H&M workers push for a new contract

H&M employees want a new contract and they want it now.

ICE agents brandishing guns detain RWDSU members—Who is next?

For RWDSU members, the real-world effects of the Trump administration’s almost incomprehensibly cruel focus came into startling view June 20.

Equality at last for airport food service workers

Tens of thousands of workers at New York City’s airports have a reason to rejoice this spring

Holidays more stressful than ever for retail workers

Big crowds, irritable customers, busy days and the need for workers themselves to take care of their own holiday obligations can all weigh heavily on workers’ shoulders during the stressful holiday season.

No limit to Amazon’s greed

In September, Amazon announced it was looking for a city in North America to build its new headquarters in North America, and announced it was soliciting proposals from cities and regions throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Among Amazon’s announced ...

Proposed workers’ comp changes would hurt workers

For more than 100 years, our workers’ compensation system has protected workers injured on the job by providing immediate wage replacement and medical benefits without the need for a costly lawsuit.

Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize Amazon’s growth

Taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing the growth of Amazon, the world’s largest internet-based retailer. Our public policy shouldn’t bend toward giving handouts to a company that had a revenue of almost $136 billion last year, and whose CEO, Jeff Bezos, has ...

Spectrum strike affects us all

The strike by more than 1,800 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers against their employer, Spectrum-Time Warner Cable, isn’t just important to only the families of the cable technicians who are fighting back against corporate greed.

RWDSU praises Sheila Oliver as candidate for NJ lieutenant governor

Two presidents of locals RWDSU chapters in New Jersey heaped praised on gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s new running mate.

NYC sends a message by banning on-call scheduling

Working in retail in New York City can be a tough way to make a living.

Bloomingdale’s needs to recognize importance of workers 

Since 1937, the RWDSU has represented the employees at Bloomingdale’s flagship store on 59th Street. The store is a New York City institution and an internationally famous tourist destination.

Car wash workers deserve fair wages

“The boss claims that we make more tips than what we actually do. He has threatened to fire us if we don’t sign papers misstating what we earn. We need to stop all of the abuse and exploitation.”

For working people, progress and resistance

Workers at three Babeland stores in New York City—a mission-driven, queer-owned sex toy boutique—have made history by ratifying their first union contract after organizing with the RWDSU last year.

Presidents change, but our values should not

The president of the United States may have changed, but our values should not.

Reduced transit fare would help get low-wage workers moving

Working people in New York City face yet another MTA fare hike next year—and this time it could go up to $3 per ride.