For Immediate Release: Monday, April 12, 2021
Media Contact: Zoe PiSierra, [email protected], 603.339.0042

Communications Workers of America Launches Multi-State Effort to Regulate Broadband, Drives Support for Senate Bill 5117 in New York

Communications Workers of America District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor released the following statement on the 2022 New York State budget agreement
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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. The course was developed as a union approach to health and safety with the goal of educating members about the science of COVID-19 transmission, as well as how to get management to ensure a safe workplace.  The central theme of the training series: informed and mobilized union members are the source of our power to protect us from this deadly pandemic.

After passing in the House of Representatives in early March, the bill is facing a tough fight in the Senate in order to go to the President’s desk to be signed into law. We need to mobilize in order to make that happen.

The Easter Bunny showed up early last week along with CWA Local 1168 to support BioMed workers fighting for their first contract!

Members collected and presented 1,200 petition signatures to employer representatives at the bargaining table, and members from different bargaining units explained how important our BioMed brothers and sisters are to members of other bargaining units.

Just a few months after going public with their union, the Alphabet Workers Union have already won a major victory as they fight for more just working conditions.

That’s what we’re pushing for! New York has ramped up investment in offshore wind power, authorizing 9 Gigawatts of development in several locations around Long Island, NY - making it the largest offshore wind project in the country.

Members of the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU)/CWA Local 1104 have been fighting for years to put an end to the crushing university fees they’re forced to pay to their employer that keep many living in poverty.