Union Matters


NLRB to review case involving research and teaching assistants at Columbia

A case to be reviewed by the National Labor Relations Board could decide a group’s right to collectively bargain.

Minority workers sue Local 14 for racial discrimination

A union representing operating engineers is under fire for alleged racial discrimination.

Coal for Christmas

The idea of getting coal for Christmas has come to symbolize a bad joke about not really receiving anything. Yet for NYCHA residents, the inability to receive basic heat is no joke.

Whistleblower settles with NYPD after outing quota system

New York Police Department officer Craig Matthews said he felt the brunt of retaliation after telling his supervisors of a quota system in the Bronx’s 42nd Precinct.

Study: Imports from China by Walmart have killed jobs

A new report by a progressive nonprofit group suggests that imports from China by Walmart have eliminated or displaced hundreds of thousands of jobs.

32BJ supports mayor’s affordable housing plan

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan has a friend in 32BJ SEIU.

Why take risks with the safety of our school children?

In 1992, two teenagers were shot to death in the hallway of a Brooklyn high school a little over an hour before Mayor David N. Dinkins was to visit the school to give an inspirational speech.

SEIU endorses Hilary Clinton for president

We’re still 11 months away from the U.S. presidential election, but 32BJ SEIU has gotten ahead of the labor pack and endorsed Hilary Clinton for president.

Advocacy groups calls for equal pay for early childhood educators

Program directors and advocates from more than 100 education-based programs in the five boroughs want equal pay for early childhood educators now.

Airport workers hit the picket lines

A week before Thanksgiving, airport workers wanted to let companies know who hold the power.

Minimum wage: The double-edged sword of America’s workforce

Minimum wage started a debate among people who feel there is no equal accommodation for people in the minimum wage workforce.

Bronx Papa John’s franchisee convicted of wage theft

Abdul Jamil Khokhar and BMY Foods were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

Walmart workers to ‘Fast for $15’ on Black Friday

Walmart workers across the country plan on putting their money where their mouths are on Black Friday.

CUNY faculty let their voices be heard loud and clear

If last week taught the City University of New York anything, it’s that their faculty and staff are willing to be handcuffed for a new contract.