Union Matters


McDonald’s workers offended by company’s wage ‘stunt’

One day after workers announced a planned strike on tax day, April 15, McDonald’s engaged in an act many workers have labeled as cynical.

DC 37 joins equal pay campaign push

Last week, DC 37 kicked off its pay equity campaign with an event at the union’s offices, co-sponsored by the union’s Latino Heritage and Women’s committees.

Wage increase left off state budget

It was reported Sunday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders had agreed on a new deal concerning the upcoming budget that would not include an increase in the state’s minimum wage.

Fight for $15: Raising the wage floor

April 15 is Tax Day. For many of us, it also is a reminder of the disparity between what working people pay in taxes versus what the 1 percent pay.

Teachers’ unions not happy with Cuomo administration’s Dream Act stance

A potential bill that would allow New York undocumented high school graduates to apply for state financial aid for college might be taken out of the governor’s budget.

McDonald’s workers refuse to get burned again

Growing weary of low pay and bad conditions, McDonald’s workers have filed 28 health and safety complaints against their employer in 19 different cities.

Funding for NYCHA key to city’s future

The New York City affordable housing crisis is likely worse now than ever before. According to a recent Bloomberg report, the average monthly rent in February 2015 for a Manhattan studio apartment is $2,351, and Brooklyn is officially the least ...

NY teachers continue crusade against Cuomo’s reform proposals

With New York’s teachers and education activists fighting against the governor’s proposals, one group has come back with a proposal of their own.

CUNY union releases radio ad talking contract situation

In a new ad titled “Model,” CUNY’s teacher union takes aim at the governor once again regarding their contract situation.

Report says subways have gotten worse

If you regularly take the subway, you have heard complaints about trains seemingly getting worse, with more delays and longer waits. Now there’s evidence to back up the complaints.

New Yorkers, Cuomo make moves on ‘fair pay’

The fight for an increase in the minimum wage nationwide has heated up in New York, with the governor adding his voice.

Honoring our unsung heroes

I’m proud to have been part of a delegation of 1199ers that went to be in Alabama this month to retrace the footsteps of our heroic sisters and brothers whose courage and sacrifice helped forged a key victory in our ...

Workers need opportunity, not credit check roadblocks

Far too many New Yorkers are struggling to survive and are desperate for jobs so they can support themselves and their families. But nowadays, applying for a job can mean an invasive credit check, and prospective employment can hinge on ...

NELP reports benefits of raising home care industry wages

According to a new report by the National Employment Law Project, paying workers in the home care industry $15 an hour would add $6.6 billion in activity to the economy—not to mention adding $16.5 billion in the pockets of workers.

CUNY professors call on Albany to ‘keep its promise’

The City University of New York’s teachers’ union wants New York’s government to keep its promise. In a radio ad titled “Legacy,” sponsored by the Professional Staff Congress, the union and CUNY’s faculty and staff, the union calls on Albany ...