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Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
Ready to serve a scrumptious union-made Thanksgiving dinner this year? Here's what you need to prepare your intimate family feast, from union-made cookware to favorite recipes from Union Plus.
Nov 12, 2021 | News Story
This week, the NYC Labor Movement joins the rest of our nation in thanking and recognizing our dedicated servicemembers and their families.
Nov 12, 2021 | News Story
The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a monumental political and legislative accomplishment. This is a $1.2 trillion investment in our infrastructure after decades of decline, and America’s workers are ready to rebuild our country. This is a tremendous victory for working people in New York State in particular, where the investment will mean:  
Nov 12, 2021 | News Story
On Wednesday, the New York City Council passed a groundbreaking law regulating construction industry body shops, which prey on people returning home from incarceration and leverage workers' parole mandates of maintaining employment as a condition of their release. These body shops take advantage of the scarcity of job opportunities available to formerly incarcerated New Yorkers, who are told that...
Nov 12, 2021 | News Story
Student workers including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University are wrapping up the second week of their strike, the second-largest in the country. This week's actions included pups on the picket line, bargaining, digital picketing, teach-ins, music, rallies, and more. Click here for today's schedule of events.
Nov 8, 2021 | News Story
The temperature is dropping and it's time to update that wardrobe with some Union-Made goods to keep you warm.   Click below for the .PDF.
Nov 5, 2021 | News Story
New York City taxi workers this week reached a historic debt relief agreement with New York City and a private asset management company after more than a month of protests and fifteen days of a hunger strike calling on the City to to do more to help resolve the financial and humanitarian crisis that has plagued taxi medallion owner-drivers.
Nov 5, 2021 | News Story
On Wednesday, Columbia University student workers including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research assistants went on strike, in what constitutes the second-largest such action happening in the United States right now, second only to the strike still being fought by their UAW siblings at John Deere.
Nov 5, 2021 | News Story
More than 500 Warrior Met Mineworkers brought their picket line from Alabama to Manhattan this week, and the New York City Labor Movement was out in force to welcome them. The United Mineworkers of America (UMWA) members, on strike for 8 months now for fair benefits, wages, and safe working conditions, marched in the streets to the headquarters of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager and...
Nov 5, 2021 | News Story
In the Labor Movement, we need to constantly reevaluate what we consider to be the facts, the realities, of what it means to work in America. And when the shape of work changes, we need to change with it. Better yet, we need to create the terms and conditions for what is considered acceptable, “employee-employer,” relations.