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Feb 26, 2021 | News Story
Yesterday, Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW Local 2110 held in-person and virtual rallies to mark two years of bargaining for a contract, saying that Columbia University's persistent stonewalling for these two years leaves them no choice but to escalate in their efforts to ensure decent conditions for student workers. At noon, members and supporters gathered at a masked and socially distanced in-...
Feb 26, 2021 | News Story
A group of staffers at the public advocate’s office are one step closer to negotiating their first contract as a union, bringing organized labor to one of the last remaining nooks in city government. The city’s Office of Labor Relations last week granted voluntary recognition to the team of 41 non-managerial employees in Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ office.
Feb 26, 2021 | News Story
"Over the last ten years, local construction firms have increasingly profited from the flow of people leaving prison. The most outrageous firms are literally called 'Body Shops'.
Feb 26, 2021 | News Story
The hotel industry is urging NY State to designate its staffers as crucial front-line workers so they can be vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 400 members of the Hotel Trades Council died after getting infected with COVID-19, with many employees contracting the virus on the job.
Feb 26, 2021 | News Story
Actors' Equity Association, representing actors and stage managers in live theatre, is still seeing record levels of unemployment as theatre remains closed due to the pandemic. Equity members earn their health insurance through union contracts, so thousands of workers have lost access to healthcare over the last year during the industry's shutdown.
Feb 26, 2021 | News Story
CJNY's Education Fund hosted its first 2021 Long Island Climate Change and Offshore Wind Training in coordination with Cornell's Worker Institute. We had over 30 union members join to learn the science behind climate change, how New York is leading on climate and the importance of the labor movement helping drive responsible offshore wind development. If you're interested in participating in a...
Feb 26, 2021 | News Story
This week at AFM Local 802, the union celebrates that the first New York "pop-up" concerts with Jon Batiste and Stay Human were covered under a union contract, and that the AFL-CIO featured Local 802 member Akua Dixon (left) for Black History Month.
Feb 26, 2021 | News Story
The labor and arts communities of New York mourn the loss of Mark Plesent, co-artistic director of the Working Theater. Since 1985, the Working Theater has produced plays and hosted industructional programs as a professional off-Broadway theater company for, about, and by the working men and women of New York.
Feb 26, 2021 | News Story
Roughly a hundred organizers have been calling workers from Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse in recent weeks, making the case for why they should unionize. The organizing effort extends well beyond the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which would represent the facility’s employees.
Feb 19, 2021 | News Story
"Nobody feels safe in the subway. Not the riders and certainly not the workers. Daily ridership was down 3.5 million last year. But more people were robbed, raped and murdered in the system than in 2019," writes Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano in a NY Daily News Op-Ed. "Nearly 360 riders were victims of a felony assault last year. That’s just 20 fewer than the year before,...