Union Matters


Verizon workers continue work stoppage

Almost three weeks ago, 37,000 Verizon technicians and customer service representatives walked off the job, pushing for a better contract with their employer.

Security officers rally at Bryant Park for new contract

Security officers affiliated with 32BJ have had enough.

Wrong road to a cure

Last year, when Mayor de Blasio issued his proposal for the city’s budget, he expressed concern about a growing deficit that would adversely affect millions of New Yorkers and the city’s ability to provide essential services.

LIUNA Local 78 endorses Adriano Espaillat for Congress, TWU endorses Sanders for president

At a rally in Washington Heights this past Saturday, LIUNA Local 78 endorsed New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat for a seat in the 13th Congressional District.

CUNY’s faculty and staff announce strike authorization vote

The City University of New York’s faculty and staff have worked without a contract for five years and without a raise for six years.

State attorney general reaches deal with contractor over underpaid labor

A contractor who constructed affordable housing units, caught underpaying labor, has agreed to back payments and penalties.

New East New York housing will be more affordable

According to an analysis by District Council 37, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for affordable housing in East New York means new apartments will be less expensive than apartments currently for rent in the neighborhood.

We celebrate historic minimum wage increase

Last week, the New York State Legislature reached a historic budget agreement that puts the state on a path to a $15 minimum wage. The legislation ensures that millions of low-paid, hard-working New Yorkers will receive much-needed wage increases.

Unions, activists praise minimum wage passing in several states

It has been nothing but victories for the Fight for $15 movement, recently.

Cuomo’s budget draws mostly cheers

For all of the criticism of the negotiating process, for all of the back and forth of the so-called dog and pony show, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislators in Albany agreed to and signed off on ...

Chicago fast-food workers strike with Chicago Teachers Union

To show solidarity with Chicago teachers, fast-food workers in that city will go on strike April 1.

NACC holds Diversity Procurement Conference

The New American Chamber of Commerce held its annual Diversity Procurement Conference last week.

AFL-CIO claims labor victory in DOL’s ‘persuader’ rule

Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final ruling that would force employers to disclose the outside consultants they hire to try and bust unions and stop workers from organizing.

Newark Airport workers, elected officials and clergymen: ‘Safe working conditions now!’

A group composed of elected officials, PrimeFlight Newark airport workers and other supporters took to PrimeFlight’s offices to call for better working conditions for its employees.

New York’s workers deserve dignity and an immediate raise

There is dignity in all honest work and all workers deserve to be treated with respect.