Fighting nationally and locally, 32BJ President Hector Figueroa spoke out on behalf of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians and for new legislation in New Jersey that would increase wages for airport workers.
Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a news conference at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Long Island City touting his new education budget.
Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new legislation that would allow full union dues to be deducted from state taxes.
President Donald Trump’s administration has stoked concern in the New York State government, and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants a budget to address that concern.
On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., social justice and labor advocates gathered in dozens of cities around the country Tuesday to show a united front. Both groups vowed to fight racism and continue to work in favor of better wages for all workers.
Advocates for the Bedford Armory Development in Brooklyn have come out in support of the project.
Ramarley Graham's mother, Constance Malcolm continues her quest for justice after the NYPD officer who unjustly killed her son resigns before being fired.
Last week, HELP USA celebrated its 30th anniversary with a luncheon at The Plaza Hotel. At the luncheon, HELP USA founder and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with the HELP HERO Humanitarian Award.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has sent shockwaves through the labor and environmentalist communities.
Eric Garner’s mother, Gwendolyn Carr, walked out of court with no charges Monday.
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 presented a united front and didn’t have any defectors.
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.
Education and college affordability have long been hot topics in Albany. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick have announced their dedication to education as part of the Assembly’s 2016-17 budget proposal.
This past weekend, Democrats elected former Barack Obama labor secretary Tom Perez as chair of the Democratic National Committee.
The Justice Center jail in Syracuse, N.Y., won’t be putting children in isolation any longer.
A bill sponsored by New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams will see the light of day.
After getting shot down by the courts the first time, President Donald Trump’s administration has drafted a new plan to deport undocumented immigrants.
The union 32BJ SEIU has been busy of late announcing endorsements on one side and fighting against Andrew Puzder’s nomination on the other.
New York City’s renters might have a fighting chance in housing court thanks to the mayor.
AT&T workers aren’t backing down from their desire to have their company end outsourcing and offshoring.
A local union is making its collective voice heard on the immigration front.
New York State Sen. Bill Perkins is back in the New York City Council.
Didn’t matter if you had a green card, a work visa or were escaping conflict.
One could argue that Donald Trump’s presidency has made almost every decision by citizens a political one. The choice between two tech “disruptors” in the taxi industry has become a source of political debate.
Leading up to the Senate confirmation hearings for potential Labor Secretary Andy Puzder, fast-food workers, New York City Council members and allies denounced his position and history of anti-labor behavior.
Before his State of the State address in Manhattan Monday, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed his desire to make John F. Kennedy Airport “world-class.”
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered the first of his many State of the State addresses in Manhattan this past Monday.
Four years of hard work has paid off for New York and New Jersey airport workers.
The American Federation of Teachers took their work over the border when workers at a hospital in Vancouver voted to join them.
A collaboration between the United Federation of Teachers, the New York State Education Department and the New York City Department of Education, bears fruit in the Bronx.
Success Academy Charter Schools and its founder and CEO, Eva Moskowitz, find themselves in hot water after a recent audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.
A group of clergy and immigrant justice advocates have called for President Barack Obama to pardon undocumented immigrants with nonviolent, low-level offenses.
Corrections officers are mourning the death of one of their own after she was ambushed, shot and killed while sitting in her car in Brooklyn this Sunday.
Because of the politics of the current president-elect, states and cities would have to lead the charge on workers’ rights.
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, environmentalists and allies achieved a major victory this week—for now.
Flint’s still in the middle of a water crisis. Indigenous (Native) Americans and activists are still protesting the Dakota Pipeline. White nationalists believe they’ve found an ally with the president-elect. For some citizens, Thanksgiving dinner is the least of their worries.
Pundits on both sides of the aisle may have criticized his approach to governing the city, but a few unions are still backing Bill de Blasio for re-election.
Next month, research and teaching assistants at Columbia and Harvard universities will vote for their right to unionize.
What some people considered unthinkable happened. Donald Trump’s the new president-elect.
Armored military vehicles, tear gas, pepper spray and police battling protesters. These images are etched into the minds of anyone who witnessed Black Lives Matter protests. But those images can also be found in North Dakota.
A New York City union announced endorsements for Congress leading up to Election Day.
Workers in California achieved a victory late last month when a fast-food giant agreed to pay out a lawsuit settlement.
The lockout is over, but LIU-Brooklyn’s faculty senate isn’t done with LIU President Kimberly Cline.
The NAACP wants to slow the expansion of charter schools until they can figure out what’s going on.
New York City’s notorious correctional facility has been in the news a lot recently.
Women cooks and cashiers at McDonald’s around the country have had enough.
A new report released by the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute states that a quarter of all health care workers live in poverty because of a lack of living wages and basic benefits.
“Working together in partnership in our neighborhood-based policing initiatives, they are forging the way forward in crime fighting and collaboration,” wrote former New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in his resignation letter addressed to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Earlier this month, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees welcomed both a new chief of staff and a new general counsel to the fold.
The New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associated Networks are holding their sixth annual Labor Awards Breakfast Sept. 29 at Harlem’s Alhambra Ballroom.