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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.

CWA members have been fighting to ensure that the funding from the recent Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act - passed by the US Senate in August - not only results in affordable, reliable broadband for all Americans, but also creates good union jobs.

CWA Local 1037 members were out in force on October 2nd in Montclair, NJ to join the New Jersey Women's March. After marching, CWAers canvassed the town to speak with voters about the upcoming election on November 2nd.

Four years ago, CWA endorsed Governor Murphy because we believed that he would stand with workers and fight for the needs of working families - and he’s delivered.

Governor Murphy kept his promises to CWA and New Jersey’s working families:

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

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.