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Laborers, Local Union #731 recruits apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Laborers, Local Union #731, will conduct a recruitment from May 9, 2017, through May 22, 2017, for 30 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

NYC rallies on Equal Pay Day

Last week City Council Member Laurie Cumbo stood with colleagues and activists from across the city to rally for economic justice on Equal Pay Day.

We’ll march for climate jobs and justice

Among the Washington administration’s latest attempts to turn back the clock is its senseless assault on environmental regulations.

City and union leaders celebrate paid sick leave anniversary

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the third anniversary of New York’s Paid Sick Leave Law with Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas, elected officials and union leaders.

Labor and social activists rally against racism and for better wages

On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., social justice and labor advocates gathered in dozens of cities around the country Tuesday to show a united front. Both groups vowed to fight racism and ...

KIPP sues to stop UFT from enforcing contract on teachers

Lawyers representing KIPP Academy Charter School filed a lawsuit this month asking the courts to block the United Federation of Teachers from enforcing its contract at a school in the South Bronx.

Community gathers to honor anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Last Saturday, labor leaders and community members gathered to honor the 106th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

Car wash workers deserve fair wages

“The boss claims that we make more tips than what we actually do. He has threatened to fire us if we don’t sign papers misstating what we earn. We need to stop all of the abuse and exploitation.”

Union leaders tell Cuomo: Don’t forget about green jobs

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has sent shockwaves through the labor and environmentalist communities.

Local 2507 and others mourn Yadira Arroyo

The union representing uniformed EMS officers continued to mourn the death of one of their own: Yadira Arroyo.

Unions, activists praise Senate Dems’ ‘progressive’ proposal

While much of New York State stayed at home bracing for the storm, Senate Democrats released their priorities for the 2016-17 State Budget. According to elected officials, the letter outlines policies and positions that would have passed if the Democrats ...

32BJ, New Yorkers rally against deportation system

Activists, clergymen, elected officials and labors leaders have continued vocal opposition to President Donald Trump. Most recently, these groups gathered outside of 26 Federal Plaza to show solidarity with immigrants who’ve been adversely affected by the current deportation system.

Labor and elected officials advocate for fair workweek

Workers from around New York City rallied in favor of legislation to improve their lives.

NLRB uphold Columbia grad workers’ vote for union

Columbia University’s administration challenged the legitimacy of a union election.

Fast food workers sue City of Memphis over surveillance and intimidation tactics

A local Fight for $15 organization in Memphis fielded a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city Wednesday.