Union Matters


AFT’s Weingarten reacts to Fisher v. University of Texas decision

In a 4-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court said that race could still be a factor in college admissions.

PSC and CUNY finally reach a tentative deal

The City University of New York and its faculty and staff have agreed to a tentative contract after years of fighting.

AFL-CIO endorses Hillary Clinton

The leadership of the AFL-CIO voted on Thursday to endorse Hillary Clinton for president, according to a spokesman for the union federation.

Assembly passes Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act

New York nurses scored a victory in Albany this week when the New York State Assembly passed the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act (A08580A).

Teachers at three Cleveland charter schools ratify new contracts

The faculty and staff of three charter schools in Cleveland have ratified a new contract. This action makes them the first organized charter schools with a collectively bargained agreement in their city.

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.