Union Matters


De Blasio announces deal with firefighters

After a lot of friction and back and forth, City Hall and the Uniformed Firefighters Association have finally reached a deal.

Building and Construction Trades members protest at Columbia University

The JDS Development got a rude awakening courtesy of Building and Construction Trades members.

Unions and ‘Black Lives Matter’

Ever since its inception, the “Black Lives Matter” movement has found itself intertwined with labor movements.

Union Matters

With more than 20 candidates running for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations, we health care workers—the largest single sector of the American workforce—are asking ourselves, who will speak for working people?

Fast-food workers speak on wage board ruling, others speak up

This week, New York’s wage board was expected to finalize a report recommending a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers.

Fifteen dollars per hour sets precedent

If $8.75 isn’t enough for fast-food workers, it isn’t enough for retail workers or any of the other hardworking New Yorkers who still find themselves in poverty.

32BJ to Port Authority: ‘Hurry up!’

While Aviation Safeguard workers achieved a victory last week, the rest of New York’s local airport workers were left dealing with broken promises.

New Deal for Airport Workers

Local airport workers were close to the breaking point Wednesday, but pulled themselves back with a new deal.

Uber: 1, City Hall: 0

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to end his crusade against Uber … for now.

State wage board votes in favor of increasing minimum wage for fast-food workers

More than 180,000 fast-food workers in the state are praising the the New York Wage Board after they unanimously vote to increase the minimum wage to $15.

Firefighters’ union announces lawsuit against Council speaker

New York City’s firefighters will have their voices heard one way or another.

Uber claims proposed legislation would destroy jobs

Officials from an oft-discussed car service say they want to stop city government from potentially killing jobs.

City to benefit from waste industry reforms

As the thermometer climbs this month, New Yorkers can expect a familiar and unwelcome odor: garbage.

Labor Department to change overtime rules

More people could be eligible for overtime pay if the White House has its way.

Supreme Court to revisit union fees fight

The U.S. Supreme Court said last week that they will revisit an issue many thought was no longer on the table.