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Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
On the heels of the massive union victory at the NYC Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chelsea earlier this month, and unanimous wins at stores across the country over the last few days, four more stores in NYC and the metro area filed union petitions yesterday. The newest stores include the Williamsburg Reserve cafe (Brooklyn), Astoria – 31st Street/Ditmars Blvd (Queens), and stores in Nanuet (...
Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
On Wednesday, an estimated 10,000 building services essential workers, including 32BJ SEIU members from New York to Washington, D.C. to Miami, rallied on Park Avenue with supporters to demand that the Real Estate Advisory Board (RAB) agree to a new contract for 32,000 porters, doorpersons, superintendents, concierges and handypersons across the city that includes fair wage increases, fully...
Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
Actors’ Equity Association has filed with the NLRB to bargain on behalf of the actors and stage managers on the national tour of Broadway’s Waitress, which is running concurrently with a unionized tour. This comes after a successful card campaign where the company of this production asked for Equity to represent them.
Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
After Tuesday's horrific attack in the Brooklyn subway, transit workers, members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 helped passengers escape to safety, and their heroic quick thinking likely saved lives. National TWU President John Samuelson talked to NPR's Ailsa Chang about the attack and the larger issue of safety inside our city's transit system.
Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
On Tuesday, April 12th, the Worker Institute’s Labor Leading on Climate Initiative and Climate Jobs NY delivered a Carbon Free & Healthy Schools training. Additional sponsors included the UFT, AFSCME DC37, 32BJ SEIU, the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the New York City Central Labor Council, and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators.
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
Over the past month, thousands of union members across NYC and the nation signed petitions, wrote letters and called our senators. And now…we celebrate! The Senate yesterday voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She will be the first Black woman to serve as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson also has a strong track record of fighting for working people and protecting...
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
More than 50 nail salon workers, mostly immigrant women of color, gathered along with supporters in Zuccotti Park yesterday morning for a lively rally in support of the proposed New York Nail Salon Minimum Standards Council Act.
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
On Thursday, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memorandum to all Field offices announcing that she will ask the Board to find mandatory meetings in which employees are forced to listen to employer speech concerning the exercise of their statutory labor rights, including captive audience meetings, a violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
By now we've all celebrated the Staten Island Amazon workers' incredible victory in their NLRB election last week, but are you sure you're read allllll the takes? To make sure you don't miss anything, here's a roundup of just some of the best for your convenience:  
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
On Thursday, graduate student workers at Fordham University won their election to become members of CWA Local 1104 by a overwhelming vote of 229 to 15. The workers announced their intention to form a union in February, expressing their desire to bargain for a fair contract that will create a formal grievance structure, raise workers’ pay, secure affordable healthcare, ensure paid leave and...