Union Matters


The path ahead

One month after Election Day, many of us are still fighting through our shock and grief while trying to better understand the reasons for Hillary Clinton’s defeat.

32BJ endorses Bill de Blasio for re-election

Pundits on both sides of the aisle may have criticized his approach to governing the city, but a few unions are still backing Bill de Blasio for re-election.

Fight for $15 to strike Nov. 29

This Monday, members of the Fight for $15 announced a nationwide work stoppage Nov. 29. Workers around the country want to signal to the incoming Donald Trump administration that they’ll keep fighting for a living wage no matter who is ...

De Blasio bans NYC agencies from asking about applicants’ previous salary

In an effort to close the wage gap for minorities and women in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Nov. 4 banning government agencies from asking job applicants about previous salaries.

Unions and activists react to Trump victory

What some people considered unthinkable happened. Donald Trump’s the new president-elect.

Like unions, BLM movement is a fight for justice

Black Lives Matter is one of the most important civil rights movements in recent years. And it is one we in organized labor must embrace, not only because it is morally right but also because fighting for justice is what ...

LIU-Brooklyn faculty senate calls for president’s resignation

The lockout is over, but LIU-Brooklyn’s faculty senate isn’t done with LIU President Kimberly Cline.

UFT praises NAACP call for moratorium on charter school expansion

The NAACP wants to slow the expansion of charter schools until they can figure out what’s going on.

Tragedy, discussion and change with Rikers Island

New York City’s notorious correctional facility has been in the news a lot recently.

McDonald’s workers file EEOC complaints alleging sexual harassment

Women cooks and cashiers at McDonald’s around the country have had enough.

It’s GOTV time

Not in at least a half-century have we witnessed a national presidential election in which the candidates hold such vastly different views.

2016 Labor Awards ceremony held in Harlem

Movers and shakers from the city’s labor movement took center stage at the New York Amsterdam News’ “Tying Communities Together” 2016 Labor Awards held at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.

AFSCME names new chief of staff and general counsel

Earlier this month, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees welcomed both a new chief of staff and a new general counsel to the fold.

Fight for $15 rallies at presidential debate

Fast-food workers, labor activists and advocates waged a protest outside of the presidential debates at Hofstra University Monday.

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.