Union Matters


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.

NYCLU calls out NYPD for Stingray use

Last week, the New York Civil Liberties Union announced that the New York Police Department has spied on individuals’ cellphones 1,016 times between 2008 and May of 2015 without a written policy.

Fight for $15 rallies held in western, central NY

A movement sparked by New York City workers has made its way global … and upstate.

Grocery Worker Retention Act provides security in supermarket industry

Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Grocery Worker Retention Act into law.

Drywall apprentices needed

The New York State Department of Labor announced that an organization is looking for new workers.

TWU suggests de Blasio curb horse carriage crusade, calls for investigation

Of all the hills for a New York City politician to possibly die on, one would think horse carriages in Central Park would be low on the list.

CUNY and DC 37 officials to Cuomo: Invest in CUNY

Earlier this week, officials from the City University of New York and District Council 37 asked Albany lawmakers to fully fund CUNY.

Our history is US history

During African-American History Month, we are reminded that the struggles and victories of people of African descent are central to our nation’s progress.

Report: Minimum wage increases haven’t hurt restaurant industry

A new report from Cornell University suggests that for the past 20 years, restaurants haven’t been affected by minimum wage increases at any level.

Walmart workers’ fight against their employer continues

Walmart workers and their advocates smelled something fishy about their employer’s latest action.