News Stories

Dec 7, 2018 | News Story
After weeks of productive negotiations, Spectrum last Friday abruptly cut off talks with Local Union No. 3 IBEW and slammed the door on 1,800 workers who have been on strike since March 2017. In response, the union announced the launch of a multi-pronged campaign, with support from both private and public sector unions as well as Governor Andrew Cuomo and elected officials, to fight back against...
Dec 7, 2018 | News Story
After a two year worker-led campaign by the Independent Drivers Guild, New York City officials voted Tuesday morning to set the nation’s first minimum pay rate for app-based drivers. The rate is set at $17.22 per hour after expenses ($26.51 per hour gross), which the city Taxi and Limousine Commission calculated as the contractor equivalent of New York City’s employee minimum wage of $15 per hour...
Nov 30, 2018 | News Story
With a strike deadline looming and on the heels of a decisive postdoctoral researcher vote in favor of unionization last month, the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) have made history by approving a framework agreement with Columbia University that includes union recognition for all 5,000 workers, withdrawal of Columbia’s legal challenge at...
Nov 30, 2018 | News Story
The journalists at Mashable and PCMag have joined the wave of digital news outlets aiming to become union shops.
Nov 30, 2018 | News Story
It’s no secret that the Labor Movement is under attack, directly affecting good, middle class, family-sustaining jobs. The work you accomplish everyday helps move this City forward, and we want to work together with you to help ensure that we are empowering and protecting our communities. If you are currently serving on your Community Board and are interested in participating in upcoming training...
Nov 30, 2018 | News Story
Have you ever been in trouble with the boss and asked your union steward to stand up for you? No one ever needed the union’s support more than New York City sanitation worker Kevin Carroll. After his third drug-related arrest, his union rep told him if he went upstate to rehab and got clean maybe, just maybe he could save his pension, though probably not his job. Three months later, Kevin...
Nov 21, 2018 | News Story
After more than 60 bargaining sessions, Student Employees at the New School (SENS-UAW) this week announced that their bargaining committee and the New School administration have reached a tentative agreement on a contract. Highlights include wage increases, a full waiver of the University Services Fee for any academic student worker working at least 5 hours per week, a health insurance rebate,...
Nov 21, 2018 | News Story
In February, Parking Production Assistants voted unanimously to join the Communications Workers of America Local 1101. Since then, CWA and the bargaining committee have been fighting at the bargaining table for a contract. This week, Local 1101 reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, covering work with 27 employers. The agreement, which is...
Nov 21, 2018 | News Story
Josefina Luciano took a hoof to her mouth while working at a Darigold member dairy. The kick broke her jaw, knocked out eleven teeth and left her unconscious. Her desperate co-workers called 911, but didn't know the address of the dairy. Josefina said she almost drowned in her own blood.
Nov 21, 2018 | News Story
Congratulations to the members of District Council 9 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), who collected food donations and raised over $5,000 to feed 375 local families for Thanksgiving! #GiveBack