“I believe in getting right up in their face,” Gwen Carr told the AmNews Tuesday. “I don’t believe in phone calls and letters because those go unanswered.”
Critics of Amazon’s deal with New York City continue to be loud and forceful.
Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW approved a framework agreement with Columbia University that includes union recognition for all 5,000 workers and will begin contract negotiations in February 2019.
A local labor union, 32BJ SEIU, and the American Civil Liberties Union have criticized U.S. Customs and Border Protection over tear gassing migrants at the U.S./Mexico border.
Monday, anti-Amazon activists kept up the pressure on the corporate giant and elected officials. Members of multiple pro-labor and pro-housing community groups linked up for a day of action against Amazon for what they call the #HQ2Scam.
Our ancestors fought to empower all of us with the right to vote, giving us the civic duty to use that right to steer America into a fairer and more just direction. The Election Day debacle in New York City was a direct infringement on that right.
President Donald Trump said those jobs were coming back. General Motors just let its workers know that they aren’t. This week, the motor vehicle manufacturer announced its plans to lay off 15 percent of its salaried workforce (up to 14,000 employees) and close five plants in the United States and Canada.
New York City’s largest union of municipal employees and the City University of New York have agreed to a tentative deal resulting in wage raises.
It’s a new day for New York and New Jersey airport workers, who begin the road to a higher minimum wage this month.
A group of security officers at John F. Kennedy Airport announced a strike to begin Thursday afternoon. The security officers, who work for Global Elite doing aircraft and ramp search and checkpoint monitoring at JFK, announced plans for a strike Monday stating they’ll leave their posts at 4 p.m. Thursday and end the strike at 1 p.m. Friday.