CWA Local 1101

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CWA Local 1101 awarded $25,000 in scholarships this year. We were able to award four additional $1000 scholarships in memory of Pat Dempsey who recently passed. In lieu of flowers her family requested that a donation be made to the Scholarship Fund. Please click the headline for a list of the recipients and their sponsors. Congratulations all.
The last five months have been unprecedented in many ways. We’ve faced challenges that might have been unimaginable a year ago and millions of Americans — including many of our members — are struggling with layoffs and furloughs and the fear of what comes next.
The next Federal COVID relief package, the HEROES Act, which the House of Representatives passed back in May, is stuck in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stalled the bill because he opposes extending unemployment protections and aid for State and Local Governments. CWA members will be holding a ZOOM phone bank on the HEROES Act and we need your help! Tuesday, August 4, 6-8 PM. Click the headline to sign up.
Nearly 300 E-ZPass customer service call center workers, members of CWA Local 1102, are fighting to keep their jobs on Staten Island. The New York State contract to provide E-ZPass customer support for the MTA is open for bid, and we need your help ensuring that the MTA retains the current workforce in these good-paying jobs on Staten Island! Bids are due August 7th, so we need to move fast to ensure that these jobs are protected.
CWA Stands in solidarity with the tens of thousands of workers in 25 cities who marched, protested, and in some cases went on strike today to highlight racial and economic equality. "The National Strike/Day of Action is a worker-driven action to demand that bosses and elected officials address the systemic racism that drives economic inequality in this country. We are demanding guaranteed sick pay, affordable health care, strengthened health and safety protections for essential workers, and stronger organizing rights for all workers."
Memphis, Tenn. -- AT&T workers and other members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union will hold a socially distanced protest as part of the national Strike for Black Lives Monday afternoon outside an AT&T Mobility Call Center in Memphis, Tenn. The AT&T call center workers will be joined by their colleagues from the AT&T Mobility warehouse and retail stores in Memphis, along with other local union members and community groups.
As many of you are aware, some members of the Motion Picture Industry have formed the Working in Silence No More Task Force. One of the goals of the task force is to highlight the inequality and injustices the PPAs face on the job. The Union has been in touch and engaged with the task force and agree with their message. We also welcome any support within the industry to improve the working conditions of the PPAs. With that being said, we would also like to highlight the progress the PPAs have fought so hard for, and achieved, through organizing and joining CWA.
The NYS Legislature is headed back to Albany and we need all hands on deck! Click here to tell your Assemblymember to pass our Broadband Data Collection bill! As COVID-19 has moved much of our lives online, the importance of access to universal, high-speed, affordable broadband has never been clearer. The pandemic has exacerbated the disadvantages faced by New Yorkers who already suffered from lack of or limited broadband service, from unaffordable prices, or from slow speeds and low-quality service.