CWA Local 1101

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Dear 1101 Members. First, I want to thank you for your solidarity and hard work over the past several months, which have been so challenging for all of us, our families and communities. CWA members have stepped up as frontline workers in manufacturing, telecommunications, airlines, health care, journalism, government services and in many other sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have fought companies, municipalities, and other employers for safer workplace conditions and adequate protections for all of us. Together, we’ve pushed our elected representatives in Congress to pass legislation that puts workers first. Now, one of the biggest elections of our lifetime is coming up in November. The votes that we cast as union members will be crucial in ensuring we have pro-labor candidates elected at the local and state level all the way up to the White House. CWA members need to show our voting power and solidarity at the ballot box.
Nineteen years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 we remember the CWA members who died on that terrible day. We salute the thousands of fellow CWA members who worked to rebuild and restore networks and services for months afterward. We recognize the many CWA members who currently suffer from the illnesses they got from working at Ground Zero, and the members who lost their lives to those illnesses in the years since. Many of those workers are and were members of Local 1101. We are grateful for your work and your sacrifice, and we will never forget what you gave and what you did.
On behalf of the Executive Board of Local 1101 I’d like to wish all our members a safe and happy Labor Day. It has been a rough year. We have lost beloved members, friends, and family to COVID. Many of our lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic. We have members who are working in completely different situations than they’re used to, and members who have been furloughed or laid off. We had all hoped to be in a different place by now in terms of COVID. You have shown great resilience and perseverance throughout this crisis and we are so proud of our members.
CWA Local 1101 and New York State Nurses Association members joined together outside Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx on Tuesday. The action is one of many across New York State this week demanding that New York raise revenue and fund our healthcare centers. Our healthcare centers need adequate funding to protect the health and safety of the workers and the patients they care for.
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.