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Nov 4, 2022 | News Story
Workers at a Starbucks-Amazon Go convenience store near Times Square filed a petition for a union election Friday—and one worker told THE CITY that supporters are already feeling the heat from management, receiving threats of write-ups and citations for coming to work in pro-union T-shirts.
Nov 4, 2022 | News Story
In another step towards parity for Staten Island Ferry marine engineers, the City Comptroller’s office has determined that the engineers should be paid wages comparable to other mariners in the New York City area.
Nov 4, 2022 | News Story
The NYC Roastery has been on strike since Tuesday of last week over an urgent health and safety issue. This week, Workers United filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board asking it to investigate the NYC Roastery over its allegation that the company’s failure to provide information violated the law. Management confirmed that there had been prior reporting of...
Nov 4, 2022 | News Story
Workers at the Daily Press—a cafe and bar on Somers Street and Rockaway Avenue—announced Wednesday their intention to file for union recognition with Workers United NY/NJ. The move comes after Daily Press' owner in October announced "drastic and sudden" cuts to their hours. In response, the workers began to organize for a union to represent the eleven employees.
Nov 4, 2022 | News Story
"It’s no secret that when a new administration enters the White House, it is immediately evaluated by the promises made during the election campaign. The case has been no different for President Biden," writes New York City and New York State Building and Construction Trades Council President Gary LaBarbera in an OpEd published recently in amNY.
Nov 4, 2022 | News Story
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), this week applauded the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia blocking the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, a transaction that would reduce competition for the talent and work of writers and thereby reduce their ability to earn a reasonable living.
Oct 28, 2022 | News Story
We are only THREE DAYS AWAY from the deadline for the limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver! If you work in nonprofits or in local government/public service you may be eligible for the PSLF waiver and the chance to erase ALL of your federal student debt, but you must apply by October 31!
Oct 28, 2022 | News Story
On Tuesday, workers at the flagship Starbucks NYC Roastery on 9th Avenue in Manhattan walked off the job, beginning a strike in response to health and safety issues including mold and bedbugs. In the days since they've been joined on their picket line by hundreds of supporters including the NYC CLC and union members and electeds from all around the City. The workers at the Roastery voted to...
Oct 28, 2022 | News Story
On Monday, workers at Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-NY), a statewide grassroots membership organization that builds power among low-income people directly impacted by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, mass incarceration, and homelessness, announced their intention to unionize with Legal Aid Attorneys UAW 2325. In a letter delivered to management and posted to social media, workers at the...
Oct 28, 2022 | News Story
Last Friday, Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) staff announced their decision to form a union with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), presenting a letter to Executive Director Andy Reicher and Chair of the Board John Warren with a 3-day deadline to voluntarily recognize the union. Unfortunately, that deadline has passed, and so workers this week filed a petition...