Union Matters


Hempstead’s Black residents want construction company to know that ‘Black Jobs Matter’

A construction company denied Hempstead’s Black residents jobs.

Racial and economic justice forever intertwined

In America—and indeed the entire world—an unprecedented and long overdue conversation on racial justice is happening.

AFT expands efforts to help Black Lives Matter movement

Another union has made a commitment to assist with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Teachers around the city brace for layoffs and pay cuts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has gone the way of Michael Bloomberg by threatening layoffs of city employees, which is leaving workers on edge.

Scott Stringer, city council members and essential workers take a knee honoring janitors & BLM

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, New York City Council Members Keith Powell and essential workers recently honored Janitors for Justice and the Black Lives Matter movement with a gesture of solidarity.

SEIU announces support for Black Lives Matter, justice for holding police accountable

SEIU has thrown their support behind the Black Lives Matter movement. The union passed a resolution demanding an end to the “War on Black People.”

AFT launches ad campaign urging the U.S. Senate to pass the HEROES Act

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) want Congress to pass the HEROES Act and are using the television airwaves to be heard.

Pittsburgh paper retaliates against Black writer

No one told management at the Pittsburg Post-Gazette about “freedom of the press.”

Labor leaders to police: end police brutality!

Labor leaders want the police to keep those names in mind on a regular basis. They’ve called on the police, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea to end ...

Union and community leaders call for the protection of Black lives in the workplace

As concerns are raised about the Black lives lost to the police, essential workers and community advocates are also raising concerns about the continued inadequate protection of frontline workers

IWW calls on AFL-CIO to drop police unions

Criticism of police unions have gotten louder and louder. This week, some of those criticisms have come from other unions.

Unions respond/react to protests

Protests over police brutality rocked the country this past week and labor unions weren’t exempt.

RNs at HCA hospitals plan to protest over layoffs and pay cuts

Registered nurses at 15 HCA hospitals in six states will raise their voices in unison against their employer’s latest actions.

The new reality of reopening retail stores

As the Empire State takes its first tentative steps toward reopening the economy, nothing is more important than ensuring we do it the right way.

MTA, TWU and others want DC to fund mass transit in relief package

Transit agencies around the country, along with several unions, hope new transit funding lessens their burden during the COVID-19 pandemic.