Union Matters


Airport workers: we need affordable healthcare for Thanksgiving

Frontline airport workers and elected officials took to LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 17, pushing for New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do right by them.

Report: Essential workers struggle while billionaires gain in wealth

Essential workers, those who clean, work in public transportation, deliver the mail, etc., have been lauded and celebrated the past year while working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Labor sees bright future with Biden…with a few caveats

Labor unions around the country saw some light amid the darkness when President-Elect Joe Biden beat current President Donald Trump in the election.

Labor strikes back: Officials push back against the Trump election narrative

The 2020 presidential election will have a profound effect on the direction of the country. Unions could feel the brunt of its results for a decade.

32BJ ramps up its get out the vote campaign

With just a few days until the election, members of 32BJ up and down the east coast are getting out the vote for Joe Biden.

ALIGN unveils plan that would provide 100,000 climate jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about the term “frontline workers.” A new report by ALIGN NY unveiled a plan to create climate jobs for said frontline workers, who tend to be people of color.

Public Advocate office members unionize

Unions have endorsed New York Public Advocate Jumaane Williams during election campaigns.

Voter registration coincidences emphasize the importance of voting

Two states’ registration websites shutting down on the last day of registration. Long lines for early voting.

AFL-CIO report points to worker neglect from DC

The AFL-CIO released a report this week chronicling how much they think workers have suffered under President Donald Trump.

Workers need protection and relief as pandemic rages

With the White House a bona fide coronavirus hot spot, and case numbers rising in dozens of states, one thing is abundantly clear—we are still in the midst of the pandemic, and experts say we may well be entering into ...

Seasons change. The crisis remains.

though the season may have changed, the horrors and hardships of the pandemic crisis have not. Its brutality continues to cost lives and livelihoods

HCCS teachers avoid strike after inspection clears building

Hunter College Campus Schools (HCCS) teachers are ready to go back to school.

Labor sounds off on Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

The grand jury ruling on the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor upset many. It was not different with union leaders.

Labor unions mourn RBG’s death

Liberals and progressives were taken aback when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.

SEIU 32BJ look to maximize voter turnout for Biden

If anything, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden wanted to make sure the East Coast of America knew he wanted their vote. One labor union wanted to assist him in that journey.