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Oct 11, 2023 | Press Release
NEW YORK, October 11, 2023—Nearly 113 years after the tragedy, the long-awaited public memorial to the victims and legacy of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire will today be dedicated at the site of the historic fire in New York City. The Triangle Fire Memorial will be a permanent element on the very building that housed the Triangle Factory, at the corner of Greene Street and Washington...
Oct 6, 2023 | News Story
Wednesday, October 11, 11:30AM: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire was one of the worst workplace tragedies in American history. But it was also a turning point in winning safer working conditions and basic human rights for working people throughout America. The Triangle Waist Company employed more than 500 individuals who worked under abusive conditions, nine to sixteen hours a day, six days a...
Oct 6, 2023 | News Story
Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, has announced that it has organized the production assistants (PAs) who work as part of stage management teams on Broadway and sit-down productions produced by members of The Broadway League. When The Broadway League refused to offer voluntary recognition,...
Oct 6, 2023 | News Story
Momentum continues to build as postdoctoral researchers organize unions across the city with UAW. Just this week, postdocs at Weill Cornell Medical filed paperwork with the NLRB to form their union with support cards from more than 80% of the proposed unit.
Oct 6, 2023 | News Story
Workers at Hex & Co., the three-location board game bar/cafe chain including the largest board game cafe in Manhattan, delivered a letter to their management in late September asserting their right to collectively bargain, and asking them to voluntarily recognize their union with Workers United. The Hex & Co bargaining unit will include about 75 employees, including baristas, retail...
Oct 6, 2023 | News Story
On Thursday evening, the musicians of the New York City Ballet Orchestra (members of AFM Local 802) ralied at Lincoln Center's Fall Gala to demand a fair contract with the wages and healthcare they deserve, instead of being asked to make financial concessions once again. During the pandemic, ballet management didn’t pay its musicians for over a year, from June 2020 to September 2021. Then,...
Oct 6, 2023 | News Story
On Sept. 26, LaFontaine Oliver, the CEO of New York Public Radio, said he planned to lay off 12% of the organization's workforce in the coming days. That's at least 40 people dedicated to producing NYPR's signature mix of news, culture and conversation -- local stories that matter and journalism that holds power to account while inspiring wonder in the world around us.
Oct 6, 2023 | News Story
NYC's Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) recently announced that since November 2020, the City of New York has completed 10 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects on City properties; doubling the City’s total capacity to a total of 22 MW. This achievement equates to removing over 1,500 cars from city streets per year and reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by 8...
Oct 6, 2023 | News Story
On October 5, we recognized Latina Equal Pay Day, marking the symbolic date to which Latinas have to work—almost 22 months—to catch up to what their white, non-Hispanic male co-workers earned in 2022 alone.
Oct 6, 2023 | News Story
As of last Friday, there are now 25,000 UAW members on strike at 43 facilities in 21 states nationwide, including more than 75 members of UAW Local 3039 at the Stellantis parts distribution center in Tappan who have now been o