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A video from Martin Luther King III. “Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as a champion for civil rights. But today, I want you to think about a different part of my dad’s legacy. Something that you may not know, but it‘s more relevant today than ever — his fight against poverty and income inequality.” “But if a man doesn‘t have a job or an income, he has neither life nor liberty, and the possibility for the pursuit of happiness......When my father was shot in 1968 in Memphis, he was crusading for higher wages for black sanitation workers. Their work conditions were abysmal — low pay, no sick leave, and many were on welfare. Click the story headline for the video link.
We can't celebrate Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day in person this year, but we can still honor his life and his legacy. Please find below a number of virtual events to celebrate Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day 2021. CWA leaders will be featured on panels at the AFL-CIO's MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference, Volunteer NY is holding a workshop "Volunteering with Equity in Mind", BAM and the National Museum of African American History and Culture have cultural events and CWA has a virtual rally on Monday, Jan 18. Click the story headline for details.
Janice Reed died on December 31, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Janice was the Chief Steward at Arms Acres for more than ten years, and an 1101 steward for ten years before that. She retired from Arms Acres in the summer of 2019 (you can read about her time as Chief Steward here), but her heart stayed with the people there. Janice combined a fierce dedication to protecting her members with a wicked sense of humor and deep compassion for her co-workers.
Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.8 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children. At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31 of the scholarship year.
With just a few weeks left for Gov. Cuomo to sign the Broadband Data Collection bill to study the impact of broadband access throughout NYS, we need to make sure he gets the message loud and clear: every New Yorker needs affordable broadband access and the first step is getting an accurate picture of who does or doesn’t have access now. Call 855-979-3344 right now to urge the Governor to sign this important bill TODAY.
Washington, D.C. -- The Communications Workers of America and AT&T have agreed to extend two contracts covering 24,000 technicians, call center customer support workers and representatives at AT&T's retail stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. The extension includes a 2.5% wage increase effective on the original contract expiration dates. Benefits remain the same under the existing cost sharing agreement. Click the story headline for full details of the Contract Extension.
Scott has been a close friend to CWA for over 25 years. Scott has devoted his career to this city and the working families who live here. From the issues that affect workers on the job to his progressive vision of government, Scott gets it. He knows that the key to recovery and a growing economy is strengthening the rights of the working people who keep this city going.

The COVID-19 Letter of Agreement between Verizon and CWA regarding Home Garaging has been extended through January 31, 2021.