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Nov 24, 2021 | News Story
This week the New York City Council passed historic labor harmony legislation into law.
Nov 24, 2021 | News Story
Columbia student workers are still on strike in what is currently the largest such action in the country. Three thousand workers, including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University, are now in the fourth week of their strike. (Photo by @jeremychiuu via @SW_Columbia)
Nov 24, 2021 | News Story
As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), is urging holiday shoppers to treat workers with dignity and respect as they return to shopping in stores amid supply-chain issues.
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
Members of three New York Times bargaining units joined forces along with supporters including the NYC CLC on Tuesday to deliver a message to management: Stop union busting. Respect our union.
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
Thousands of nursing home workers from hundreds of facilities across the state marched from Times Square to SEIU1199 headquarters on Seventh Avenue on Wednesday to tell nursing home owners that they deserve a fair contract with good wages, safe working conditions, affordable, comprehensive health benefits and a dignified retirement. 1199 represents 33,000 nursing home workers from 250 facilities...
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
With the end of the John Deere strike earlier this week, the Columbia student workers strike is now the largest strike action in the country. Three thousand workers, including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University, are wrapping up the third week of their strike. Click here for today's schedule of events.
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
New York Metro Area Postal Union, APWU President Jonathan Smith sat down with Samantha Bee on this week's episode of Full Frontal to talk about how Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is trying to sabotage not only the Postal Service, but people's confidence in the Postal Service, with the largest rollback of consumer mail services in a generation.
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
Musicians deserve a fair contract! American Federation of Musicians Local 802 has filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) for failing to negotiate in good faith with its musicians.
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
This week, the New York Daily News reported that billionaire John Catsimatidis is flouting labor law by underpaying oil truck drivers delivering heating oil to public schools and other city buildings, based on a compliant filed with the New York City Comptroller. United Metro Energy Corp. has received over $100 million in City contracts, but records provided by Teamsters Local 553 show that the...
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
This week was National Apprenticeship Week, and the labor movement has been celebrating the drive and success of thousands of union apprentices across the country. Apprenticeships offer workers the chance to earn while they learn, opening doors to the middle class as an alternative to traditional higher education. Click here to watch a new video from the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) about...