Union Matters


Car wash owners file suit; car wash workers cry foul

Car wash owners want to take a closer look at a new law that helps car wash workers and no one is happy.

CUNY faculty, staff plan strike authorization vote

The Professional Staff Congress will vote on whether they should go on strike after working without a contract or new raises.

Educational advocates, activists target Moskowitz

Educational activists and unions had a week filled with retorts to Success Charter School Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz.

Fight for $15 makes its way to White House

After getting started by a group of fast-food workers in New York City, the Fight for $15 movement has already reached the rest of America and the globe.

New York, Boston airport workers fight for wages, better conditions

In New York, airport workers want the $15 minimum wage as soon as possible.

Following NY’s lead, other cities convene wage boards

New Yorkers led the way and now the rest of the country is following suit.

Two New Yorkers weld new path with steam fitting apprenticeship

Many people dream of changing careers and finding something with more purpose.

Regents passes new evaluations, but with a caveat

The United Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers pushed hard for what they felt were “fairer” evaluations.

Unions, activists react to mayor’s education speech

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a new education agenda at a speech in the Bronx last week.

Unions, electeds pack Amsterdam News labor breakfast

Members of the labor community and elected officials came out last week for the New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch and Associates’ “Tying Communities Together” Labor Awards Breakfast at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.

AmNews Labor Breakfast honors activists, workers, politicians and those who fight for the cause

Although they’re depicted as operating with different agendas in mind, the annual New York Amsterdam News Labor Breakfast shows what can be achieved when activists, workers and politicians are in sync with each other.

Cuomo: ‘It’s time to change the minimum wage’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s ready to do right by workers.

NLRB says Teach for America members can join union in Detroit

An under-the-radar ruling has a big chance to shape the nature of certain education programs in America.

Officials praise the worker on Labor Day

Political officials on the national, state and local levels talked about the state of workers on Labor Day.

Appellate court grants home workers overtime, minimum wage protections

A recent ruling by a federal appeals court reinstated a rule change that provides home care workers with minimum wage and overtime protection.