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Big Legislative Victory For CWA In NYS
Posted On: Dec 349, 2022

We have one last BIG update about our legislative work for 2022: earlier this year, the NY State Senate voted 60-1 and the State Assembly voted unanimously to pass our bill to protect our jobs and stop dangerous One Touch Make Ready regulations - and this week, Governor Hochul signed it into law! 

CWA members sent over 2,200 emails and held dozens of meetings to tell legislators that they must pass this legislation to stop One Touch Make Ready. We also traveled to the State Capitol in Albany on May 17th to speak with Assemblymembers about the dangers of One Touch Make Ready to good union jobs and to our communities. And they listened.

If you don’t know what One Touch Make Ready is all about, here’s the gist: it’s a regulation that destroys good jobs by allowing unskilled contractors to do the work that should be done by career employees who know the condition of the equipment and poles and have been professionally trained. New York is one of the few states that doesn’t allow One Touch Make Ready - and thanks to our members’ hard work this year, we will continue to protect good union jobs and prevent One Touch Make Ready!

We have power when we stand together. This is a huge win for our membership and for skilled, unionized workers who know their work and know their communities and should not be undercut by low-wage contractors.

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