Union Matters


AFT prez: ‘E4E survey validates our concerns’

A new survey from Educators for Excellence left American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten feeling vindicated.

Drivers call on Diaz to revise bill; fear it could cost jobs

In the ongoing battle of the so-called “war against professional drivers,” the Independent Drivers Guild is hitting City Hall hard with protests, rallies and ultimatums.

DC37, library officials and advocates to the city: Invest more in libraries!

Last Friday, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, along with library advocates, workers and presidents, gathered at City Hall to urge the city to better fund libraries.

32BJ endorses James for AG, Hochul for lieutenant governor

The union 32BJ has been busy fighting on the front lines of the labor movement and advocating on behalf of those union officials feel represent them in politics.

Campus workers organize as Janus decision nears

Graduate students on local college campuses continue to organize and fight for better wages and work conditions. In Washington, D.C., however, the U.S. Supreme Court is closer to making a decision that could affect union labor around the country.

32BJ announces endorsements and praises victorious NJ mayors

The union 32BJ SEIU has been busy this past month announcing endorsements and praising the victories of those they have endorsed.

Labor leaders, elected officials talk May Day in the Trump age

Labor leaders, elected officials talk May Day in the Trump age

Building workers rally for a new contract, reach new deal

Earlier this month, more than 15,000 of New York’s doormen, superintendents, handymen and women, porters, concierges, resident managers and their advocates rallied on Park Avenue for a fair contract.

Union leaders, activists applaud push to eliminate commercial bail bonds in NY

The United States and the Philippines are the only places that allow commercial bail bonds in criminal cases.

TWU Local 100 calls out de Blasio for funeral no-show

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in hot water with Transit Workers Union Local 100 after not attending the funerals of two of their fallen: St. Clair Richards-Stephens and Stephen Livecchi.

Labor leaders and politicians blast Trump over census question

Labor leaders and politicians blast Trump over census question

32BJ announces endorsements for special elections

32BJ announces endorsements for special elections

Port Authority’s wage resolution would increase salary to $19 an hour

This month, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey voted on a new wage resolution that would increase their workers’ base pay from minimum wage to $19 an hour by 2023. The raises would affect 40,000 workers in ...

CVS workers push for first union contract

CVS, workers, first, union contract, Tish James

Union leaders stand with state Democrats’ agenda, denounce Republicans’ rejection

New York State Senate Democrats hope to push some of their agenda through, but Republicans in Albany have blocked some of the issues they hold dear. Union leaders have now added their voice to the debate with hopes of pushing ...