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Horse Carriage workers rally against de Blasio legislation

This past month has seen horse carriage workers and their supporters go on the offensive after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced legislation to eliminate their profession.

UFT and Cuomo at odds over teacher evaluations

New York State Gov. Cuomo has decided to renege on an agreement to prevent student test scores from dragging down teacher ratings during the evaluation process. He said he won’t shield teachers from the consequences of a controversial rollout of ...

Construction workers rally against dangerous working conditions

Up to 1,000 construction workers dealt with the bitter cold to protest working conditions at JDS Development Group’s project on West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

Fast-food workers continue ‘Fight for $15’ joined by dollar store workers

After snatching up support from airport workers, fast-food employees fighting for a living wage have gathered support from workers in another industry.

Unions and Eric Garner: Both sides of the fence

When the news of NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo’s non-indictment in the chokehold death of Eric Garner broke, it sent shockwaves around the country for a variety of reasons, with union leaders among the many voices poking through the noise.

Airport workers join fast-food and home-care workers in fight for $15/hour wage

You can add airport workers to the list of service employees fighting for a “living wage.”

Protests dominate Black Friday across the country

In a move that didn’t surprise many, workers and activists around the country used the biggest shopping day of the year to voice their concerns about labor and fair wages.

City announces contract agreement between school custodians and public school cleaners and handypersons

School custodians and public school cleaners and handypersons have a new agreement, according to the mayor’s office.

New report suggests wage theft of airport worker salaries

Airport workers in New York have been fighting for better benefits and a living wage for several years.

Good government is based on cooperation

Just hours after the recent midterm elections, talk of impeachment was already on the lips of pundits, and polarization....

WTC window washers glad to have feet on the ground

When Juan Lopez and Juan Lizama went to wash windows on the new One World Trade Center last Wednesday, neither of them thought the day would end with them on local and national news.

McDonald’s workers’ global tour begins

McDonald’s workers from major cities in the United States have begun their eight-country, three-continent tour in support of the global labor movement.

The labor movement and the 2014 elections

The results of this year’s elections throughout the country were not what we in the labor movement had hoped for.

The Cablevision ship of fools

Since the overwhelmingly Black workforce in Brooklyn chose to become the first workers in the company to join a union nearly three years ago, Cablevision has refused to offer them a fair contract, has run an aggressive, illegal anti-union campaign ...

Police union denied appeal on stop-and-frisk case

Police reform advocates, community activists and the Bill de Blasio administration heard some good news on Halloween, when a federal appeals court refused to allow New York City police unions to intervene in the city’s stop-and-frisk settlement.