Last week, the New York State Legislature reached a historic budget agreement that puts the state on a path to a $15 minimum wage. The legislation ensures that millions of low-paid, hard-working New Yorkers will receive much-needed wage increases.
During African-American History Month, we are reminded that the struggles and victories of people of African descent are central to our nation’s progress.
Endorsement season has picked up in the race for New York’s 13th Congressional District.
Jan. 18, millions around the world will observe the birthday of our beloved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As we approach year’s end, justice and equality advocates can point to important gains.
Nov. 10, thousands of 1199ers will take to the streets, as will thousands across the U.S., to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage.
I proudly took the stage at the Jacob Javits Center Sept. 10 with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Vice President Joseph Biden and other leaders to announce Cuomo’s “Campaign for Economic Justice,” which seeks to make New York the first ...
Saturday, Sept. 12, I will be marching shoulder to shoulder with union sisters and brothers in the New York City Labor Day Parade.
Home care workers in Massachusetts have reason to celebrate.
Economic inequality has already emerged as an issue in the 2016 elections.
Langston Hughes opens his powerful poem “Harlem” with the question, “What happens to a dream deferred?” He ends with another question, “Or does it explode?”
2015 presents daunting challenges for working people and progressives. Because last November’s elections saw the nation’s most conservative legislators capture the U.S. Senate and increase their hold on the House, the next Congress is expected to bring more obstruction and ...
The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. frequently reminded us that the destinies of all people are inextricable intertwined. None are free as long as others are oppressed.
As president of a health care workers union, my primary responsibility is to defend the interests of our members and their patients, families and communities
One month from now, our nation’s voters will head to the polls.