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WTC window washers glad to have feet on the ground

When Juan Lopez and Juan Lizama went to wash windows on the new One World Trade Center last Wednesday, neither of them thought the day would end with them on local and national news.

McDonald’s workers’ global tour begins

McDonald’s workers from major cities in the United States have begun their eight-country, three-continent tour in support of the global labor movement.

The labor movement and the 2014 elections

The results of this year’s elections throughout the country were not what we in the labor movement had hoped for.

The Cablevision ship of fools

Since the overwhelmingly Black workforce in Brooklyn chose to become the first workers in the company to join a union nearly three years ago, Cablevision has refused to offer them a fair contract, has run an aggressive, illegal anti-union campaign ...

Police union denied appeal on stop-and-frisk case

Police reform advocates, community activists and the Bill de Blasio administration heard some good news on Halloween, when a federal appeals court refused to allow New York City police unions to intervene in the city’s stop-and-frisk settlement.

Teachers take Time to task over cover

Time magazine has once again invoked the ire of teachers unions across the country.

Workers to Walmart: Commit to $15 minimum wage

Walmart workers from almost 1,700 locations in the nation have called for the company to make a public commitment and raise pay to $15 an hour.

Schneiderman sues Papa John’s for underpaying workers

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is hoping to deliver the goods on behalf of local Papa John’s employees.

Lillian Roberts to step down from DC 37

After 60 years of service to the labor movement and having served as president of the largest public union in New York City, District Council 37 President Lillian Roberts has announced her resignation.

Airport workers to address Ebola concerns

Thursday, workers from local airports will attend an awareness training session that will cover guidelines for cleaning airplane cabins, lavatories and areas that have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

De Blasio’s executive order increases, expands living wage

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order to increase and expand the living wage to benefit more New Yorkers.

Local officials and advocates take police union to task over stop-and-frisk case

Elected officials and advocates have a simple message for the police union: Stop with the nonsense.

Bronx unemployment rate dips to single digits

The only borough on the mainland has defended itself from criticism from Sen. Ted Cruz, and now the Bronx has some other good news to share.

Union leaders will be honored at fourth annual labor breakfast

Local and national labor leaders and union advocates will be honored yet again at the New York Amsterdam News’ fourth annual labor breakfast.

Bells Ring for School Safety Agents

It’s a new day for New York City’s 5,000 school safety agents. They will finally be receiving the wages we have fought for over the years and which they deserve.

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