Union Matters


Union leaders bash Trump for DACA decision

Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump would begin the phase-out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Union leaders talk Labor Day

President Donald Trump’s presence has heightened the ongoing war between the workforce and the corporations who employ them. Several union leaders addressed the legacy of Labor Day and the battle for workers’ rights.

Taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize Amazon’s growth

Taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing the growth of Amazon, the world’s largest internet-based retailer. Our public policy shouldn’t bend toward giving handouts to a company that had a revenue of almost $136 billion last year, and whose CEO, Jeff Bezos, has ...

Labor Day—A day like none other

For many, Labor Day is just a sad reminder of the end of summer and the beginning of school. It’s usually the time to get in that last trip to the beach, the last barbecue and the last chance to ...

Unions come down on Trump’s pardon of Arpaio

President Donald Trump continued his trend of ignoring the rule of law by pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio Friday.

Activists, officials come down on Illinois Governor over wage veto

Last week, Illinois State Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would’ve increased his state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

32BJ denounces Astorino’s veto of immigration bill

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino rejected a bill that would’ve protected undocumented immigrants in his area.

Unions condemn ‘alt-right’ Charlottesville rally

The results and aftermath of the ‘alt-right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va. are still being felt around country.

Unions go to bat for Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Local labor unions have jumped to New York State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ defense after a hedge fund manager and political donor made racially charged comments about her in a Facebook post.

NYSNA, 1199, advocates and politicians denounce Senate health care vote

Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the motion to proceed with debate on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Ebony owes its freelancers more than $200,000

It all started with the Twitter hashtag “#EbonyOwes.”

Unions, activists and elected officials to GOP: don’t take away our health care

Last month, before the U.S. Senate decided to punt on a health care vote, union leaders, elected officials and activists gathered in Capitol Hill demanding that the government save health care.

Across the US workers are choosing a union voice

At our union, the RWDSU, we are seeing workers across the U.S. demand the respect and fair treatment all workers deserve.

32BJ SEIU takes on D.C with AHCA and travel ban

With many Americans finding a voice of resistance during President Donald Trump’s first year as president, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that unions such as 32BJ SEIU continue to speak out.

32BJ praises NY assembly for STAFER Act vote, pushes Senate to say ‘yes’

32BJ SEIU wants the New York State Senate to follow the State Assembly’s lead and pass the STAFER act.