The labor movement lives

The labor movement lives

Centrality of Poor People’s Campaign

April 4 marked one of the darkest days in U.S. history: the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout his activist years, Dr. King endured many death threats, but in the last years ...

Toward a more perfect union

Each February we celebrate our achievements and take stock of the progress we’ve made on our long march to freedom.

Advancing Dr. King’s legacy

This month we celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth.

The great tax scam

Early Dec. 2, under the cover of darkness, the Republican-led Senate passed—strictly along party lines—a tax overhaul bill that could represent the greatest transfer of wealth in our history from working people and the poor to the nation’s biggest corporations ...

The fight for the ballot

One year after the national Election Day catastrophe, political pundits and the mainstream media continue to dissect the results.

A needless constitutional convention

Every 20 years, the people of New York State are asked via statewide ballot to vote on whether to call a convention to revise our state’s constitution. A constitutional convention sounds fine in theory.

Toward a people’s agenda

As Congress returns to work after its annual August recess, we need to step up our resistance efforts. On Congress’ agenda are a number of packages that will affect us all.

Remembering the 1963 March on Washington

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, let us remember...

Medicare for all

Recently we joined our friends and allies in cheering the defeat of Senate bills to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and deny health care to millions of Americans.

Cuomo: NY health care stays intact regardless of Trump; 1199SEIU approves

Gearing up for a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to shore up health care for his constituents.

Women and mothers lead the resistance

Each year we set aside the second Sunday in May to celebrate and honor our mothers.

1199SEIU endorses Brian Benjamin for State Senate

Looking to fill the seat once occupied by Bill Perkins, Brian Benjamin received an important union endorsement.

We’ll march for climate jobs and justice

Among the Washington administration’s latest attempts to turn back the clock is its senseless assault on environmental regulations.

Women are on the front lines

Each March we pay tribute to the generations of women who have made incalculable contributions to our nation, and we recommit ourselves to the ongoing struggle for women’s equality.