CWA, New York state legislators call for strong labor standards attached to publicly funded broadband projects

CWA Local 1118 joined NYS Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Nily Rozic on the steps of the New York Capitol in Albany to call for strong labor standards attached to any public funding for broadband deployment. Assemblymember Amy Paulin and representatives from AARP and Citizen Action NY also spoke about the need for quality broadband for all New Yorkers.

“We’ve seen directly the digital divide - how substandard broadband service impacts communities throughout New York State,” said Local 1118 President John Van Denburgh III. “Our workforce is the most highly competent, skilled workforce in the world to maintain and build these networks. We urge the Senate, we urge the Assembly to demand these standards in the new budget.”

Watch the press conference here.


Local 1118 President John Van Denburgh III speaking at the Broadband Press Conference in Albany

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Press conference for broadband legislation in New York (CWA, Apr. 4, 2022)