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Jun 17, 2016 | News Story
On Thursday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced the 12.5 million member Federation’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. In a statement, President Trumka highlighted Clinton’s commitment to fighting for children and working families. President Trumka cited Clinton’s presence on union picket lines, and commitments to improved healthcare, and equality for all Americans.
Jun 17, 2016 | News Story
Today, CWA announced that the roughly 40,000 union members along the East Coast who had been on strike for 49 days have ratified new contracts. CWA members in the New York-New England region (CWA District 1) and the mid-Atlantic (CWA District 2-13) and in New Jersey overwhelmingly ratified four-year contracts. Members of IBEW Locals 827 (mid-Atlantic) and 2213, New York, and T6 in New England...
Jun 10, 2016 | News Story
The NewsGuild of New York, CWA recently launched a new “What El Diario Means to Me” campaign, to highlight the importance of the hometown paper. El Diario is the nation’s oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper, and many New Yorkers utilize the paper as an important source of local news. Over the last year, the paper was purchased by Empre Media, an Argentinian company that has fired much of the...
May 27, 2016 | News Story
From Union to take down pickets; company agrees to add good union jobs on the East Coast; First contract for retail wireless workers; improves workers’ overall standard of living   Friday, May 27, 2016  
May 27, 2016 | News Story
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor dispute at Verizon: “Today, I am pleased to announce that the parties have reached an agreement in principle on a four-year contract, resolving the open issues in the ongoing labor dispute between Verizon’s workers, unions, and management. The parties are now working to reduce the...
May 6, 2016 | News Story
On Friday, May 6 the Metro NY Labor Communications Council held its 41st Annual Convention and Awards ceremony.  NYC Public Advocate Letitia James gave the opening remarks, which were followed by a panel discussion entitled “Unmasking the Gig Economy: Helpful or Harmful?” Panelists included Michelle Chen (writer, The Nation and contributing editor at In These Times); Bhairavi Desai (Executive...
Apr 29, 2016 | News Story
On Thursday, April 28th we joined with the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) and the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local One to remember all workers who died on the job in 2015. We gathered with representatives of unions, community groups, elected officials and clergy members near the RIU Plaza Hotel, the site of the fatal elevator accident that...
Apr 22, 2016 | News Story
On Saturday, April 16th thousands of members of District Council 9 IUPAT gave back to local communities by helping to refinish facilities owned and operated by not for profit organizations throughout the State. Local projects included Brooklyn’s Rosetta Gaston Senior Center and Manhattan’s Covenant House.
Apr 15, 2016 | News Story
Since Wednesday, April 13 at 6am, nearly 40,000 workers at Verizon have been on strike.  “We’re standing up for working families and standing up to Verizon’s corporate greed,” said CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor. “If a hugely profitable corporation like Verizon can destroy the good family-supporting jobs of highly skilled workers, then no worker in America will be safe from this...
Apr 12, 2016 | News Story
From After trying for ten months to reach a fair contract, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia will go on strike at 6 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13 if a fair agreement is not reached by then. The Verizon strike will be by far the largest work stoppage in the country in recent years.