Union Matters


De Blasio, Williams rally for ‘paid time off’ legislation

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and activist Gloria Steinem rallied at City Hall in support of paid personal time legislation.

CUNY uses commencement to further message during contract negotiations

The union representing professors and academic staff at the City University of New York picked a new place to push for a new contract: student commencements.

NYTWA & elected officials call for taxi driver exemption from congestion pricing

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance has called for its constituents to be exempt from congestion pricing.

Union, NY Appellate Court: ‘Farmworkers have right to organize’

A New York State Supreme Court Appellate decision left farmworkers ready to work.

JFK airport workers protest paid sick leave violations

John F. Kennedy International Airport workers have called out their employers for violating the law at their expense.

Union leaders mourn passing of ATU International President Larry Hanley

The labor community is mourning the death of Amalgamated Transit Union International President Larry Hanley.

Weingarten to DeVos: raise teachers’ salaries with taxes on the rich

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten wants U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to practice what she preaches.

NYSUT wants state to ‘Correct the Tests’

On the eve of state math tests for grades 3 through 8, the state teachers’ union wishes the tests weren’t happening in the first place.

Labor observes Workers Memorial Day

April 28 marked Workers Memorial Day. Unions honored their fallen and released reports on the numbers of workers who’ve recently perished.

Laborers endorse Xamayla Rose for City Council special election

Laborers Local 924 endorsed Xamayla Rose for the upcoming May 14 special election race for New York City Council District 45.

TWU Local 100 to workers: Keep eyes out for transit attacker

Transit workers union officials told their constituents of someone on the loose targeting their brethren.

Jumaane Williams hosts PTO roundtable with airport workers

Airport workers from LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports met with New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to discuss paid time off legislation.

CTU says election of Lightfoot won’t stop their push for education reform

While Chicago celebrated the election of its first Black (and lesbian) mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union reminded the city of the mission at hand.

Going ‘cashless’ promotes discrimination in our communities

As more establishments refuse to accept cash, people without credit or debit cards are facing discrimination.

Weingarten calls DeVos a liar over teachers’ union comments

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten called out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying she lied about the teachers’ unions losing members in the wake of the Janus v. AFSCME decision.