Union Matters


LIU-Brooklyn faculty senate calls for president’s resignation

The lockout is over, but LIU-Brooklyn’s faculty senate isn’t done with LIU President Kimberly Cline.

UFT praises NAACP call for moratorium on charter school expansion

The NAACP wants to slow the expansion of charter schools until they can figure out what’s going on.

Tragedy, discussion and change with Rikers Island

New York City’s notorious correctional facility has been in the news a lot recently.

McDonald’s workers file EEOC complaints alleging sexual harassment

Women cooks and cashiers at McDonald’s around the country have had enough.

It’s GOTV time

Not in at least a half-century have we witnessed a national presidential election in which the candidates hold such vastly different views.

2016 Labor Awards ceremony held in Harlem

Movers and shakers from the city’s labor movement took center stage at the New York Amsterdam News’ “Tying Communities Together” 2016 Labor Awards held at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.

AFSCME names new chief of staff and general counsel

Earlier this month, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees welcomed both a new chief of staff and a new general counsel to the fold.

Fight for $15 rallies at presidential debate

Fast-food workers, labor activists and advocates waged a protest outside of the presidential debates at Hofstra University Monday.

Danny Glover and labor leaders highlight labor breakfast

The New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associated Networks are holding their sixth annual Labor Awards Breakfast Sept. 29 at Harlem’s Alhambra Ballroom.

LIU-Brooklyn faculty locked out by administration

Going into Wednesday, Long Island University-Brooklyn’s faculty and the administration were set to head back to the bargaining table for a new contract.

Nurses in PA vote to unionize

Registered nurses at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, Pa., continued their organizing ways last week when they voted to join a union.

PHOTOS: Unions celebrate Labor Day on 5th Avenue

Unions participated in this year's Labor Day Parade on 5th Avenue in Manhatten.

Union leaders and elected officials commemorate Labor Day

For some, Labor Day is a day to relax, barbecue and get ready for the school year. For others, it’s a reminder to acknowledge the sacrifices made by those who came before you in the name of better wages and ...

AFL-CIO talk importance of Black woman vote

Although often ignored by the mainstream media, the backbone of the Democratic Party is African-American women. This year, the election, like the previous two presidential elections, might be swayed by the number of Black women who turn out in key ...

Contractor settles with the NLRB

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board announced a settlement with an airline contractor who tried to scare workers who organized.