If you live in New York City and are looking for work, the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union 137 is currently conducting recruitments every Monday until Feb. 8, 2016, for sign hanger and rigger apprentices.
Some activists appreciated Mayor Bill de Blasio's focus on his goal of increasing the city’s minimum wage and creating more affordable housing while maintaining already affordable units during his State of the City address Tuesday morning.
In Cuomo’s State of the State address last month, the governor advocated raising the cap on charter schools, basing half of teacher evaluations on student test scores, putting struggling schools into receivership and extending a teacher’s probationary period from three ...
A major goal of Black History Month is to more fully integrate our long journey into our national narrative, but we are not there yet. Not nearly enough of our schools, educators and leaders know or are willing to acknowledge ...
McDonald’s workers fired last year at three stores in Virginia filed a civil suit against the company, alleging that a pattern of racial and sexual discrimination flourished at the franchise locations.
Caregivers at more than three dozen for-profit Long Island and New York City nursing homes have voted to strike, with the desire to improve continuity of resident care and secure living wages and benefits for nursing home workers.
Eight years ago, Council Member Andy King and his family hosted a holiday meal and gift-giving event, opening their Bronx home to neighborhood children from youth programs, nearby NYCHA developments and throughout the community.
2015 presents daunting challenges for working people and progressives. Because last November’s elections saw the nation’s most conservative legislators capture the U.S. Senate and increase their hold on the House, the next Congress is expected to bring more obstruction and ...
This past month has seen horse carriage workers and their supporters go on the offensive after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced legislation to eliminate their profession.
New York State Gov. Cuomo has decided to renege on an agreement to prevent student test scores from dragging down teacher ratings during the evaluation process. He said he won’t shield teachers from the consequences of a controversial rollout of ...
Up to 1,000 construction workers dealt with the bitter cold to protest working conditions at JDS Development Group’s project on West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.
After snatching up support from airport workers, fast-food employees fighting for a living wage have gathered support from workers in another industry.
When the news of NYPD police officer Daniel Pantaleo’s non-indictment in the chokehold death of Eric Garner broke, it sent shockwaves around the country for a variety of reasons, with union leaders among the many voices poking through the noise.
You can add airport workers to the list of service employees fighting for a “living wage.”
In a move that didn’t surprise many, workers and activists around the country used the biggest shopping day of the year to voice their concerns about labor and fair wages.