Union Matters


Report: Low-wage fast-food jobs cost New Yorkers $708M

A recent report by a university has recharged the batteries of the fast-food workers’ push for organization in New York.

More car washes join the RWDSU

Last week, over the span of 24 hours, four car washes signed contracts with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)

Nurses rally to end health care inequality in NYC

The New York State Nurses Association will join elected leaders and labor allies to call for respect for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) patients and nurses, and for an expanded public health care system.

Unions feeling brunt of government shutdown

Falling behind on rent, credit card payments and car payments, government employees who were furloughed due to the recent ideological battle in Congress are struggling.

Boston school bus drivers back at work after surprise strike

Boston school bus drivers are back on the job after the company contracted to run school bus services agreed to a meeting with union workers.

Two more unions pick de Blasio

Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio continues to rack up endorsements from labor unions.

Metro PCS workers vote to organize

After winning the support of community activists and elected officials, workers at a Metro PCS store in Harlem voted seven to one to join the Communications Workers of America.

Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates celebrate Labor at annual breakfast

The Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates honored several people in the labor movement last Thursday at its third annual Tying Communities Together Labor Breakfast at Harlem’s Alhambra Ballroom.

Unions matter, workers matter

This week, Bill Lynch Associates and the Amsterdam News hosted the third annual Tying Communities Together labor breakfast. The breakfast paid tribute to New York’s labor movement, community activists and union leaders.

Union concerned about safety at state parks

The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) of New York, the union that represents park police officers, says that issues of public safety are coming up in relation to the city’s state parks. The union is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ...

David R. Jones is laboring for a more equal society

President and CEO of the Community Service Society (CSS) of New York David R. Jones Esq. believes that labor unions and the Black and Latino community go hand in hand, and recent events have highlighed the need for unions. With ...

Celebrating Labor Ties To The Community

The New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates hosted their annual Tying Communities Together Labor Breakfast: A Celebration of Labor Movement at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Philadelphia teachers enter school year with no contract

The United Federation of Teachers in New York City isn’t the only one working without a new deal in place.

Unions react to Democratic mayoral primary

Despite no official call for the Democratic New York City mayoral nomination, Tuesday night pointed toward a Bill de Blasio coronation.

We’re standing with de Blasio

We at 1199 SEIU count as friends most of the New York City’s Democratic candidates for mayor. None, however, have stood with us as consistently and steadfastly as Bill de Blasio.