D1 Newsletter

Big Wins in the New York State 2023 Budget: CWA members have made hundreds of calls and sent thousands of emails to advocate for our priorities in the New York State budget - and we won on several major campaigns!

The budget, finalized and voted on on April 9th, includes:

1. High-Quality Broadband and Good Jobs in the Industry - NYS is getting $1.6 Billion in State and Federal funding for broadband work. We fought to ensure this funding has strong labor labor standards, including:

On Friday, April 22nd CWA Local 1180 members at the National Audubon Society held a rally at the organization’s headquarters in Manhattan to gather petition signatures and demand a fair contract and end to union-busting!

258 CWA members in NJ are celebrating a groundbreaking contract victory and unanimous ratification at the Middlesex County Board of Social Services! These county welfare agency workers are responsible for distributing critical aid to residents in need such as SNAP (formerly called Food Stamps), healthcare coverage via Medicaid, and cash assistance to help cover rent.  

CWAers Rally to Support Second Amazon Warehouse Organizing Effort

After pouring more than $4.3 million into union-busting efforts over the past year, Amazon executives may have been hoping that the news out of Staten Island on April 1st was just an April Fool’s joke - instead, the year-long effort by Amazon warehouse workers became a reality, as the workers voted 2,654 to 2,131 to form a union - the Amazon Labor Union - the first by Amazon workers in the country!

Local 1032, Middlesex County Social Services

CWA Local 1032 members at Middlesex County Social Services - workers with assistance programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps (SNAP), child support and other general and emergency assistance programs - took to the streets again last week to demand a fair contract nearly two years after their contract expired.

The Orange Bargaining Committee continues to meet with the Company. The Company still seems to have their head in the sand when it comes to what you need in terms of fair compensation. We have said many times how the Company is trying to shift costs to you in terms of benefits, and now they have offered completely unacceptable wage increases. Workers throughout this country have been affected by inflation and increasing health care costs, but AT&T continues to have record profits because of the hard work that you do.

Local 1400 - Google/BDS Connected Solutions

For millions of women throughout the country, pay disparities between them and their male counterparts are a continuing reality. While union membership helps even the playing field for all, as of 2021 the gender pay gap is still more than 22% - meaning that women, on average, make 22% less than men, even after controlling for race and ethnicity, education, age, and geographic division.

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.