News Stories

Jun 24, 2022 | News Story
When Local 3, IBEW “A” journeyman Chris Kelly left work on Friday, the building trades at The Spiral (66 Hudson Blvd) worksite gave a special send-off to one of their own. Local 3 members working for Forest Electric organized the entire crew to erupt in applause as Chris walked off into retirement after 37 years in the electrical industry. The video has garnered over 200,000 views on Facebook and...
Jun 17, 2022 | News Story
NYC-based worker rights organizations are celebrating along with fans the selection of the New York/New Jersey region yesterday to host games for the upcoming 2026 World Cup. With the games set to take place in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, local leaders allied with Dignity 2026 - Workers & Communities United for Rights at the World Cup look forward to an ongoing dialogue on human...
Jun 17, 2022 | News Story
At the 29th AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia this week, delegates elected Liz Shuler to serve as President of the federation of 57 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. Delegates also elected Fred Redmond to serve as Secretary-Treasurer, the first African American to hold the office. Shuler delivered...
Jun 17, 2022 | News Story
This week, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Microsoft announced they have entered into a ground-breaking labor neutrality agreement, the first of its kind in the technology industry. The agreement will apply at video game company Activision Blizzard beginning 60 days after Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision closes. Quality Assurance workers at Activision’s Raven Software video...
Jun 17, 2022 | News Story
Members of Steamfitters Local 638, Sheet Metal Workers Local 28, Laborers Local 79, IBEW Local 3, Plumbers Local 1 and supporters are calling on legendary actor and native son of New York, Robert De Niro to ensure that the men and women working on the outside of the new $600 million-dollar, state-of-the-art studio being built by his studio production company, Wildflower LTD in Astoria are...
Jun 17, 2022 | News Story
Over 100 ALAA-UAW Local 2325 members at Queens Defenders, accompanied by their union siblings from The Legal Aid Society, New York Legal Assistance Group, and 1199SEIU, rallied for an informational picket on Queens Boulevard, as they continue their 1.5 year struggle with Queens Defenders for a first contract. Queens Defenders staff have proudly provided excellent criminal defense representation...
Jun 17, 2022 | News Story
The FY 2023 New York State budget included up to $3000 bonuses for frontline healthcare workers to acknowledge their efforts and the need to incentivize healthcare workers to enter and stay in healthcare. However, resident physicians were not included despite being on the Covid frontlines since the beginning and very much in need of support and relief.
Jun 17, 2022 | News Story
You won’t have much luck trying to pay for groceries by telling the cashier you’re an “essential worker,” AFSCME District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido told several hundred city workers at a rally in Foley Square yesterday. The union’s 100,000 members, who encompass clerks, hospital workers, librarians, probation officers, sewage-treatment workers, and 911 operators among others —...
Jun 17, 2022 | News Story
Vox Media’s 360-member bargaining unit yesterday near unanimously ratified its second collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). The 11th-hour agreement came after six months of bargaining that saw 95% of the unit sign a strike pledge, and the WGAE Council unanimously authorize a strike if a deal was not reached before the unit’s first contract expired on June...
Jun 17, 2022 | News Story
Musicians of the New York Philharmonic, who are members of AFM Local 802, celebrated the recent news that their salaries and seniority and overscale payments will be restored to their pre-pandemic levels. When the pandemic shuttered venues in 2020, NY Philharmonic musicians and management agreed to significant reductions in pay in order to allow the organization to withstand an unprecedented 18-...