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Oct 20, 2023 | News Story
The orchestra of NYC music producer Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), members of American Federation of Musicians Local 802, has reached a 5 year tentative agreement after eight months on strike and four years of bargaining. Workers were fighting for the very essential rights that every worker deserves: job security, health and retirement benefits, and fair wages.
Oct 20, 2023 | News Story
Allies from the NYC Labor Movement rallied in New York City on Wednesday in support of BCTGM Local 390G workers on strike against International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) in Memphis, Tenn. The rally called attention to the strike, now in its fifth month, and urged the company’s negotiators to return to the bargaining table. Among the crowd, which gathered in front of the company’s headquarters...
Oct 20, 2023 | News Story
On Tuesday, the NYC CLC and UFT held our Future in Focus: Exploring the World of Organized Labor and Unionized Careers event, an opportunity for students to learn about unionized careers in New York City, as well as collective bargaining and the impact of organized labor on our society. They also had the chance to hear directly from young workers, all members of various IATSE locals, working...
Oct 20, 2023 | News Story
RWDSU/UFCW Local 338, UFCW Local 1500 and UFCW Local 342 gathered in Manhattan's Astor Place Wednesday morning to show Wegmans that New York is a union town! Members educated opening day shoppers on the #UnionDifference and encouraged them to support the workers if they choose to unionize.
Oct 20, 2023 | News Story
The UAW Big Three Stand Up Strike continues, and members at the Stellantis plant in Tappan, NY need our support. Here's how to help:
Oct 13, 2023 | News Story
Nearly 113 years after the tragedy, the long-awaited public memorial to the victims and legacy of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was dedicated Wednesday in front of a crowd numbering in the thousands at the site of the historic fire in New York City. The Triangle Fire Memorial is now a permanent element on the very building that housed the Triangle Factory, at the corner of Greene...
Oct 13, 2023 | News Story
The musicians of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, represented by AFM Local 802, rallied this week outside Lincoln Center as the ballet celebrated its 75th anniversary. As the ballet served cake to audience members in a post-concert reception, the musicians had signs outside letting the public know that "it’s not a happy birthday because management refuses to pay fair wages to the orchestra."
Oct 13, 2023 | News Story
The Jewish Museum unionized staff have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first union contract after over a year of organizing and negotiations.   “The whole process of unionizing our workplace has been transformative for us as Museum staff, and it’s empowering to know we have legally enforceable rights supporting us and our work.” said Amelia Kutschbach, who is an editor at the Museum.
Oct 13, 2023 | News Story
Workers at Alamo Drafthouse, the movie theater chain known for dine-in service and strict policies on etiquette, voted to unionize yesterday in Lower Manhattan, with 65% of workers voting in favor of joining UAW Local 2179. The bargaining unit consists of approximately 100 full-time and part-time employees, including wait staff, line cooks, bartenders, box office, custodians and dishwashers.
Oct 13, 2023 | News Story
In a major expansion of the nationwide strike actions, 8,700 UAW members walked off the job Wednesday, shutting down Ford Motor Company’s iconic and extremely profitable Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville. The strike was called by union leaders after Ford refused to make further movement in bargaining. The surprise move marks a new phase in the UAW’s Stand Up Strike. Previous expansions of the...