D1 Newsletter

Huge win in Connecticut for call center workers and our communities!
With the strike by Massachusetts Nurses Association workers at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, MA heading into its fourth month, CWA members from New York stepped up to show some serious solidarity!

CWA Local 1040 Organizing Committee and Local 1088 Stewards joined CWA District 1 staff for two day-long organizing trainings earlier this month. The training focused on sharpening our internal organizing and representation skills including the Five Step Organizing Conversation. Organizing Committee members practiced roleplays to sign up non-members, new hires and PAF contributors. Local 1040 president Carolyn Wade and Local 1088 president Pat Self asked stewards and organizers to return to their work sites to work on these important union-building tasks.

CWA members joined members of the New York State Nurses Association, 1199SEIU for a ceremony with New York Governor Cuomo on June 24th to witness the signing of our historic Safe Staffing legislation!
The discussion focused on how the FCC is addressing the pressing need for affordable, reliable broadband service.

The 2021 New York State Legislative Session wrapped up last week with some big wins for CWA and working families across the state. CWA members throughout New York have given a huge amount of time and energy over the past few months to advocate for legislation to protect our jobs, make workers safer, and overall strengthen our state for working families - especially as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since January, we:

  • Held 5 lobby days

  • Had 206 meetings with legislators

  • Made over 3,500 calls to CWA members and legislators

In contested democratic primary races in New Jersey Legislative District 20, CWA-endorsed candidates notched convincing wins.
CWA Local 1111 members at Arnot Health are fighting for a fair contract with NO CONCESSIONS! Healthcare workers at the Catholic Health System in Western New York are fighting for a fair contract!
Last week, Priscilla was honored by her Queens community, coworkers, and fellow 1180 members with the dedication of a street name in her honor.
Welfare workers in Ocean County, New Jersey, won their best contract in years by taking a stand for Covid safety.