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CWA Adopts CWA STRONG Plan at 76th Convention

This week CWA Local 1101 delegates joined CWA delegates nationally to adopt the CWA STRONG plan to strengthen our union. CWAers from more than 371 locals at the CWA Convention took the pledge to make locals CWA STRONG, with more signing up every day.

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CWA Statement on the Senate's Health Care Plan

Statement by President Chris Shelton, Communications Workers of America, on the health care plan released today by the Senate: "I wouldn't have believed it possible but the health care proposal released today by Senate Republicans is in many ways worse than the version that House Republicans adopted.

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People's Climate Movement National Day of Action

This coming Saturday, April 29 is the Climate March in Washington DC, part of the People's Climate Movement.  There will be a march in Staten Island as well. Demand Justice for all workers, our families and our planet.

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Call Your Representative and Tell Him/Her Not to Cut Health Benefits for Millions of Americans

Call 1-855-980-2346 today. Congress is set to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid funding. Tell your representative to say NO to health care cuts which will affect millions of Americans. The Republican bill to gut the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid takes health coverage away from millions of Americans, including seniors and children. It will force people to pay more for high-deductible insurance. Meanwhile it provides tax cuts to the very rich and to drug and insurance companies. It will be a disaster for working people.

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Did you participate in WTC rescue, recovery, or clean-up operations after 9/11?

Have you ever filed a WTC-12 Form to protect your rights to file a WTC-related NYS Workers' Compensation claim?. If you participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center through September 12, 2002, please register your service with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. This will preserve your right to future benefits, should you ever need them. The deadline to register is September 11, 2018. But if you haven't registered already, you should do so now.

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POSTPONED: NYC Rally to Support Momentive Strikers: Thur, Feb 9

The rally to support Momentive workers on strike has been postponed due to the impending snowstorm. We'll keep you posted.

Sign the Petition to Support Striking Momentive Workers; New Video

Company's Proposed Health Plan Cuts Would Be a Disaster for Chemical Plant Workers. Sign the petition in support of Momentive strikers.  The 700 CWA-IUE members at Momentive Performance Materials are in week 11 of their strike. Last week CWA 1101 members joined the strikers and supporters across the city in a rally to call for a fair contract and an end to the strike. Click here for more photos.

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Steve Mnuchin helped bring on the '08 Financial Crisis - Should he be Treasury Secretary?!

Call Your Senator at 888-907-9365 and tell him/her to stop Mnuchin's nomination. Steve Mnuchin is known as the "Foreclosure King" who helped bring on the 2008 Financial Crisis. Today he is before Congress as the nominee for Treasury Secretary. 

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Martin Luther King Jr - A Passionate Voice for Civil and Labor Rights

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, we remember that he was killed fighting for justice in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee.  In his last speech to the striking workers he said “…If you stand up straight, people can’t ride your back. And that’s what we did. We stood up straight.”

Andy Puzder, Nominee for Labor Secretary, is as anti-worker as they come

Call Your Senator at 888-907-9365 and tell him/her to stop Puzder's nomination. This fast-food multi-millionaire wants to slash worker protections. He opposes living wage and overtime protection. He has a history of union busting. And he wants to replace workers with machines so he won't have to worry about being sued for discrimination.

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