It’s crunch time. The New York State budget is due by April 1st, and our legislators are making their final arguments for what gets included as we speak. We need to step up right now to make sure that CWA’s priorities are included and we win a State budget that puts working families first.
These are our CWA priorities that we’re fighting for in the budget:
- Keeping hospitals open and protecting healthcare workers so that our healthcare workers can get the support they desperately need.
- Ending pay-to-work for our SUNY graduate workers at CWA Local 1104
- Raising the minimum wage to lift up all New Yorkers and indexing it to inflation so that workers aren't left behind when inflation goes up.
As we head into the final weeks, negotiations are heating up. If we don’t take action and ensure that these priorities are included in the final budget, we'll see more workers — including our own members — left behind, and our battered healthcare system pushed even further to the brink of disaster.