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Feb 3, 2023 | News Story
Thursday, February 9, 6PM: Join us on Thursday, February 9 at 6:00PM for a panel discussion, live on Facebook, to discuss the role of the Labor Movement in the fight for racial, social, and economic justice, and the work that we will continue to do to move forward together.
Feb 3, 2023 | News Story
President Biden was in NYC on Tuesday announcing a $292 million Mega grant to help complete an early phase of the Hudson Tunnel project, part of the Gateway Program. The project will renovate the tunnel beneath the Hudson between New Jersey and Manhattan, a long-delayed upgrade after decades in which the government underfunded infrastructure.
Feb 3, 2023 | News Story
At 1:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Writers Guild of America, East members in the HuffPost Union secured a tentative agreement on a new contract with HuffPost and its parent company Buzzfeed. The Union will announce details of the deal upon ratification of the new collective bargaining agreement.
Feb 3, 2023 | News Story
Members of the Alphabet Workers Union held a rally in front of one of the company's NYC Google Store locations yesterday, protesting the recent layoffs of thousands of co-workers. Last month, the company announced the largest reduction in its history—12,000 positions, or 6% of its global workforce. Yesterday's protest began just minutes after parent company Alphabet Inc. reported fourth-quarter...
Feb 3, 2023 | News Story
Unionized employees on strike from HarperCollins Publishers hosted a rally yesterday outside parent company, News Corp, offices in Manhattan, where they were joined by supporters from unions across the City as well as elected officials. UAW Local 2110 represents 250+ employees in editorial, sales, publicity, design, legal, and marketing departments at HarperCollins. The union is bargaining for...
Feb 3, 2023 | News Story
"We vehemently condemn BDG’s decision to lay off nearly 40 unit members and shutter Gawker," the Bustle Digital Group Union (a unit of Writers Guild of America, East) said in a statement yesterday. The company made the announcement that it was eliminating about 8% of positions at the company and shutting down the revived media brand, about 18 months after reviving the title, on Wednesday. The...
Feb 3, 2023 | News Story
The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (CUNY SLU) is offering full scholarships for social justice activists and scholars interested in earning an MA in Labor Studies or a BA in Labor Studies.
Jan 27, 2023 | News Story
Post-production workers in the Film Unit of Saturday Night Live have signaled their readiness to strike over frustration with the slow pace of first contract negotiations. The overwhelming majority of the performers, artists, and craftspeople who make SNL have long enjoyed union representation, but a team of about twenty freelance editorial employees who assemble the show’s pre-recorded segments...
Jan 27, 2023 | News Story
The WGAE union contract at HuffPost expires at midnight on Tuesday, January 31. The union has been bargaining a new contract for months, and many important issues are still on the table: guaranteed wage increases, an industry-standard 401k match, health and safety provisions, and the ability to grieve out-of-title work. HuffPost Union members are not prepared to accept a CBA that does not move...
Jan 27, 2023 | News Story
On Wednesday, contracted cleaners from Twitter’s NYC and San Francisco offices, 32BJ SEIU members, labor leaders, elected officials, and allies rallied outside Twitter HQ in Manhattan. Cleaners at Twitter’s 245-249 West 17th St. location have had their lives being upended after Twitter canceled its contract with their employer Flagship Services with no explanation on December 19th. The cleaners...