Bergen County Board of Social Services
Last Thursday, Bergen County Board of Social Services employees, members of CWA Local 1089, marched outside their office in Rochelle Park, N.J,. to demand a fair contract. The workers have been working without a contract for 16 months. Nearly 200 workers and their supporters attended the march and called on the county to come back to the bargaining table and address the workers’ demands. These essential workers help residents connect with critical benefits like Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and more.
Bergen County Board of Social Services employees, members of CWA Local 1089, rallied outside their office for a fair contract.
CWA members at Frontier Communications in California continue to bargain for a new contract after a previous deal was rejected by the membership. Although some progress has been made, the company remains stagnant on several issues including wages, job security, and issues related to working from home. Last Thursday, the union and the company entered into federal mediation which is scheduled to continue until the end of this week.
CWA members at Frontier Communications in District 4, who have been bargaining since early April, are continuing to mobilize for fair wages, better healthcare, improved working conditions, and more. In recent years, the members have had to deal with a number of issues including the company’s bankruptcy, dangerous working conditions, mandatory overtime due to staffing shortages, and the challenges of the pandemic.
Check out this new video of the members calling on the company to recognize their value and contributions and to treat them with respect by addressing their demands through fair bargaining.
American Red Cross
Blood services workers at the American Red Cross (ARC) have been mobilizing for months for a fair contract. The workers have been on the frontlines throughout the pandemic, keeping their communities and donors safe and healthy. They are demanding respect and a fair contract that guarantees affordable health care and safe working conditions including adequate staffing levels. In addition, the workers are seeking to prevent harmful levels of turnover among trained staff so they can collect our lifesaving blood supply. The coalition of unions representing workers at ARC is calling on ARC management to give the workers the contract they deserve. CWA represents hundreds of mobile and fixed site blood collection staff in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York, who are responsible for drawing blood from patients and donors, coordinating donor drives, and more.