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DC 37 and CUNY agree on tentative labor pact

The chancellor of the City University of New York and the executive director of District Council 37, AFSCME and AFL-CIO announced a tentative contract settlement after seven years of collective bargaining

Norman Seabrook arrested on corruption charges

Norman Seabrook, president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, was arrested in his home Wednesday morning on corruption charges.

Economic inequality is making us sick

Economic inequality has an even higher cost than many people realize.

FBI arrests president of New York City correction union on corruption allegations

The head of the nation's largest municipal jail guard union is facing federal corruption charges along with a hedge-fund founder.

Workers reach tentative agreement with Verizon

After months of bickering, picket lines and accusations, Verizon and its workers agreed on a tentative four-year deal.

Economic justice is tied to racial justice

For too long, much of the U. S. labor movement has been fighting the corporate class with one hand tied behind our backs.

Fight for $15 to protest McDonald’s shareholder meeting, looks to join SEIU

McDonald’s cooks and cashiers wanted their employer to know that they’ve had enough.

Columbia grad students achieve parental leave and other victories

Columbia University’s graduate students won a major victory last week.

Contract negotiations begin for New York/New Jersey airport workers

Last Tuesday, approximately 7,000 New York and New Jersey airport workers began negotiations for the first union contract for subcontracted airport workers in the region.

Report: DC $15 minimum wage would raise wages for 114,000

A new report by the Economic Policy Institute concludes that if phased in by 2020, Washington D.C.’s $15 minimum wage proposal would give 114,000 workers a pay raise.

Labor dept pushes for Verizon talks

It’s been going on for months, and now the U.S. Department of Labor wants Verizon’s labor issues to come to an end.

UFCW/MCAW files Walmart-related complaint to NLRB

Walmart is in the news again regarding its labor practices.

NLRB upholds decision to pay wrongfully terminated janitors

The National Labor Relations Board upheld a previous decision requiring Eastern Essential Services to pay janitors for lost wages and benefits.

Election 2016: The next six months

Not since the 1964 election, when Democrat Lyndon Johnson defeated conservative Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater, has the difference between the candidates at the top of the national tickets of the two major parties been so stark.

Union to represent 35,000 Uber drivers in New York City, but with limits

Uber announced Tuesday that it has recognized the newly formed Independent Drivers Guild, which will represent 35,000 drivers in New York City.