Union Matters


Cuomo’s budget draws mostly cheers

For all of the criticism of the negotiating process, for all of the back and forth of the so-called dog and pony show, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislators in Albany agreed to and signed off on ...

Chicago fast-food workers strike with Chicago Teachers Union

To show solidarity with Chicago teachers, fast-food workers in that city will go on strike April 1.

NACC holds Diversity Procurement Conference

The New American Chamber of Commerce held its annual Diversity Procurement Conference last week.

AFL-CIO claims labor victory in DOL’s ‘persuader’ rule

Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final ruling that would force employers to disclose the outside consultants they hire to try and bust unions and stop workers from organizing.

Newark Airport workers, elected officials and clergymen: ‘Safe working conditions now!’

A group composed of elected officials, PrimeFlight Newark airport workers and other supporters took to PrimeFlight’s offices to call for better working conditions for its employees.

New York’s workers deserve dignity and an immediate raise

There is dignity in all honest work and all workers deserve to be treated with respect.

Workers bring Fight for $15 to Albany again

This Tuesday, thousands of low-wage workers, advocates, union leaders and elected officials took to the state capital to rally for a $15 minimum wage for all employees.

CUNY supporters continue to push Cuomo on funding

Last week, almost two dozen organizations (from unions to activists to advocates) gathered outside of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s midtown office to call for more public investment in the City University of New York.

CTU backs off April 1 strike threat

Chicago teachers claim a small victory as public school officials backed off a proposal that might have led to a strike.

Alliance for Downtown NY employees to receive minimum wage increase

The Alliance for Downtown New York claims another victory as it announces an increase in wages for the organization's employees.

32BJ praises Jersey City mayor for wage increase

Add Jersey City, N.J., to the list of American cities increasing the minimum wage.

Seven B&H Photo employees fired after union elections

According to Laundry Workers Center United officials, seven employees from B&H Photo's Manhattan warehouse were fired the same day workers voted to join the United Steelworkers.

B&H discriminated against Hispanic workers, Labor Department lawsuit says

One of the world's most famous photography stores is facing accusations that it discriminated against women and minorities and relegated Hispanic warehouse workers to separate restrooms.

Unions reinforce support of Hillary Clinton for president

In a joint statement, over 20 unions have put their eggs in Hillary Clinton’s basket.

B&H Photo warehouse workers join United Steelworkers

Several months after 200 B&H warehouse workers in Brooklyn voted to join the United Steelworkers, workers in the basement warehouse below B&H Photo Video’s retail store in Midtown Manhattan have done the same.