News Stories

Sep 22, 2023 | News Story
Independent Brooklyn coffee shop and bar The Daily Press has become the first independent cafe in NYC to win a union contract with Workers United NY/NJ. Through their unique union contract, workers have transformed the Daily Press into a cooperatively run cafe and bar, the first of its kind in NYC.
Sep 22, 2023 | News Story
On Tuesday, the New York City Council honored Climate Jobs New York with a proclamation to recognize the coalition's work to achieve good union jobs within the ever-expanding green economy. CJNY was honored at the event alongside environmental groups and was issued the proclamation by Council Speaker Adams and Councilmembers Sandy Nurse, Carmen De La Rosa, Amanda Farías, Alexa Avilés, and James...
Sep 22, 2023 | News Story
On Wednesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas announced the extension and redesignation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. As a result, Venezuelans who were continuously residing in the country before July 31, 2023, among other criteria, will have temporary protection from removal and work authorizations. Acquiring such protection will make it easier for...
Sep 22, 2023 | News Story
Support animation production workers by sending a letter to encourage Disney leadership to do the right thing and recognize the demand of Production Coordinators, Production Managers, and Production Supervisors to join IATSE Local 839, The Animation Guild (TAG). This is the same union that represents the artists and TDs they work alongside each and every day. The Walt Disney Company is a massive...
Sep 15, 2023 | News Story
On Saturday morning, the rain held off and spirits soared as more than 75,000 workers from across our City and region came together to march in solidarity up Fifth Avenue at the 2023 NYC Labor Day Parade. 200-plus local unions and constituency groups were joined by Federal, State, and City elected officials, with approximately 30,000 supporters cheering them on from the sidewalks.
Sep 15, 2023 | News Story
At 11:59 last night, contracts for 150,000 UAW autoworkers at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis expired.
Sep 15, 2023 | News Story
During the busy Saturday afternoon shopping rush, members of REI Union SoHo stopped work and walked off the job to protest REI’s decision to cut the wages of many members of the bargaining unit. ULP charges were filed regarding the wage cuts. Workers demanded that REI immediately return to the bargaining table and immediately reinstate the higher wages they earned before June 1, 2023. Notably,...
Sep 15, 2023 | News Story
Hundreds of union members from Long Island to Buffalo to Trenton answered the call on Thursday, as the NYS and NJ AFL-CIOs held a Union Strong Day of action in support of striking Writers Guild of America East and SAG-AFTRA members.
Sep 15, 2023 | News Story
On Thursday, Climate Jobs NY co-hosted a “Rally for Solar Power” with New York City Councilmembers Sandy Nurse, Carmen De La Rosa, Pierina Sánchez and Climate Works for All. Dozens of union workers and community members gathered at City Hall to rally in support of newly introduced city legislation sponsored by CM Nurse that would install rooftop solar on all public buildings. The rally took place...
Sep 8, 2023 | News Story
Staten Island Ferry workers who have gone without a pay raise since 2009 on Monday announced the achievement of a transformative new collective bargaining agreement with the City that guarantees an immediate 28.55% retroactive salary increase for the ferry system’s roughly 120 engineers, captains and mates. Ninety-four percent of workers approved the contract, which expires in January 2027.