came out in force for an Informational Picket at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. The contract expired June 30, 2021, with a mandatory 90-day "cooling off period" that will end on September 30.

Over 700 CWA members, allies, elected leaders, and labor unions walked the line to demand a fair contract that prioritizes safe staffing at Catholic Health hospitals.

This September 11th marks the 20 year anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. We lost many CWA members that day, as well as some who suffered severe illnesses related to September 11th in the years since.

After being cancelled last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Buffalo, NY Labor Day Parade is back this year, coming up on Monday, September 6th - with our own CWA Local 1122 President John Mudie as Grand Marshall!

The theme of this year’s parade is “Honoring Essential Workers,” making President Mudie’s appointment as Grand Marshall all the more special - and appropriate.

CWA Local 1088 held their first ever annual membership BBQ on Saturday, August 29th! Between eating and dancing, members and their families rallied in support of 1088 members who work for Lacey Township, NJ. The Lacey workers have been without a contract since the end of 2018, so 1088 members took the opportunity to make some noise to support our members who have been out of contract for way too long.

Are you concerned about how climate change will affect our communities, jobs, and work lives? As we're facing more extreme weather, like the heatwave we're experiencing right now, or unusual floods or droughts across the country, the United Nations just released an alarming report that shows we have less time to save the planet than we thought.

On Tuesday, August 24th, CWA Local 1037 joined several other unions and community groups for a rally at Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s office in New Jersey to urge him to support the Build Back Better plan.

August 15th marked the 32nd anniversary of the death of Local 1103 Chief Steward Gerry Horgan.

Gerry was a "natural born leader" in Westchester County who was on the front lines fighting alongside his CWA brothers and sisters during the 1989 NYNEX strike. The strike was just two weeks old when a scab worker, who was the daughter of a company manager, drove through the picket line and struck Gerry with her car, killing him.

On the day of his funeral, thousands of CWAers wearing red lined the streets for a mile along the route to the church.

After working through the pandemic to keep the community running, 1102 is now fighting to secure a commitment from the company to keep our members employed.

Are you concerned about how climate change will affect our communities, jobs, and work lives? As we're facing more extreme weather, like the heatwave we're experiencing right now, or unusual floods or droughts across the country, the United Nations just released an alarming report that shows we have less time to save the planet than we thought.

Consolidated Communications Workers (formerly Fairpoint), members of CWA Local 1400 and IBEW 2327, have been fighting hard for a fair contract—and they may be at the finish line.