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AFT thanks Trump for apprenticeship programs…with a caveat

Last week in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would allow industries to create more apprenticeship programs.

TWU verbally spars with WFP over progressive direction

For some, infighting for the direction of progressive politics has devolved into a purity contest.

Buy Black East New York

Buy Black! This phrase can either enlighten or tighten the attention of the listener.

De Blasio’s education investments meet UFT’s approval

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council reached a handshake deal on a $85.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 that includes several investments in education and in young New Yorkers.

Cuomo: NY health care stays intact regardless of Trump; 1199SEIU approves

Gearing up for a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to shore up health care for his constituents.

NYC sends a message by banning on-call scheduling

Working in retail in New York City can be a tough way to make a living.

DC37, libraries workers and advocates to de Blasio: Keep investing in libraries

On a hot and muggy Friday morning at City Hall, libraries workers, advocates and members of the union DC37 called on the de Blasio administration to keep investing in libraries.

De Blasio signs Fair Workweek legislation

Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that would help fast-food workers around the five boroughs.

It's been 10 years since Congress raised the minimum wage

Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage in 10 years. Democrats on Capitol Hill decided to mark the occasion by introducing a bill that probably won't pass.

32BJ advocates for TPS extension for Haitians and STAFER Act in NJ

Fighting nationally and locally, 32BJ President Hector Figueroa spoke out on behalf of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians and for new legislation in New Jersey that would increase wages for airport workers.

AT&T worker strikes spread across the country

Hoping for a better contract, AT&T workers used this past weekend to show why they matter.

Mayor de Blasio announces new protections for freelancers

Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced one of the first documented protections for freelance workers.

32BJ supports fast food workers petition, announces candidate endorsements

Monday, 32BJ joined fast food workers at City Hall to deliver 3,000 messages to the New York City Council calling on council members to pass a law enabling industry workers to fund their own nonprofit organization with paycheck deductions.

NYSUT endorses Brian Benjamin for Senate

The New York State United Teachers announced this week that they have endorsed Brian Benjamin for New York State Senate in the 30th District.

AQE: Cuomo isn’t a champion of public education

Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a news conference at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Long Island City touting his new education budget.

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