Union Matters


Campus workers organize as Janus decision nears

Graduate students on local college campuses continue to organize and fight for better wages and work conditions. In Washington, D.C., however, the U.S. Supreme Court is closer to making a decision that could affect union labor around the country.

32BJ announces endorsements and praises victorious NJ mayors

The union 32BJ SEIU has been busy this past month announcing endorsements and praising the victories of those they have endorsed.

Labor leaders, elected officials talk May Day in the Trump age

Labor leaders, elected officials talk May Day in the Trump age

Building workers rally for a new contract, reach new deal

Earlier this month, more than 15,000 of New York’s doormen, superintendents, handymen and women, porters, concierges, resident managers and their advocates rallied on Park Avenue for a fair contract.

Union leaders, activists applaud push to eliminate commercial bail bonds in NY

The United States and the Philippines are the only places that allow commercial bail bonds in criminal cases.

TWU Local 100 calls out de Blasio for funeral no-show

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in hot water with Transit Workers Union Local 100 after not attending the funerals of two of their fallen: St. Clair Richards-Stephens and Stephen Livecchi.

Labor leaders and politicians blast Trump over census question

Labor leaders and politicians blast Trump over census question

32BJ announces endorsements for special elections

32BJ announces endorsements for special elections

Port Authority’s wage resolution would increase salary to $19 an hour

This month, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey voted on a new wage resolution that would increase their workers’ base pay from minimum wage to $19 an hour by 2023. The raises would affect 40,000 workers in ...

CVS workers push for first union contract

CVS, workers, first, union contract, Tish James

Union leaders stand with state Democrats’ agenda, denounce Republicans’ rejection

New York State Senate Democrats hope to push some of their agenda through, but Republicans in Albany have blocked some of the issues they hold dear. Union leaders have now added their voice to the debate with hopes of pushing ...

Unions hop on the endorsement train

It’s election season, which means it’s time for labor unions to plant their flag in the camp of their preferred candidates.

Working women show the way

During March, Women’s History Month, it is fitting to pay tribute to these leaders whose contributions are sorely under-recorded and underappreciated.

Janus v. AFSCME goes to Washington

The U.S. Supreme Court has the fate of government unions in its hands.

Teachers’ unions push back on gun debate

No matter the amount of blood and guts spilled in mass shootings, the debate over gun control brings out the extremes—those who don’t want any guns in civilians’ hands and those who believe it’s their right to own assault rifles.