April 13, 2018
In a joint statement with Héctor Figueroa (President Local 32BJ), Dennis Trainor announced that CWA & SEIU would break ties with the New York Working Families Party and endorse sitting Governor Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming Democratic Party Primary:
“From raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, to passing the strongest paid family leave program in the country, Governor Cuomo has delivered...We therefore fundamentally believe that endorsing Governor Cuomo is the most effective way to put the interest of working families first.”
Politics can get pretty ugly, but the Cuomo Administration has worked with New York Labor in good faith to ensure that Worker- and Labor-oriented legislation becomes New York law. In particular, Gov. Cuomo’s influence in reuniting the IDC with mainline Senate Democrats is a huge step toward CWA-specific priorities, such as the Fios Buildout, Safe Staffing, and the Call Center Jobs bills.
At the end of the day, CWA stands with those who stand with us, regardless of Party Affiliation, because Solidarity is our strength - We Rise Together, We Fight Together, We Win Together.