Union Matters


UAW criticizes GM for layoffs

President Donald Trump said those jobs were coming back. General Motors just let its workers know that they aren’t. This week, the motor vehicle manufacturer announced its plans to lay off 15 percent of its salaried workforce (up to 14,000 ...

AFT president fires back at education department over Title IX changes

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten blasted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for proposed changes to Title IX.

Cuomo fends off Amazon criticism

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo found himself on the defensive after announcing Amazon’s arrival to Long Island City.

Fast food workers achieve ‘scheduling’ victory

Thanksgiving came early for fast food workers, courtesy of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Amazon doesn’t need or deserve taxpayer money

There are reports that Amazon has chosen to build a new HQ in New York, and that news was coupled with reports that New York State has put together a “strong incentive package” to help lure the e-commerce behemoth to ...

DC37 and CUNY announce tentative labor pact

New York City’s largest union of municipal employees and the City University of New York have agreed to a tentative deal resulting in wage raises.

Phase-in of New York and New Jersey airport workers begins

It’s a new day for New York and New Jersey airport workers, who begin the road to a higher minimum wage this month.

JFK security officers announce a strike

A group of security officers at John F. Kennedy Airport announced a strike to begin Thursday afternoon. The security officers, who work for Global Elite doing aircraft and ramp search and checkpoint monitoring at JFK, announced plans for a strike ...

Remember Selma

Nov. 6 we will have an opportunity to voice our opinion about our nation’s direction. We dare not squander that opportunity; far too much is at stake.

Teamsters and activists call out pregnancy discrimination at XPO logistics

A $12 billion company that works with retailers such as Disney and Verizon landed in hot water and the Teamsters have taken them to task.

Your vote...voices of wisdom

Your vote…voices of wisdom British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once declared, “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms.” Our democracy can be and has been disappointing to some, but ...

UFT reaches preliminary agreement with the city

The United Federation of Teachers agreed to a new contract with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this month. The UFT’s new contract takes them through the year 2021. The UFT represents more than 129,000 workers (36 percent of ...

Columbia University postdocs vote to unionize with UAW

If Columbia University’s administration would not listen to graduate workers, maybe they will listen to postdoctoral researchers. This month, the Columbia’s postdocs voted to unionize with the United Auto Workers with 68 percent voting in favor. Now, the 2,000 postdocs ...

Amazon needs to improve much more than just wages

Amazon generated some positive headlines for itself recently by announcing a wage hike to $15 per hour for all of its hourly employees. There are many questions, however, about changes to the company’s bonus and stock grant programs that accompanied ...

Terminal One Group welcomes Port Authority JFK redevelopment ambitious vision plan

The Terminal One Team, comprising Terminal One Group Association and its world-class team of operating and financial partners, today welcomed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s decision to move forward with the redevelopment and expansion of John ...