Union Matters


Skip the greeting card—no presents needed: Labor Day, a holiday like no other whose importance lasts beyond a single day

It’s not so easy to find a holiday that crosses all religious, racial, ethnic and gender lines. Your political party, favorite color and years of education matter little too.

UAW workers strike from General Motors

The largest labor strike in over a decade began on Monday, Sept. 16. It involves America’s biggest carmaker.

NY wants ‘gig worker rights’ to travel east

California’s state government’s slated to pass a bill that would make workers of app-based companies like Uber and Lyft full employees of said companies.

Candis Tolliver named 32BJ’s new political director

Candis Tolliver has spent the past two years with 32BJ SEIU as a senior political director. For her work, the union is promoting her.

Unions denounce new labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia

President Donald Trump found another nominee for labor secretary that’s angered unions and labor activists.

Unions reflect on Labor Day, continue to mobilize

Labor unions celebrated Labor Day this week, but kept one eye toward the future of worker solidarity during conservative rollbacks of their gains.

NYSUT, others say ‘pump the brakes’ on state test bragging

New York City’s mayor and the schools chancellor touted the latest gains on the state English and math exams, but the state teachers’ union wants them to slow down.

Immigrant car workers file lawsuit against New Jersey car wash

Eight immigrant car wash workers in New Jersey are taking their boss to court.

NYSUT praises bill authorizing stop-arm cameras on school buses

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a key component of his “Justice Agenda” this week.

CWA President Emeritus Morton Bahr dead at 93

The second day of the biannual Communication Workers of America’s convention in Las Vegas last week brought some sad news.

Friends, colleagues and elected officials mourn Héctor Figueroa

Colleagues celebrated former 32BJ SEIU President Héctor Figueroa’s legacy at Riverside Church last week.

Kyle Bragg elected president of 32BJ SEIU

In the aftermath of Héctor Figueroa’s untimely death, 32BJ SEIU’s executive board had to elect a new president. They’ve found their man.

Cuomo officially signs bill giving farmworkers protections and right to organize

Farm workers in New York State now have the right they’ve clamored for.

AFT names Evelyn DeJesus VP of education

The American Federation of Teachers looked to New York to pick someone as a top official.

Remembering a 'champion': 32BJ SEIU president Hector Figueroa

32BJ SEIU president Hector Figueroa has died from a heart attack