News Stories

Sep 10, 2021 | News Story
This weekend, we honor the memories of all those who tragically lost their lives 20 years ago on September 11th, including the more than than 600 who were members of New York City unions. In addition to the first responders who were lost rushing to the aid of others, these included restaurant workers, communications workers, building trades workers and others in the World Trade Center and...
Sep 10, 2021 | News Story
As the Department of Transportation struggles to provide full service on the Staten Island Ferry amid ongoing staffing issues, the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA), the union that represents the captains, assistant captains, mates, chief engineers and marine engineers, is making the case that the city’s continued refusal to provide a new contract with higher compensation has...
Sep 10, 2021 | News Story
t takes a team. That’s the anti-OPTO (One-Person Train Operation) message TWU Local 100 shared with media and elected officials during the recent subway power outage and the incredible flooding that came days later. In both emergencies, Local 100 Conductors and Train Operators urged riders to remain calm as they orchestrated train evacuations in these very difficult circumstances.
Sep 10, 2021 | News Story
Last Friday, the staff at Brooklyn Defender Services (“BDS”) resoundingly confirmed their desire to form a wall-to-wall union and enter into contract negotiations with their employer. This election was the culmination of over a year-long effort during which a supermajority of non-managerial workers across practice areas and roles signed cards indicating their support for the BDS Union. The...
Sep 10, 2021 | News Story
Staff attorneys, senior staff attorneys, senior counsel, paralegals, mailroom clerks, and social work and reentry staff at Appellate Advocates have announced their intent to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys - UAW Local 2325 by filing an election petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and requesting that management immediately voluntarily recognize the union.
Sep 10, 2021 | News Story
Hundreds of labor union members, leaders, and supporters joined the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO for our Annual Banner Procession and Labor Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Wednesday. We were also honored to be joined by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, NYS Attorney General Letitia James, NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, and NYS Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon...
Sep 6, 2021 | News Story
Today, we observe Labor Day by recognizing all working people for their contributions to our nation and giving them a chance to enjoy a well-earned rest and time with their loved ones. This year’s observance is particularly meaningful, as we express our gratitude for the frontline and essential workers who have worked tirelessly for their fellow New Yorkers, and honor the memories of working...
Sep 3, 2021 | News Story
New York City's first responders, transportation workers, sanitation workers, health care workers, utility workers and more were once again there when we needed them most, as Ida's remnants caused massive flooding across the boroughs on Wednesday night. Workers got their fellow New Yorkers out of immediate danger and worked tirelessly to get this City running again.
Sep 3, 2021 | News Story
According to a new Gallup poll released this week, 68% percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Statistically similar to last year's 65%, and consistent with a trend of steady increase among nearly all major demographic subgroups since 2016, the current reading is the highest Gallup has measured since 71% in 1965.
Sep 3, 2021 | News Story
AFM Local 802 President Adam Krauthamer and sixteen elected officials from across New York have called on the New York City Ballet to negotiate with its musicians and settle on a fair contract. The letter (download a PDF here), addressed to NYC Ballet Executive Director Katherine E. Brown, stated in part: