Union Matters


32BJ members rip Rep. Dan Donovan over immigration

Members of 32BJ and immigration activists said Rep. Dan Donovan heard them but isn’t listening to them on immigration.

The power of hope

I recently attended a Teamsters conference. It was billed as “A Weekend With the Teamsters,” focused on education and reflection. It was held in Milwaukee, Wis.

Letter urges NEW not to honor Local 28’s Kevin Connors

A letter written by Martin Allen of People for Political and Economic Empowerment urged the Nontraditional Employment for Women not to honor Sheet Metal Workers Local 28 President Kevin Connors.

The extremists’ plot to bust unions

While the American public has focused on scandals swirling around the 45th president, the corporate and financial elite, through extremist organizations, have launched a nationwide campaign to cripple their primary opposition—unions, and particularly public unions.

AFT prez: ‘E4E survey validates our concerns’

A new survey from Educators for Excellence left American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten feeling vindicated.

Drivers call on Diaz to revise bill; fear it could cost jobs

In the ongoing battle of the so-called “war against professional drivers,” the Independent Drivers Guild is hitting City Hall hard with protests, rallies and ultimatums.

DC37, library officials and advocates to the city: Invest more in libraries!

Last Friday, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, along with library advocates, workers and presidents, gathered at City Hall to urge the city to better fund libraries.

32BJ endorses James for AG, Hochul for lieutenant governor

The union 32BJ has been busy fighting on the front lines of the labor movement and advocating on behalf of those union officials feel represent them in politics.

Campus workers organize as Janus decision nears

Graduate students on local college campuses continue to organize and fight for better wages and work conditions. In Washington, D.C., however, the U.S. Supreme Court is closer to making a decision that could affect union labor around the country.

32BJ announces endorsements and praises victorious NJ mayors

The union 32BJ SEIU has been busy this past month announcing endorsements and praising the victories of those they have endorsed.

Labor leaders, elected officials talk May Day in the Trump age

Labor leaders, elected officials talk May Day in the Trump age

Building workers rally for a new contract, reach new deal

Earlier this month, more than 15,000 of New York’s doormen, superintendents, handymen and women, porters, concierges, resident managers and their advocates rallied on Park Avenue for a fair contract.

Union leaders, activists applaud push to eliminate commercial bail bonds in NY

The United States and the Philippines are the only places that allow commercial bail bonds in criminal cases.

TWU Local 100 calls out de Blasio for funeral no-show

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in hot water with Transit Workers Union Local 100 after not attending the funerals of two of their fallen: St. Clair Richards-Stephens and Stephen Livecchi.

Labor leaders and politicians blast Trump over census question

Labor leaders and politicians blast Trump over census question