Union Matters


Legislators push for immediate minimum wage reform

With the state of California having recently increased its minimum wage to $10 an hour and New Jersey voters having approved a measure to increase its state’s wage and index future increases to inflation, it was high time for New ...

Workers put pressure on Port Authority over MLK Day

Airport workers gave the Port Authority a warning, and now elected officials have fired verbal warning shots on the workers’ behalf as well.

Union leaders hope for change under de Blasio

Currently, all public unions are working without contracts and are looking to negotiate raises and back pay as soon as possible. The projected budget shortfall for this fiscal year, however, makes the unions’ desire seem more like wishful thinking. Nevertheless, ...

Centennial anniversary of Ford’s $5 a day wage increase

One of Ford’s motives was to improve the sales of his Model T by providing his workers with a salary so they could afford to purchase the product they helped produce. These job opportunities were good news and bad news ...

Washington Heights Dominos Employees get Jobs Back

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the signing of an agreement that reinstated 25 Dominos Pizza employees in Washington Heights.

Union leaders honor Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s history as a freedom fighter and anti-apartheid activist is something not lost on many American unions.

WWRL to replace progressive and Black shows with Spanish programing

Black-owned radio station WWRL is set to change to a Spanish format on Jan. 1

Fast-food workers hope management gets the picture during protest

Last Thursday, fast-food workers reminded New York City and the country at large that minimum wage isn’t going to cut it.

Judge rules Detroit eligible for bankruptcy claim

Detroit is insolvent and thereby eligible for bankruptcy

Unions oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership at rally in Queens

A group of union officials joined a coalition of community groups in protest outside of Rep. Gregory Meeks’ office in Jamaica, Queens

NLRB: Walmart violated workers’ rights nationwide

the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision that didn’t surprise Walmart employees: The company had violated workers’ rights around the country

UFT fighting battles on both ends

The United Federation of Teachers might have to watch the movie “300” for inspiration, because they’re feeling pressure from all sides. While fighting against the rushed implementation of a policy, the union is meeting a new battle creeping up behind ...

Sandra Guzman gets ‘OK’ to pursue case against New York Post

Four years after former New York Post Editor Sandra Guzman filed a sexual harassment and unlawful termination lawsuit against her former employer, she’ll see them in court.

Court victory too little, too late for Interfaith?

Interfaith Medical Center’s (IMC) advocates won a major battle in court on Monday, but the victory could ring hollow

SEIU continues to push the Affordable Care Act

Members and employees of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) continue to encourage residents in the African-American and Hispanic communities to get health care via the new insurance exchanges