Union Matters


Local 2507 and others mourn Yadira Arroyo

The union representing uniformed EMS officers continued to mourn the death of one of their own: Yadira Arroyo.

Unions, activists praise Senate Dems’ ‘progressive’ proposal

While much of New York State stayed at home bracing for the storm, Senate Democrats released their priorities for the 2016-17 State Budget. According to elected officials, the letter outlines policies and positions that would have passed if the Democrats ...

32BJ, New Yorkers rally against deportation system

Activists, clergymen, elected officials and labors leaders have continued vocal opposition to President Donald Trump. Most recently, these groups gathered outside of 26 Federal Plaza to show solidarity with immigrants who’ve been adversely affected by the current deportation system.

Labor and elected officials advocate for fair workweek

Workers from around New York City rallied in favor of legislation to improve their lives.

NLRB uphold Columbia grad workers’ vote for union

Columbia University’s administration challenged the legitimacy of a union election.

Fast food workers sue City of Memphis over surveillance and intimidation tactics

A local Fight for $15 organization in Memphis fielded a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city Wednesday.

Labor reacts to DNC chair election

This past weekend, Democrats elected former Barack Obama labor secretary Tom Perez as chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Opposition from labor and activists force Puzder’s hand

Andrew Puzder won’t be a member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet.

32BJ Fight on behalf of the undocumented

A local union is making its collective voice heard on the immigration front.

COBA battles those who want to close Rikers Island

New York City Councilman Danny Dromm of Queens wants to close Rikers Island. The Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association has something to say about that this election season.

32BJ advocates for Muslims in dire straits

Didn’t matter if you had a green card, a work visa or were escaping conflict.

Presidents change, but our values should not

The president of the United States may have changed, but our values should not.

Teachers’ union accuses KIPP of violating federal law

United Federation of Teachers officials called out KIPP Academy Charter School leaders recently for allegedly violating federal labor laws.

Fast food workers push for City Council to pass pro-worker bills

Another group of Americans that are worried about Donald Trump’s presidency? Fast-food workers.

Union leaders talk women’s march and what’s next

Millions of people around the world participated in the Women’s March, with large crowds converging in places such as New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Cleveland, Los Angeles, London and even Antarctica.