D1 Newsletter

From phonebanking to canvassing to rallying, CWA members in New York City have been out in force over the past two weeks to talk to voters and help elect candidates from City Council to Comptroller to Mayor.
As we speak, dozens of states are proposing - and passing - restrictive, undemocratic voting laws that will make it harder and harder for people to exercise their right to vote in future elections.
In Tuesday, May 4th, the New York State Assembly and Senate voted to pass two bills that will establish a process for setting and enforcing safe staffing minimum standards at hospitals and nursing homes.

New Yorkers scored a huge victory on April 19th as the New York State Assembly voted to pass the NY HERO Act!

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the state, New York workers are risking their lives every day to keep our communities running. But there are currently no uniform standards for basic protections for workers, and nothing to make sure that employers are protecting their workers. Establishing these standards is critical to protecting all New Yorkers.

Members of CWA Local 1014 in Camden, NJ, celebrated a victory after defeating a plan that put dozens of jobs at risk.

We have a chance right now to pass legislation that will dramatically improve union rights for workers throughout the country and lift up working families.

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (or PRO Act) would make it easier to join unions, protect strikes and other protest activity, deal a blow to anti-union “right-to-work” laws, and a lot more. It's been passed by the House of Representatives, but we need to go all out right now to get it done in the Senate.

This year, NYC voters will be going to the polls with a brand new (and exciting) voting system: Ranked Choice Voting. This year, instead of picking just one candidate on your ballot, we'll have the option to rank candidates in order of preference - this will make our elections more fair and democratic, and save the city money.

How does it work? How does it make our elections more fair? Join us for an online info session this evening to find out!

This month CWA recently launched initiatives in state legislatures across the country aimed at greater public oversight of broadband providers, and kicked things off with a huge online event featuring CWA leaders and lawmakers from around the country.

CWA Local 1102 on Staten Island, NY joined dozens of Staten Island community groups to celebrate Earth Day with a march to highlight the Graniteville Wetlands.

The deadline to apply for a Joe Beirne Foundation scholarship is coming up this Friday, April 30th, 11:59pm ET.

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation will award 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren are eligible for the scholarships, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members.