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Advocates demand Labor Department allow workers to keep their tips

A new proposal by President Donald Trump’s administration would allow employers to have access to their workers’ pooled tips.

UFT members at Visiting Nurse Service approve new contract

In the age of Donald Trump, unions should celebrate every victory big and small. United Federation of Teachers members at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York have a reason to celebrate.

NYSUT: DiNapoli’s report shows need to fully fund public schools

According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, 26 school districts in the state are in need of financial assistance.

Unions and activists set Working People’s Day of Action

The day honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has passed, but unions and activists will continue to honor him in February.

Survey shows pressure teachers face to change grades and attendance

A survey by a teachers’ union and an organization devoted to empowering teachers concludes that teachers are pressured by administrators to make their schools look good.

NYSUT: DiNapoli’s report shows need to fully fund public schools

According to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, 26 school districts in the state are in need of financial assistance.

Schneiderman takes car wash to court over wage theft

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking the owners of a Brooklyn-based car wash to court over accusations of wage theft.

Department of Labor report shows union growth in New York

report from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that union membership grew in New York and that New York remains one of the biggest pro-union states in the country.

Unions, activists to post-shutdown government: You’re on notice

Monday, the U.S. Senate voted on a deal to end the government shutdown.

TWU workers to American Airlines: Don’t use MLK Day as bargaining chip

The Transit Workers Union wants a better contract and it doesn’t want Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. injected into it.

Airport workers take to Newark Airport to call for good jobs

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 600 airport workers took to Newark Airport to call for good jobs and a living wage.

NLRB certifies Columbia graduate workers union

Before 2018 came around, the National Labor Relations Board offered Columbia University graduate workers a Christmas present.

NY AFL-CIO president applauds Cuomo’s anti-sexual harassment proposal

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo started off the new year with a proposal to crack down on sexual harassment.

Labor leaders talk 2017, Trump and the future

The year 2017 was a tough year for labor unions and union advocates, but those on the front lines championed accomplishments despite what the year offered them.

32BJ and others back mayor’s online voter registration plan

New legislation signed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio would make voter registration for New Yorkers easier.

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