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Sep 2, 2022 | News Story
This year, the New York City Labor Movement will come together on Fifth Avenue for the first time since 2019, bringing back our annual Labor Day Parade with a spectacular show of solidarity and pride. And we'll do so on the 140th Anniversary of the first Labor Day Parade to ever take place in the United States, when more than 10,000 workers marched from New York City Hall to Union Square in 1882...
Sep 2, 2022 | News Story
60 million non-union workers in the U.S. say they would join a union if given the chance, but many don’t know where to begin. The Worker Organizing Resource and Knowledge (WORK) Center, launched this week by the U.S. Department of Labor, is a one-stop shop for information and resources on unions and collective bargaining for workers, employers, unions, government agencies, students and anyone...
Sep 2, 2022 | News Story
A union campaign dating back two years and involving workers at several New York-based architecture firms has notched its first victory. Employees of a 22-member firm, Bernheimer Architecture, announced Thursday that they had formed what appears to be the country’s only formal union at a private-sector architecture firm. The architects will join the International Association of Machinists and...
Sep 2, 2022 | News Story
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) hosted a nationwide informational picket yesterday, to send a strong message to airline management across the country that it’s time to address their operational problems and prioritize passengers, pilots and other frontline workers who made extraordinary sacrifices during the pandemic.
Sep 2, 2022 | News Story
NYU adjuncts, members of ACT-UAW Local 7902, are bargaining a new contract this year, with their current contract expiring at midnight on September 30th, 2022. Members are fighting hard for a significant pay raise, stronger reappointment rights, pay for training and other duties, better benefits, health insurance, and protection against course cancellation- the fair contract that they deserve.
Aug 26, 2022 | News Story
This week, the New York City labor movement once again showed that by working together, we can support pro-labor candidates at both the state and congressional levels. Our volunteers engaged thousands of union households through our member-to-member outreach in support of endorsed candidates. With our affiliates, we turned out our members to elect and re-elect strong labor champions who will...
Aug 26, 2022 | News Story
Dozens of Staten Island Ferry engineers who have been fighting for a pay boost are entitled to a higher wage, equivalent to what their private sector peers earn, a city administrative judge ruled on Tuesday. The decision by Judge Faye Lewis of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings impacts technicians making up half of the Staten Island Ferry crew union at roughly 50 people.
Aug 26, 2022 | News Story
On Wednesday, President Biden announced a plan to wipe out significant amounts of student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, by cancelling $10,000 in debt for those earning less than $125,000 per year and $20,000 for those who had received Pell grants for low-income families.
Aug 26, 2022 | News Story
Out of the ashes of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire rose the modern labor movement. Now, more than a century later, working people from around the nation are joining together to build the National Memorial to the workers who died in the Triangle Fire and to honor the legacy of reform their deaths inspired. To mark the 140th Anniversary of the first New York City Labor Day Parade, step...
Aug 26, 2022 | News Story
Help is on the way for New Yorkers seeking a union job in the transportation sector. The Consortium for Worker Education and partners in government, labor, and business are launching a new workforce training program, New York City Pathways to Industrial and Construction Careers (PINCC). The program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Good Jobs Challenge, which...