Union Matters


Danny Glover and labor leaders highlight labor breakfast

The New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associated Networks are holding their sixth annual Labor Awards Breakfast Sept. 29 at Harlem’s Alhambra Ballroom.

LIU-Brooklyn faculty locked out by administration

Going into Wednesday, Long Island University-Brooklyn’s faculty and the administration were set to head back to the bargaining table for a new contract.

Nurses in PA vote to unionize

Registered nurses at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, Pa., continued their organizing ways last week when they voted to join a union.

PHOTOS: Unions celebrate Labor Day on 5th Avenue

Unions participated in this year's Labor Day Parade on 5th Avenue in Manhatten.

Union leaders and elected officials commemorate Labor Day

For some, Labor Day is a day to relax, barbecue and get ready for the school year. For others, it’s a reminder to acknowledge the sacrifices made by those who came before you in the name of better wages and ...

AFL-CIO talk importance of Black woman vote

Although often ignored by the mainstream media, the backbone of the Democratic Party is African-American women. This year, the election, like the previous two presidential elections, might be swayed by the number of Black women who turn out in key ...

Contractor settles with the NLRB

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board announced a settlement with an airline contractor who tried to scare workers who organized.

Climate change: challenge and opportunity

Heavy rainfall and historic flooding in Louisiana last month took the lives of 13 residents and damaged 60,000 homes.

DC 37 announces endorsements for Primary Tuesday

With the New York Primaries one month away (Sept. 13), the largest public union in New York City announced some of its endorsements this week.

CUNY’s faculty and staff ratify contract

The Professional Staff Congress, the union that represents the City University of New York’s faculty and staff, ratified their new contract last week.

Unions and economists react to Trump’s economic speech

Republican Presidential Donald Trump gave a speech in Detroit that unveiled his economic policies if he is elected in November. But some people aren’t buying it.

32BJ announces endorsements for this year’s New York elections

While most of the nation is paying attention to the presidential election, 32BJ wanted New Yorkers to remember that the presidency isn’t the only office at stake.

Mulgrew worries about school suspensions in letter to Fariña

In a letter addressed to New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew expressed concern on the topic of suspending students under the age of eight from school.

Columbia grad students win pay increase

Unions, and workers in general, have made some gains over the past five years. Graduate student workers can be included on that list.

AFT endorses Hillary Clinton

Before this week’s coronation at the Democratic National Convention, the American Federation of Teachers jumped in front to endorse Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.