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The City Council and Mayor de Blasio are very close to an agreement on the City budget. 

We wanted to let you know as soon as we could that CWA’s contacts are telling us that in this new budget deal, TRAFFIC WILL REMAIN PART OF THE NYPD. Our hard work is paying off:  our petitions, our phone calls, the articles we published, have convinced the Mayor and the Council that TRAFFIC SHOULD STAY IN THE NYPD. 

Make a Call to the City Council Today!

We believe in police reform. We believe that Black Lives Matter. But we do not accept moving Traffic out of the Police Department! 

Click here to read the letter from CWA to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

A message from CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor

CWA applauds Mayor deBlasio's proposal to ensure that the deaths of any city worker from Covid-19 be classified as "line of duty" deaths, entitling their survivors to death benefits and pensions.  We are 100% in support of this effort.  At a cost of roughly $15 million a year, the cost of providing these benefits is a very small price to pay for the sacrifices made by these brave city workers.

However, we know this will be a hard fight.  We will have to win passage of legislation in Albany to make this happen.  The city CANNOT do this on its own.

Dear Traffic Supervisors:

As you know, we have been fighting with the Police Department and the Mayor over your unfair and outrageous exclusion from the Partially Paid Child Care Leave program implemented by the city.

Attached please see the letter we wrote to Mayor deBlasio about this late last week.  As of today, we have not received an answer.