CWA Local 1101

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Happy Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day to all our CWA Local 1101 members. Nearly 54 years after his death, Dr King's words still hold true. In his letter from the Birmingham jail in 1963, he wrote "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
Happy New Year! Orange bargaining begins on January 24th. Let’s get ready to take action so we can win the best possible union contract at AT&T Mobility in 2022! This past year has been hard. But we are standing strong, we are united, and we will do whatever it takes for a strong contract. Click the story headline and take the bargaining survey.
Check out the new edition of the NY Generator. Updates on bargaining, new groups who have joined Local 1101, first contracts, training, mobilization, retiree actions, and more. We've got a big Local with lots going on, and you can read about it here. Click story headline for the link.
Are you interested in learning more about labor history, labor law, unions, and working people's struggles? Do you want to be in dialogue with workers and activists from other unions in NYC? Do you have an undergraduate degree you need to finish? The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies offers undergraduate and graduate level classes to working adults who want to learn more about the history of unions and labor struggles, labor law and arbitration, and issues confronting working-class people in the workplace and the community.
The Joe Beirne Scholarship program is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Sixteen new scholarships of $4,000 each for two years will be awarded by CWA's Joe Beirne Scholarship program.
CWA healthcare workers are still on strike in Buffalo. 2000 nurses, transport workers, dietary workers, techs, and aides at Mercy Hospital/Catholic Health Systems have been on strike since October 1. They're demanding safe staffing levels for patients, and a fair contract for workers. They need our help. Can you make three quick phone calls to Catholic Health Board members today, and tell them to settle a fair contract for CWA healthcare workers that puts patients first?
Please join the CWA Local 1101 Budget/Membership meeting on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30pm via Zoom. You must register in advance for the meeting. Click the headline of this story, and then the registration link. Thank you.
Earlier today, Verizon announced that management and non-union employees who report to company buildings and retail stores will be mandated to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a medical or religious exemption.

CWA Local 1101 Member Voices from 9/11

We asked Local 1101 members to tell us what they did to help rebuild the communications network after September 11, 2001, or to share a memory they have from that day. Here are some of their stories.

We want to hear your story as well.

If you’d like to contribute a story or a memory, please click here.

Click the arrow to the right to see each new story.

World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund

Did you work at or near Ground Zero following 9/11? It's not too late to register for the World Trade Center Health Program and the Victim Compensation Fund.

If you lived or worked near Ground Zero following 9/11, and never registered with the World Trade Center Health Program and/or the Victim Compensation Fund, it's not too late. You may have seen mention of a July 29, 2021 deadline, which applied to people with a 9/11 related illness certified by the WTCHP prior to July 29, 2019 who needed to file a VIctim Compensation Fund claim by 7/29/21. But if you never registered with the WTCHP, or are registered with the WTCHP and have not registered with the VCF, you can still do both. Click here for more information.

Do I have a form on file at Local 1101 showing that I worked at/near Ground Zero in 2001/2002?

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