Members and retirees of CWA Local 1180, representing City workers in New York, joined the New York City Council on August 2nd as the City Council announced the findings of their pay equity report.

CWA District 1 is proud to announce our endorsement for Eric Adams for NYC Mayor! As Borough President and State Senator, Eric has a long history of working with our Union and defending the rights of working people.

We stood alongside hundreds of union members and elected officials on August 2nd to announce our endorsement and rally for Eric.

“I’m going to give New Yorkers the spirit as they give up every morning,” Eric said as he spoke to the crowd, “as they fight, to know that their Mayor is fighting for them.”

The entire CWA family mourns the passing of AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka.

“Rich Trumka dedicated his life to the labor movement,” said CWA President Chris Shelton. “Rich cared deeply about improving the lives of all working people, and he never forgot what it was like to work in the mines of western Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, the AFL-CIO fought every day for a more inclusive, just America.. I was proud to call him my brother.”

We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

New York City held its first ticker tape parade since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country to honor essential workers who helped keep the city going throughout the pandemic.
La Casa De Don Pedro workers in the Youth and Family Services Division rallied alongside members of CWA 1037, NJCU, and WECAN to unionize their workplace.
Healthcare workers at Catholic Health Hospitals in Western New York - including Mercy, St. Josephs, and Kenmore - are fighting for patient and worker safety during an unprecedented crisis.
If our members lose their jobs, it will be a devastating loss for Staten Island.

With nearly all of the votes in the 2021 NYC Primary Election counted, we can now declare victory in several key races that CWAers threw down on this year and worked for months to help win:

  • Brad Lander, a close friend to CWA for over a decade and fierce champion for working people, has won his primary for Comptroller.

  • Nearly 30 strong, pro-labor candidates won their primaries for City Council seats, including:

    • Shaun Abreu, District 7 (Manhattan)

The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the CWA Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years.
Over the last several months leading up to the June 22nd Primary Election in New York City, CWA members were out in force to talk to voters throughout the city and help elect candidates.