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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.
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.
On June 11, essential healthcare workers represented by CWA Local 1126 in upstate New York rallied to demand fair and safe staffing at Mohawk Valley Health System.
Join us on Saturday, June 19, at 1:30 pm ET, for a virtual event to celebrate Juneteenth.

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