News Stories

Mar 15, 2019 | News Story
Air travelers and airline workers won an important fight for aviation safety this week after the Transport Workers Union led the charge, calling for Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes to be grounded until the cause of the weekend crash in Ethiopia is determined.
Mar 15, 2019 | News Story
In a first for the podcasting industry, the 83-person staff of Gimlet Media, a podcasting startup acquired by music streaming service Spotify for $230 million in February, is unionizing with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Gimlet, based in Brooklyn, was founded in 2014 and produces popular podcasts including Reply All, StartUp, and Crimetown.
Mar 15, 2019 | News Story
Ashraf Azim opens up to fellow drivers about what goes through his mind when a passenger who looks menacing gets into his car. He says he thinks of his family. “Particularly one night, believe you me, I had said my last prayers,” Azim, a driver for Uber and Juno, says. “My wife and my kids, it’s right there in the mind, I’m not going to see them. He clearly said, 'I am into the death and killing...
Mar 15, 2019 | News Story
In response to Federal tax cuts for the wealthy, which have resulted in a proposed $550 million ($1.1 billion with Federal matching funds) cut in State healthcare funding, 1199SEIU held a series of “Stop the Cuts” community rallies statewide last week.
Mar 15, 2019 | News Story
Last week, the national AFL-CIO and more than 30 other labor unions and allied organizations sent letters to Congressional leadership from both parties, urging them to work together to immediately pass a law that will give permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Without Congressional...
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
The votes are in—Registered Nurses at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore, Mt. Sinai, Mt. Sinai West, and St. Luke's have voted by 97% (8533-230) to authorize a strike. Between these hospitals, NYSNA represents more than 10,000 nurses whose contract expired in December of 2018.
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
City University of New York students say “We believe in our dreams. Why won't Albany believe in us?" in this new TV ad from the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing 30,000 faculty and staff. Watch and share the ad on Facebook.
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
The 169-member editorial staff at Gizmodo Media Group has unanimously ratified its second collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Gizmodo Media Group, which is owned by Fusion Media Group, a division of Univision Communications, includes the popular websites Deadspin, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku, io9, Jalopnik, Splinter, The Root, Jezebel and Earther. The...
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
Join the NYC Central Labor Council on April 11th to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and honor Robert Bonanza, Business Manager, LIUNA Mason Tenders District Council; Gloria Middleton, President, CWA Local 1180; and the Independent Drivers Guild, a non-profit affiliate of the Machinists Union. For information on purchasing tickets and/or reserving journal ads, please call the NYC CLC office at 212-...
Jan 25, 2019 | News Story
United Way, one of the AFL-CIO’s national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line that helps people including furloughed workers find local resources they may be eligible to obtain 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 2-1-1 line can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can...