Union Matters


Incoming New Jersey governor calls for $15 minimum wage

New Jersey will move toward a $15 minimum wage next year, Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy pledged on Monday alongside fellow Democrats who control the Legislature.

Black IBEW Local 3 workers fighting job discrimination

William Hargraves III’s been an electrician for 37 years. As a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, he’s seen it all on the job. But one thing has remained consistent: “The racist conditions that persist within our ...

Labor and activists celebrate pushback against constitutional convention

Last week, New York State voters roundly rejected a constitutional convention, fearing the deep pockets of big business influencing Albany more than ever.

No limit to Amazon’s greed

In September, Amazon announced it was looking for a city in North America to build its new headquarters in North America, and announced it was soliciting proposals from cities and regions throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Among Amazon’s announced ...

32BJ leader blasts Trump and GOP over lack of Dreamers deal

Dreamers looking for help from President Donald Trump’s administration have to keep waiting.

DNAInfo NY and Gothamist shut down; employees fight back

Local journalism was dealt another blow last week when DNAInfo and Gothamist were shut down by their billionaire owner.

The University of California is not enforcing its own wage policies

According to a recent report, the University of California has failed to enforce a minimum wage policy that garnered much praise a few years ago.

ROC United pushes for minimum wage on state and federal front

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, an organization that advocates for labor rights in the restaurant industry, keeps pushing for better wages for workers.

The fight for the ballot

One year after the national Election Day catastrophe, political pundits and the mainstream media continue to dissect the results.

Gjonaj adds CWA to list of labor endorsements

Another labor union has endorsed Mark Gjonaj for New York City Council’s 13th District in the Bronx.

32BJ’s Figueroa and Gov. Cuomo speak out against Trump budget

President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Senate’s budget push has met the anger of labor union leaders and Democrats. The U.S. Senate is proposing a $5.8 trillion cut to federal spending, including $1.3 trillion from Medicaid and nearly $500 billion ...

32BJ, Working Families Alliance blast ‘sanctuary’ ad by Republican NJ gubernatorial candidate

Being down double digits in the polls and being beaten in fundraising has made New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno channel her inner Donald Trump.

32BJ pres slams Trump for threatening feds removal from PR

President Donald Trump used Twitter again to direct his ire toward an island suffering post-hurricane devastation.

Proposed workers’ comp changes would hurt workers

For more than 100 years, our workers’ compensation system has protected workers injured on the job by providing immediate wage replacement and medical benefits without the need for a costly lawsuit.

Hector Figueroa: Trump’s immigration demands are ‘devil’s bargain’

Sunday, President Donald Trump released a 70-point list of immigration demands that have drawn the ire of Democratic politicians and one labor leader.