Union Matters


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.

Climate change: challenge and opportunity

Heavy rainfall and historic flooding in Louisiana last month took the lives of 13 residents and damaged 60,000 homes.

DC 37 announces endorsements for Primary Tuesday

With the New York Primaries one month away (Sept. 13), the largest public union in New York City announced some of its endorsements this week.

CUNY’s faculty and staff ratify contract

The Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents the City University of New York’s faculty and staff, ratified their new contract last week.

Unions and economists react to Trump’s economic speech

Republican Presidential Donald Trump gave a speech in Detroit that unveiled his economic policies if he is elected in November. But some people aren’t buying it.

32BJ announces endorsements for this year’s New York elections

While most of the nation is paying attention to the presidential election, 32BJ wanted New Yorkers to remember that the presidency isn’t the only office at stake.

Mulgrew worries about school suspensions in letter to Fariña

In a letter addressed to New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew expressed concern on the topic of suspending students under the age of eight from school.

Columbia grad students win pay increase

Unions, and workers in general, have made some gains over the past five years. Graduate student workers can be included on that list.

AFT endorses Hillary Clinton

Before this week’s coronation at the Democratic National Convention, the American Federation of Teachers jumped in front to endorse Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.

Economic inequality is making us sick

Economic inequality has an even higher cost than many people realize. Beyond lowering living standards for working Americans, a treasure trove of data compiled by the Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute reveals that a major consequence ...

Man sues NYPD for violating First Amendment rights

The New York Police Department is facing a lawsuit after they violated the First Amendment rights of Ruben An, an associate for the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, who recorded public police activity.

Unions representing health-care workers push for workplace safety policies

A group of labor unions representing health-care workers across the country want the federal government to ensure workplace safety for their constituents.

Health professionals vote to join the AFT

Health care workers in Montana, Connecticut and New Jersey recently voted to join the American Federation of Teachers.

DC37 endorses Jamaal Bailey for state senator

Last week, New York State Senate candidate Jamaal Bailey scored a major endorsement from the biggest public union in New York City.

Better tools, not obstacles, for middle-income workers

We don’t need to listen to pundits or polltakers to know times are tough for working people. Millions of full-time workers live in poverty.