Union Matters


32BJ praised Cuomo’s executive order on immigrants

An executive order by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo will prevent state agencies from asking about a person’s immigration status outside of certain conditions.

The Independent Drivers Guild asks TLC to help craft more humane accessibility measure

The Independent Drivers Guild announced Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2017, its opposition to the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s proposed accessibility rule, which it estimates will cost New York City’s working drivers more than $125 million in the first year alone.

Target raises minimum wage to $11 an hour, $15 by 2020

Target is giving its workers a raise.

Columbia grad workers testify before elected officials

This Wednesday, research and teaching assistants from various departments across Columbia University testified in front of a panel of elected officials at the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

Unions set up funds, volunteer to help members affected by Irma and Harvey

With Hurricanes Irma and Harvey wreaking havoc in the America’s south and southeast regions, unions have come to the forefront to contribute to the effort in their own ways.

Study: More than 50 percent of home care workers are on public assistance

A new study by a national research and consulting organization showed that more than half of home health care workers rely on public assistance to supplement income.

Toward a people’s agenda

As Congress returns to work after its annual August recess, we need to step up our resistance efforts. On Congress’ agenda are a number of packages that will affect us all.

Fund the MTA’s Action Plan

NYC Transit workers know the subway system inside and out. We know it better than anyone else.

Union leaders bash Trump for DACA decision

Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump would begin the phase-out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Union leaders talk Labor Day

President Donald Trump’s presence has heightened the ongoing war between the workforce and the corporations who employ them. Several union leaders addressed the legacy of Labor Day and the battle for workers’ rights.

Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize Amazon’s growth

Taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing the growth of Amazon, the world’s largest internet-based retailer. Our public policy shouldn’t bend toward giving handouts to a company that had a revenue of almost $136 billion last year, and whose CEO, Jeff Bezos, has ...

Labor Day—A day like none other

For many, Labor Day is just a sad reminder of the end of summer and the beginning of school. It’s usually the time to get in that last trip to the beach, the last barbecue and the last chance to ...

Unions come down on Trump’s pardon of Arpaio

President Donald Trump continued his trend of ignoring the rule of law by pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio Friday.

Activists, officials come down on Illinois Governor over wage veto

Last week, Illinois State Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would’ve increased his state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

32BJ denounces Astorino’s veto of immigration bill

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino rejected a bill that would’ve protected undocumented immigrants in his area.