Union Matters


32BJ, Working Families Alliance blast ‘sanctuary’ ad by Republican NJ gubernatorial candidate

Being down double digits in the polls and being beaten in fundraising has made New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno channel her inner Donald Trump.

32BJ pres slams Trump for threatening feds removal from PR

President Donald Trump used Twitter again to direct his ire toward an island suffering post-hurricane devastation.

Proposed workers’ comp changes would hurt workers

For more than 100 years, our workers’ compensation system has protected workers injured on the job by providing immediate wage replacement and medical benefits without the need for a costly lawsuit.

Hector Figueroa: Trump’s immigration demands are ‘devil’s bargain’

Sunday, President Donald Trump released a 70-point list of immigration demands that have drawn the ire of Democratic politicians and one labor leader.

32BJ praised Cuomo’s executive order on immigrants

An executive order by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo will prevent state agencies from asking about a person’s immigration status outside of certain conditions.

The Independent Drivers Guild asks TLC to help craft more humane accessibility measure

The Independent Drivers Guild announced Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2017, its opposition to the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s proposed accessibility rule, which it estimates will cost New York City’s working drivers more than $125 million in the first year alone.

Target raises minimum wage to $11 an hour, $15 by 2020

Target is giving its workers a raise.

Columbia grad workers testify before elected officials

This Wednesday, research and teaching assistants from various departments across Columbia University testified in front of a panel of elected officials at the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

Unions set up funds, volunteer to help members affected by Irma and Harvey

With Hurricanes Irma and Harvey wreaking havoc in the America’s south and southeast regions, unions have come to the forefront to contribute to the effort in their own ways.

Study: More than 50 percent of home care workers are on public assistance

A new study by a national research and consulting organization showed that more than half of home health care workers rely on public assistance to supplement income.

Toward a people’s agenda

As Congress returns to work after its annual August recess, we need to step up our resistance efforts. On Congress’ agenda are a number of packages that will affect us all.

Fund the MTA’s Action Plan

NYC Transit workers know the subway system inside and out. We know it better than anyone else.

Union leaders bash Trump for DACA decision

Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump would begin the phase-out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Union leaders talk Labor Day

President Donald Trump’s presence has heightened the ongoing war between the workforce and the corporations who employ them. Several union leaders addressed the legacy of Labor Day and the battle for workers’ rights.

Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize Amazon’s growth

Taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing the growth of Amazon, the world’s largest internet-based retailer. Our public policy shouldn’t bend toward giving handouts to a company that had a revenue of almost $136 billion last year, and whose CEO, Jeff Bezos, has ...