Union Matters


LIUNA Local 78 endorses Adriano Espaillat for Congress, TWU endorses Sanders for president

At a rally in Washington Heights this past Saturday, LIUNA Local 78 endorsed New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat for a seat in the 13th Congressional District.

CUNY’s faculty and staff announce strike authorization vote

The City University of New York’s faculty and staff have worked without a contract for five years and without a raise for six years.

State attorney general reaches deal with contractor over underpaid labor

A contractor who constructed affordable housing units, caught underpaying labor, has agreed to back payments and penalties.

New East New York housing will be more affordable

According to an analysis by District Council 37, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for affordable housing in East New York means new apartments will be less expensive than apartments currently for rent in the neighborhood.

We celebrate historic minimum wage increase

Last week, the New York State Legislature reached a historic budget agreement that puts the state on a path to a $15 minimum wage. The legislation ensures that millions of low-paid, hard-working New Yorkers will receive much-needed wage increases.

Unions, activists praise minimum wage passing in several states

It has been nothing but victories for the Fight for $15 movement, recently.

Cuomo’s budget draws mostly cheers

For all of the criticism of the negotiating process, for all of the back and forth of the so-called dog and pony show, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislators in Albany agreed to and signed off on ...

Chicago fast-food workers strike with Chicago Teachers Union

To show solidarity with Chicago teachers, fast-food workers in that city will go on strike April 1.

NACC holds Diversity Procurement Conference

The New American Chamber of Commerce held its annual Diversity Procurement Conference last week.

AFL-CIO claims labor victory in DOL’s ‘persuader’ rule

Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final ruling that would force employers to disclose the outside consultants they hire to try and bust unions and stop workers from organizing.

Newark Airport workers, elected officials and clergymen: ‘Safe working conditions now!’

A group composed of elected officials, PrimeFlight Newark airport workers and other supporters took to PrimeFlight’s offices to call for better working conditions for its employees.

New York’s workers deserve dignity and an immediate raise

There is dignity in all honest work and all workers deserve to be treated with respect.

Workers bring Fight for $15 to Albany again

This Tuesday, thousands of low-wage workers, advocates, union leaders and elected officials took to the state capital to rally for a $15 minimum wage for all employees.

CUNY supporters continue to push Cuomo on funding

Last week, almost two dozen organizations (from unions to activists to advocates) gathered outside of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s midtown office to call for more public investment in the City University of New York.

CTU backs off April 1 strike threat

Chicago teachers claim a small victory as public school officials backed off a proposal that might have led to a strike.