Union Matters


Union leaders call Senate tax bill ‘robbery’

When the U.S. Senate passed their tax bill in the dead of night, it didn’t surprise anyone that labor leaders weighed in.

Courtlandt Corners workers strike in the Bronx

Workers at an affordable housing development in the Bronx went on strike after management threatened them with retaliation for organizing.

The great tax scam

Early Dec. 2, under the cover of darkness, the Republican-led Senate passed—strictly along party lines—a tax overhaul bill that could represent the greatest transfer of wealth in our history from working people and the poor to the nation’s biggest corporations ...

Skyhorse employees look to the NLRB to help unionize

Employees at an independently owned, Manhattan-based publisher have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to request an election to vote for unionization.

CUNY’s faculty union tells trustees ‘ensure student success’ by offering faculty a better contract

In a letter to the City University of New York’s Board of Trustees, the head of CUNY’s faculty union said if they want the best education for its students they need to offer competitive wages to faculty.

Airport workers take to PANYNJ meeting to demand higher wages

New Jersey airport workers’ ongoing battle for increased wages continued at a recent meeting.

EMS unions claim discrimination, demand city hand over payroll records

“Ever since the EMS became part of the fire department in 1996, the bureau hasn’t been recognized as the uniform service it is,” said Yetta Kurland of The Kurland Group and attorney for Locals 2507 and 3621 to the AmNews.

Incoming New Jersey governor calls for $15 minimum wage

New Jersey will move toward a $15 minimum wage next year, Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy pledged on Monday alongside fellow Democrats who control the Legislature.

Black IBEW Local 3 workers fighting job discrimination

William Hargraves III’s been an electrician for 37 years. As a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, he’s seen it all on the job. But one thing has remained consistent: “The racist conditions that persist within our ...

Labor and activists celebrate pushback against constitutional convention

Last week, New York State voters roundly rejected a constitutional convention, fearing the deep pockets of big business influencing Albany more than ever.

No limit to Amazon’s greed

In September, Amazon announced it was looking for a city in North America to build its new headquarters in North America, and announced it was soliciting proposals from cities and regions throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Among Amazon’s announced ...

32BJ leader blasts Trump and GOP over lack of Dreamers deal

Dreamers looking for help from President Donald Trump’s administration have to keep waiting.

DNAInfo NY and Gothamist shut down; employees fight back

Local journalism was dealt another blow last week when DNAInfo and Gothamist were shut down by their billionaire owner.

The University of California is not enforcing its own wage policies

According to a recent report, the University of California has failed to enforce a minimum wage policy that garnered much praise a few years ago.

ROC United pushes for minimum wage on state and federal front

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, an organization that advocates for labor rights in the restaurant industry, keeps pushing for better wages for workers.