Union Matters


NYSUT leader says mandating standardized testing ‘doesn’t make sense’

Officials at the New York State United Teachers’ union were perplexed and expressed disappointment with President Joe Biden’s education secretary.

1199 endorses Maya Wiley

New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley snatched a labor union endorsement.

Nation throws support behind Amazon workers’ organizing efforts

Organizers in Brooklyn took the energy of the South and brought it up north.

Mayoral candidate gets a string of endorsements

New York City mayoral candidate and current City Comptroller Scott Stringer received endorsements from union and workers’ rights organizations.

PSC-CUNY calls out chancellor for backing out of deal

The union representing City University of New York workers wants college officials to pay what they owe.

Alabama Amazon workers fight to join union

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama are looking to make history and organize against the online retail giant.

New leaderships comes to 32BJ

32BJ’s theme of 2020 was keeping what was theirs. Whether it involved the CARES Act, the HEROES act (both addressing some economic relief to workers hit financially by the COVID-19 pandemic), passing immigration reform, a $15 minimum wage and the ...

Workers sue over Trump’s last-minute discrimination rule

While Donald Trump might no longer be president of the United States, his impact on the LGBTQ+ community remains.

The deal is done: Hunts Point workers & market owners agree on a new contract

They’ve been essential to keeping the city going. Now, workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market feel essential.

Hunts Point produce workers go on union strike, denounce arrests

Workers at Hunts Point Produce Market want to be paid what they’re owed. And workers stopped operations to do it.

Labor Caucus celebrates arrival with kick-off event

Last week the co-chairs of the recently-formed Labor Caucus in the House of Representatives held a kick-off event led by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten.

Unions gear up for vaccinations

Many frontline workers are union members and the end of 2020/beginning of 2021 marks their turn in line for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Recent actions leave some questioning mayoral control of schools

With the muddled roll out, stop and start nature of the 2020-21 school year, some are beginning to question whether New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio should have control of the city’s schools.

Evangeline Byars wants to break up old boys club at TWU Local 100

“I’m not willing to give up,” Evangeline Byars told the AmNews during a phone conversation. “I move a little differently because I focus more on people who are actually able to do the job and are committed to putting workers ...

Housing Works employees join RWDSU

Housing Works employees gave themselves a late Christmas present last week.