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Excerpt reprinted from the Buffalo News, by CWA Local 1168 President Cori Gambini and CWA District 1 Area Director Deb Hayes; click here to read the full piece.

On January 19 the CWA 1101-1105 Retired Members Council kicked off their tenth year as a revived retiree chapter!

Lawyer Marvin Anderman, longtime friend of CWA, spoke to retirees about life insurance and beneficiary tips as well as insurance and savings, followed by a presentation by Terry Daly, former Local 1101 Treasurer, on LUSP (Local Union Supplemental Pension and Severance Fund Trust).

Click here to check out some throwback photos from the first years of the revived chapter!

Excerpt reprinted from the Buffalo News, by CWA Local 1122 Member Tom Roulley; click here to read the full piece.

Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) enthusiastically announced endorsements for the 2022 Congressional Races in New Jersey.

From telecom workers to City workers to healthcare, CWA members have known for a long time: access to quality, high-speed, affordable internet is not just a right, but a vital necessity. That's why our New York members have been fighting for years to urge State legislators to address the vast discrepancies - and deficiencies - in access to broadband. We've written countless emails and made hundreds of phonecalls, held lobby days and meetings with elected officials, and told personal stories about the impact that lack of affordable broadband access has on our communities and our jobs. 

For the last several weeks, CWA members in New Jersey have been going all out to fight for the Responsible Collective Negotiations Act to strengthen workers' bargaining rights.

As part of her first State of the State Address, New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul laid out a plan on January 5th to invest $10 billion in healthcare, including $4 billion in wages and bonuses for workers.

New York’s healthcare workforce has been ravaged by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Workers have suffered continued short staffing - a decades-long problem exacerbated by the pandemic - and frequent burnout as healthcare facilities have struggled to maintain adequate staffing and supply levels to meet the needs of rising COVID-19 infection rates.

After voting to authorize a strike if necessary late last year and working without contracts, CWA members at Frontier Communications have ramped up their mobilization efforts to fight for new agreements by January 15th or Frontier will face a strike.
On January 3rd SUNY-Binghamton announced that as of Spring 2022, all full-time, fully tuition-supported PhD student workers at SUNY-Binghamton will no longer be required to pay broad-based fees.