News Stories

Nov 30, 2021 | News Story
Workers in New York City and across the country are striking to better their working conditions, pay, and benefits in the face of stalled contract negotiations, staggering corporate profits and executive pay, and apathetic management. Today, Giving Tuesday, please consider making a contribution to some of the hardship funds that go toward supporting working families whom have made the difficult...
Nov 24, 2021 | News Story
After two years of bargaining, The New York Times Company has continued to delay Wirecutter Union's negotiations through unfair labor practices and wage offers that significantly underpay  staff. With management refusing to come to the table to reach a deal, 100% of the union, a unit of NewsGuild of New York, will be striking from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.
Nov 24, 2021 | News Story
Workers at billionaire John Catsimatidis's United Metro Energy Corp have been on strike since April 19th. The immigrant workers provided gasoline, diesel, and heating oil to New York throughout the pandemic, while Catsimatidis — a major political donor — paid them wages as much as 50% lower than at other city oil companies. UMEC terminal workers, fleet mechanics, and service technicians voted to...
Nov 24, 2021 | News Story
We have always known that reducing class size is integral to student achievement, teacher retention and equitable schools, but it’s now also become an issue of public health. We must learn from the pandemic and take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses in the future. It’s time to recognize that we need safe classroom occupancy limits.
Nov 24, 2021 | News Story
This week the New York City Council passed historic labor harmony legislation into law.
Nov 24, 2021 | News Story
Columbia student workers are still on strike in what is currently the largest such action in the country. Three thousand workers, including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University, are now in the fourth week of their strike. (Photo by @jeremychiuu via @SW_Columbia)
Nov 24, 2021 | News Story
As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), is urging holiday shoppers to treat workers with dignity and respect as they return to shopping in stores amid supply-chain issues.
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
Members of three New York Times bargaining units joined forces along with supporters including the NYC CLC on Tuesday to deliver a message to management: Stop union busting. Respect our union.
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
Thousands of nursing home workers from hundreds of facilities across the state marched from Times Square to SEIU1199 headquarters on Seventh Avenue on Wednesday to tell nursing home owners that they deserve a fair contract with good wages, safe working conditions, affordable, comprehensive health benefits and a dignified retirement. 1199 represents 33,000 nursing home workers from 250 facilities...
Nov 19, 2021 | News Story
With the end of the John Deere strike earlier this week, the Columbia student workers strike is now the largest strike action in the country. Three thousand workers, including undergraduate and graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University, are wrapping up the third week of their strike. Click here for today's schedule of events.