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The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is historic legislation that will help put power in the hands of workers and reverse decades of legislation meant to crush unions. Passing the PRO Act would help make our economy work for everyone by making it easier to join unions, protecting strikes and other protest activity, dealing a blow to “right-to-work” laws, and a lot more.
Thanks to all our members who sent emails and made phone calls. We helped make this happen! “This is a historic budget that will help our state rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. I thank our members and legislators who have fought for such a historic agreement, which raises new revenue, funds education, creates a fund for excluded workers, sends billions in rental, homeowner and small business relief to struggling New Yorkers, and establishes universal Pre-K for all New Yorkers.
CWA RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VERIZON PROXY VOTE The annual shareholders meeting will be held virtually Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10am. CWA is recommending a YES (For) vote on Proposals 4 through 6. 4. Shareholder Action by Written Consent - For 5. Amend Clawback Policy - For 6. Shareholder Ratification of Annual Equity Awards - For Please take time to vote your proxy. Thank you.
We may not be together, but we've got lots going on. New members, bargaining updates, first contracts, stories of perseverance, recognizing some of the many long-time leaders of Local 1101 who retired in the last six months. It's all here. Click the story headline for the NY Generator link.
Attached please find a letter from CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor, and Verizon Senior VP Kevin Service, urging Governor Cuomo give Verizon's front line telecommunications workers immediate priority eligibility with other essential workers for COVID-19 vaccinations.
The NYC St Patrick's Day Parade posted this tribute to the telephone and communications workers across the city. Happy St Patrick's Day all. Thank you to all the TELEPHONE and COMMUNICATION WORKERS who have kept us connected in this time of COVID.

Scholarship application deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year are coming up. CWA and CWA Local 1101 offer a number of scholarship opportunities to members, retirees and their families.

CWA Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarship applications are due April 30, 2021

On February 24, 2021 CWA Local 1101 and the World Trade Center Health Program held a virtual workshop on the WTC Health Program and the Victim Compensation Fund. You can access the video recording of the workshop and the slides with information on eligibility and how to apply by clicking the story headline.
Across the nation there has been a dramatic increase of fraudulent unemployment claims during the pandemic. In a few instances we have been notified by the Department of Labor of the state involved that unemployment claims have been filed using the name and Social Security Number of our members. In those cases, we have directly corresponded with the individual member involved to confirm that no unemployment claim was filed by them and provided a response to the appropriate state DOL that it is a fraudulent claim.
March 8 is International Women's Day. Join Local 1101's Women's Committee on Saturday, March 6 at 11am at a rally and march in lower Manhattan in support of women fighting union busting at Liox Cleaners.
Join CWA District 1 on Thursday, March 3 at 5pm to phone bank for the PRO Act. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is historic legislation that will help put power in the hands of workers and reverse decades of legislation meant to crush unions.