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Jan 12, 2024 | News Story
Through an interagency partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Board will now work with noncitizen workers (including undocumented workers) and their advocates to gain temporary protection from prosecution and potential deportation, as well as the ability to work legally in the U.S., if the worker is party to a workers' compensation claim.
Jan 5, 2024 | News Story
Workers at City World Ford in the Bronx are on strike! In July, the workers voted unanimously to unionize with UAW Local 259. Management has repeatedly ignored requests for information and dates to bargain, so the members voted unanimously to authorize a strike starting yesterday.
Jan 5, 2024 | News Story
New York’s minimum-wage workers had more than just the new year to celebrate Monday, with a pay bump kicking in as the clock ticked over to 2024. In the first of a series of annual increases slated for the Empire State, the minimum wage increased to $16 in New York City and some of its suburbs, up from $15. In the rest of the state, the new minimum wage is $15, up from $14.20.
Dec 29, 2023 | News Story
Just after midnight on Thursday, a bargaining committee composed of 32BJ SEIU members who clean New York City commercial building offices, transportation hubs and universities and union officers reached a tentative agreement with the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations.
Dec 26, 2023 | News Story
This year, the whole world watched as workers across New York City and across the country came together in an unprecedented wave of activism and solidarity. In NYC, we saw more than 70,000 striking workers hit the streets demanding fair contracts, improved working conditions, protections against unregulated technology and a voice at work.
Dec 22, 2023 | News Story
On Wednesday, an estimated 10,000 32BJ SEIU members rallied at 6th Ave & 50th St. to demand that the Realty Advisory Board agree to a new contract for 20,000 commercial cleaners, porters and handypersons across the city that includes fair wage increases, fully employer-paid health care for families and no cuts to job protections after essential cleaners demonstrated their commitment and...
Dec 22, 2023 | News Story
Healthcare workers with the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and Communications Workers of America District 1 (CWA D1), joined by other healthcare unions and labor leaders, held a rally and press conference Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to prioritize safe staffing, ahead of a crucial state legislative heari
Dec 22, 2023 | News Story
After more than a year of bargaining followed by an energetic 12-day strike, Sinai Postdoctoral Organizing Committee-UAW (SPOC-UAW) reached a Tentative Agreement this week with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai on a strong first contract on Monday.
Dec 22, 2023 | News Story
Production accountants at Local 161 have won union recognition for all Netflix accountants in New York and New Jersey. The bargaining unit also includes clerks, who are organizing with IATSE for the first time in the US.
Dec 15, 2023 | News Story
Postdoctoral researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, members of SPOC-UAW, are currently on an unfair labor practice strike in the process of reaching a fair contract. These members work full-time in areas like seeking cures for cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, and other research integral to solving significant public health issues. Postdocs have been bargaining with Mount...