Union Matters


Hunts Point produce workers go on union strike, denounce arrests

Workers at Hunts Point Produce Market want to be paid what they’re owed. And workers stopped operations to do it.

Labor Caucus celebrates arrival with kick-off event

Last week the co-chairs of the recently-formed Labor Caucus in the House of Representatives held a kick-off event led by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten.

Unions gear up for vaccinations

Many frontline workers are union members and the end of 2020/beginning of 2021 marks their turn in line for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Recent actions leave some questioning mayoral control of schools

With the muddled roll out, stop and start nature of the 2020-21 school year, some are beginning to question whether New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio should have control of the city’s schools.

Evangeline Byars wants to break up old boys club at TWU Local 100

“I’m not willing to give up,” Evangeline Byars told the AmNews during a phone conversation. “I move a little differently because I focus more on people who are actually able to do the job and are committed to putting workers ...

Housing Works employees join RWDSU

Housing Works employees gave themselves a late Christmas present last week.

32BJ praise DACA reinstatement

32BJ SEIU, advocates and elected officials celebrated a major victory this month.

Unions seek outside COVID relief and look within

Labor unions are looking to fend for themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean they want help.

As long as we have wee

In 1974, during the Watergate scandal, renowned children’s book writer Dr. Seuss sent a copy of his book, “Marvin K. Mooney” to newspaper columnist Art Buchwald, in which “Marvin K. Mooney” had been crossed out and replaced with “Richard M. ...

Soccer players union aligns itself with CWA

A union representing players in the United Soccer League’s Championship and League One looked for a partner to help boost itself.

Workers want to #MakeAmazonPay

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed but Amazon workers want their fair share.

What does a Senate supermajority mean for labor?

Weeks after Election Day, Senate Democrats have sealed up a 42 to 21 supermajority for the liberal wing of the State Senate.

Respect Our Supermarket and Retail Workers This Holiday Season

Even in the best of times, the holiday season is very stressful for workers at retail stores and supermarkets.

ACLU files suit against meatpacking plant over COVID-19 conditions

Three meatpacking plant workers in Nebraska filed a federal lawsuit this week calling out their employer for working under horrid conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Union leaders honor former Mayor David Dinkins after his death

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins passed away this Tuesday at the age of 93.