Union Matters


Bronx Papa John’s franchisee convicted of wage theft

Abdul Jamil Khokhar and BMY Foods were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

Walmart workers to ‘Fast for $15’ on Black Friday

Walmart workers across the country plan on putting their money where their mouths are on Black Friday.

CUNY faculty let their voices be heard loud and clear

If last week taught the City University of New York anything, it’s that their faculty and staff are willing to be handcuffed for a new contract.

B&H workers vote to unionize

B&H Photo warehouse employees scored a major victory last week after voting to join a union.

TWU members want to end MTA deal with GCS

Transit Workers Union Local 100 members are tired of the conditions at an Access-A-Ride call center in Queens and want the Metropolitan Transit Authority to end its relationship with the contractor—and they have an MTA board member ready to support ...

B&H employees go back to work but will continue fight

Workers at B&H Photo in Manhattan are pushing for unionization and better wages and fighting with their employer in the process.

Car wash owners file suit; car wash workers cry foul

Car wash owners want to take a closer look at a new law that helps car wash workers and no one is happy.

CUNY faculty, staff plan strike authorization vote

The Professional Staff Congress will vote on whether they should go on strike after working without a contract or new raises.

Educational advocates, activists target Moskowitz

Educational activists and unions had a week filled with retorts to Success Charter School Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz.

Fight for $15 makes its way to White House

After getting started by a group of fast-food workers in New York City, the Fight for $15 movement has already reached the rest of America and the globe.

New York, Boston airport workers fight for wages, better conditions

In New York, airport workers want the $15 minimum wage as soon as possible.

Following NY’s lead, other cities convene wage boards

New Yorkers led the way and now the rest of the country is following suit.

Two New Yorkers weld new path with steam fitting apprenticeship

Many people dream of changing careers and finding something with more purpose.

Regents passes new evaluations, but with a caveat

The United Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers pushed hard for what they felt were “fairer” evaluations.

Unions, activists react to mayor’s education speech

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a new education agenda at a speech in the Bronx last week.