News Stories

Jan 8, 2021 | News Story
AFM Local 802 is responding to the Metropolitan Opera's decision to hire non-Met musicians to perform under the banner of the Metropolitan Opera at the Opera's New Year's Eve gala. This is the fourth fundraising event where Met management is unethically outsourcing its musicians while, at the same time, attempting to use the pandemic as an opportunity to gut the regular Met musicians’ contract...
Dec 31, 2020 | News Story
As we come to the end of an unprecedented year in our city and our nation’s history, we’re taking a look back at all that we’ve accomplished as a city labor movement in the face of previously unimaginable obstacles. 
Dec 23, 2020 | News Story
On Monday, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, held a food distribution event which provided holiday meals to more than 200 working families in NYC. AFM Local 802 hosted us in front of their building on 48th Street in Manhattan, and we partnered with Amalgamated Bank, Pave the Way Foundation and the NYC Emergency Task Force to make sure that these families had something to celebrate...
Dec 23, 2020 | News Story
Today, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s (RWDSU), announced that by a vote of 88% to 12%, workers across all Housing Works locations voted to join the RWDSU.
Dec 23, 2020 | News Story
Laborers Local 79 and GNY LECET partnered with the community group Urban Upbound and developer RXR Realty to host a holiday food drive this week at the Queensbridge Houses. The food drive served over 150 households, providing non-perishable food for families to take home and prepare for their holiday meal.
Dec 23, 2020 | News Story
This week, as part of the ongoing campaign to #SaveNYCMusic, 55 musicians and members of AFM Local 802 donated their time and talent to benefit the Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund. Check out their fantastic Broadway Brass Holiday 2020 performance on YouTube!
Dec 23, 2020 | News Story
IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Christopher Erikson was interviewed by the Swedish Electricians Union's magazine Elektrikern, published earlier this month. In the article, Erikson discusses the 2020 presidential election and what it means to Local 3, IBEW, and organized labor as a whole.
Dec 18, 2020 | News Story
NYC fast food workers will get increased protections under two bills that passed in the City Council yesterday. The two bills will increase protections for workers at large fast food companies, expanding upon worker protection laws passed in 2017.
Dec 18, 2020 | News Story
Staff attorneys and social workers at Queens Defenders (QD) this week 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. QD provides criminal defense and related services for indigent clients in Queens. The almost seventy staff members are composed of criminal defense attorneys, immigration...
Dec 18, 2020 | News Story
Workers with Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement organization advocating to stop climate change and create millions of American jobs, have voted to form a union with CWA Local 1180. Management has agreed to recognize the staff union.