Unions participated in this year's Labor Day Parade on 5th Avenue in Manhatten.
There is dignity in all honest work and all workers deserve to be treated with respect.
Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Grocery Worker Retention Act into law.
Nicole Brown, a 32-year-old single mother working in retail, shared her story at a press conference in Albany, N.Y., this month.
Working in the retail industry, any time of year can be a challenge.
New York’s low-wage workers are facing another difficult holiday season. They know it will be a struggle to just pay the bills and put food on the table, before even considering what it will take to buy gifts for their ...
New York City’s new Car Wash Accountability Act, designed to regulate an industry that has long operated without any oversight and which has a disgraceful history of worker exploitation, is under attack.
If $8.75 isn’t enough for fast-food workers, it isn’t enough for retail workers or any of the other hardworking New Yorkers who still find themselves in poverty.
We are pleased that a state wage board has been called by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to examine the impact of low pay in the fast-food industry.
The results of this year’s elections throughout the country were not what we in the labor movement had hoped for.
The expansion of the U.S. prison system—driven by privatization that has turned imprisonment into a profit center for corporate America—has taken a toll on our neighborhoods. Our justice system disproportionately targets communities of color, sending far too many young people ...
When President Barack Obama visited a Wal-Mart store in California recently to praise the company’s allegedly progressive environmental philosophy, he couldn’t have picked a worse example of a good global neighbor.
“Economic inequality is the defining challenge of our time,” President Barack Obama declared late last year.
In April, hundreds of car wash workers and community and worker activists joined together at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College in Manhattan for the second annual Car Wash Workers Assembly.
We applaud and support efforts to raise the minimum wage in New York and elsewhere.