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United Negro College Fund's acceptance of millions from Koch brothers leads to Union split

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), one of the largest labor unions in the country, has decided to end their relationship with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted $25 million from the Koch ...

MTA: On track to nowhere

The Metropolitan Transit Authority started running ads on nine different radio stations this week to promote their side of the negotiations with Long Island Rail Road workers for a new contract.

DC 37, de Blasio agree to tentative deal

The new seven-year, four-month wage pact provides a total of 10.41 percent in wage hikes, plus a $1,000 ratification bonus and back pay. The new agreement also includes access to additional resources to address union-specific issues. The deal covers March ...

ATU Local 1181, 32BJ SEIU endorse Jackson, Klein

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 announced last week their endorsement of former New York City Council Member Robert Jackson for state Senate District 31, which covers the northern tip of Manhattan and parts of the borough’s west side. Representing more ...

Airport workers rally for new contract

Airport workers continued to fight for their rights last week during a rally at LaGuardia Airport.

Supreme Court limits rights of home care workers to unionize

A Supreme Court case that didn’t involve Hobby Lobby made it under the radar on Monday despite its importance to union and public sector employees.

Nurses, caregivers hold protest for better jobs, care

It was a hot day in late spring, but health care workers were turning up the heat on their bosses last Wednesday.

CWA Local 1180 endorses Liu for state Senate

Former New York City Comptroller and Council Member John Liu has shored up an endorsement from one of the largest public sector locals of the Communications Workers of America. Citing his track record as a “tireless fighter for working families ...

Condo workers go on strike

Building workers at a luxury apartment building in Manhattan’s West Village have decided to go on strike.

UFT comes out in favor of ‘fairer’ admissions process for specialized schools

Add the United Federation of Teachers to the list of advocates for a different admissions process for New York City’s specialized high schools.

32BJ SEIU Rally in the West Village

The local chapter of SEIU, 32BJ, is demanding fair compensation for their labor. Workers of the West Village’s 421 Hudson St. building Printing House are rallying around one another in coordination with 32BJ SEIU after building management threatened to fire ...

CWA endorses Espaillat

Another day, another union endorsement for New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.

Several unions endorse Leroy Comrie for state Senate

Leroy Comrie’s campaign for the New York’s 14th senatorial district is off to a decent start after several endorsements.

McDonald’s workers protests for better conditions

McDonald’s employees from nearly three dozen cities marched to the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting last Thursday morning in Oak Brook, Ill. Calling for better wages, employees of the fast food giant responded to claims by officials that McDonald’s jobs are ...

TWU Local 100 ratifies new contract

It took almost a month, but Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 members officially ratified a new contract after a two-year fight.