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Aug 11, 2023 | News Story
On Monday, thousands of customers and allies organized leafleting events outside of not-yet unionized Starbucks stores nationwide. The goal of these events was to have conversations with customers about Starbucks’ union busting behavior, and use the flyers to activate them in the Starbucks Workers United campaign.
Aug 11, 2023 | News Story
Unionized workers at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City have ratified a contract by a 97% margin after two years of negotiations. Staffers across departments, including curators, conservators, educators, and public programming team members, unionized through Local 2110 UAW in October 2021.
Aug 11, 2023 | News Story
Visual Effects (VFX) crews at Marvel Studios have filed for a unionization election with the National Labor Relations Board, Monday. The move signals a major shift in an industry that has largely remained non-union since VFX was pioneered during production of the first Star Wars films in the 1970s. A supermajority of Marvel’s more than 50-worker crew had signed authorization cards indicating they...
Aug 11, 2023 | News Story
In an OpEd published in a recent issue of amNY, NYC and NYS Building Trades President Gary LaBarbera writes that for more than 200 years, prevailing wage rules have helped ensure all hard-working New Yorkers, no matter their race or background, get paid what they deserve, playing a critical role in raising those from disenfranchised neighborhoods and communities into the middle class with pay...
Aug 4, 2023 | News Story
NYSNA nurses have won a new contract with NYC Health+Hospitals (H+H)/ mayoral agencies and the City of New York. The contract package includes an award for pay parity and safe staffing, several agreements to improve nurse retention, and the creation of a citywide nurse float pool to improve staffing and reduce the overreliance on temporary travel nurse contracts. The five-and-a-half-year contract...
Aug 4, 2023 | News Story
Council Members Carmen De La Rosa and Amanda Farias this week sponsored resolutions in support of fair contract negotiations for both the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the
Aug 4, 2023 | News Story
As CEOs rush to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) in their businesses in ways that can hurt workers and drive inequality, executive pay remains unacceptably high, according to this year’s AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch website paywatch.org. In 2022, the average CEO-to-worker-pay ratio of companies in the S&P 500 Index was 272-to-1.
Aug 4, 2023 | News Story
Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW-UAW) will go to the polls on Monday, August 7th, and the Sinai Postdoctoral Organizing Committee (SPOC-UAW) will begin their vote on Thursday, August 10th. Last week, hundreds of Postdocs at both campuses attended a mass meeting to discuss their options.
Aug 4, 2023 | News Story
Nearly nine months after the conclusion of a hearing into the question of their union eligibility, Photo Editors and Lead Photo Editors at The Wall Street Journal learned this week that the National Labor Relations Board has directed an election to be held so they may be represented by IAPE TNG-CWA Local 1096.
Jul 28, 2023 | News Story
With only days to go before a potential strike of more than 340,0000 UPS Teamsters nationwide, the union announced Tuesday that they have reached a tentative agreement with the company. The UPS Teamsters National Negotiating Committee unanimously endorsed the five-year TA, which will next go to representatives of 176 UPS Teamster locals for review and recommendation before heading to the union's...