D1 Newsletter

On November 11th Frontier Communications workers in Connecticut - members of CWA Local 1298 - held an informational picket to call on Frontier to negotiate a new contract that includes job security, fair benefits, and access to the jobs of the future expanding Frontier’s network.
The 2021 CWA Awards Ceremony was held virtually on November 4th to honor locals and activists throughout the country for their extraordinary work organizing, mobilizing, engaging in political action, and more.
Several states and municipalities held critical elections on November 2nd, with big wins for workers in seats that CWA members worked hard to campaign for including Phil Murphy for New Jersey Governor and Eric Adams for New York City Mayor.

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:

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.