Union Matters


Ebony owes its freelancers more than $200,000

It all started with the Twitter hashtag “#EbonyOwes.”

Unions, activists and elected officials to GOP: don’t take away our health care

Last month, before the U.S. Senate decided to punt on a health care vote, union leaders, elected officials and activists gathered in Capitol Hill demanding that the government save health care.

Across the US workers are choosing a union voice

At our union, the RWDSU, we are seeing workers across the U.S. demand the respect and fair treatment all workers deserve.

32BJ SEIU takes on D.C with AHCA and travel ban

With many Americans finding a voice of resistance during President Donald Trump’s first year as president, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that unions such as 32BJ SEIU continue to speak out.

32BJ praises NY assembly for STAFER Act vote, pushes Senate to say ‘yes’

32BJ SEIU wants the New York State Senate to follow the State Assembly’s lead and pass the STAFER act.

An un-American health care act

Last month, the U.S. Senate’s health care working group began crafting companion legislation to the House’s version of the American Health Care Act, a House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

AFT thanks Trump for apprenticeship programs…with a caveat

Last week in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would allow industries to create more apprenticeship programs.

TWU verbally spars with WFP over progressive direction

For some, infighting for the direction of progressive politics has devolved into a purity contest.

Buy Black East New York

Buy Black! This phrase can either enlighten or tighten the attention of the listener.

De Blasio’s education investments meet UFT’s approval

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council reached a handshake deal on a $85.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 that includes several investments in education and in young New Yorkers.

Cuomo: NY health care stays intact regardless of Trump; 1199SEIU approves

Gearing up for a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to shore up health care for his constituents.

NYC sends a message by banning on-call scheduling

Working in retail in New York City can be a tough way to make a living.

DC37, libraries workers and advocates to de Blasio: Keep investing in libraries

On a hot and muggy Friday morning at City Hall, libraries workers, advocates and members of the union DC37 called on the de Blasio administration to keep investing in libraries.

De Blasio signs Fair Workweek legislation

Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that would help fast-food workers around the five boroughs.

It's been 10 years since Congress raised the minimum wage

Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage in 10 years. Democrats on Capitol Hill decided to mark the occasion by introducing a bill that probably won't pass.