Union Matters


32BJ leaders blasts courts for killing TPS

A federal court of appeals sided with President Donald Trump’s administration clearing the way for deporting more immigrants.

AFL-CIO form race, social and economic justice partnership with Poor People’s Campaign

A labor union and social justice organization announced a multi-point agenda to tackle racial, social and economic justice.

Double shot: UFT’s concerned about ventilation, NYSUT attacks budget cuts

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration released the school building ventilation reports.

Union leaders reflect on Labor Day

They’re dodging arrows in every direction, but labor unions celebrated themselves on Labor Day.

Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice

Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Union gets out the vote, reminds Americans what’s at stake

Officials at the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) are sparing no expense to get out the vote for the 2020 presidential election.

Proposed bill would mandate and enforce safety standards for those on the job

One legislator wants to make sure that all workers are protected properly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UFT & elected officials to de Blasio: Not good enough

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has added another element to his COVID-19 school plan: outdoor classes.

Biden’s new running mate earns approval from labor unions

Last week, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden announced that U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris would be his running mate for the presidency in 2020.

Unions praise Biden’s pick of Harris for VP

Unions stepped up to congratulate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for his pick for a running mate.

Housing works: let them vote!

Housing Works––which provides housing, healthcare, job training, legal assistance, and other supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS––has spent the year disrespecting its workers and doing everything it can to deny their right to unionize

NYSUT poll: Teachers want health/safety as only factor for reopening schools

A recent poll by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) revealed that local educators feel the same as educators around America.

WE GET UP: City workers staying strong

At a time of unimaginable grief, when a sudden, highly contagious virus rocked the entire world—and our own personal, little world—city workers, including members of my union, Local 237, didn’t give up, they got up and went to work.

A bill could give city homeless shelter security officers better benefits/wages

New York City Council Members Diana Ayala and Francisco Moya have introduced legislation that would provide city homeless shelter security officers with more training and better wages and benefits for security officers working at privately-run shelters under contract with City ...

A broken-down USPS could decide America’s fate

On Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill to manufacture and distribute personal protective equipment to all Americans.