News Stories

Mar 15, 2019 | News Story
Ashraf Azim opens up to fellow drivers about what goes through his mind when a passenger who looks menacing gets into his car. He says he thinks of his family. “Particularly one night, believe you me, I had said my last prayers,” Azim, a driver for Uber and Juno, says. “My wife and my kids, it’s right there in the mind, I’m not going to see them. He clearly said, 'I am into the death and killing...
Mar 15, 2019 | News Story
In response to Federal tax cuts for the wealthy, which have resulted in a proposed $550 million ($1.1 billion with Federal matching funds) cut in State healthcare funding, 1199SEIU held a series of “Stop the Cuts” community rallies statewide last week.
Mar 15, 2019 | News Story
Last week, the national AFL-CIO and more than 30 other labor unions and allied organizations sent letters to Congressional leadership from both parties, urging them to work together to immediately pass a law that will give permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Without Congressional...
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
The votes are in—Registered Nurses at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore, Mt. Sinai, Mt. Sinai West, and St. Luke's have voted by 97% (8533-230) to authorize a strike. Between these hospitals, NYSNA represents more than 10,000 nurses whose contract expired in December of 2018.
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
City University of New York students say “We believe in our dreams. Why won't Albany believe in us?" in this new TV ad from the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing 30,000 faculty and staff. Watch and share the ad on Facebook.
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
The 169-member editorial staff at Gizmodo Media Group has unanimously ratified its second collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Gizmodo Media Group, which is owned by Fusion Media Group, a division of Univision Communications, includes the popular websites Deadspin, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku, io9, Jalopnik, Splinter, The Root, Jezebel and Earther. The...
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
Join the NYC Central Labor Council on April 11th to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and honor Robert Bonanza, Business Manager, LIUNA Mason Tenders District Council; Gloria Middleton, President, CWA Local 1180; and the Independent Drivers Guild, a non-profit affiliate of the Machinists Union. For information on purchasing tickets and/or reserving journal ads, please call the NYC CLC office at 212-...
Jan 25, 2019 | News Story
United Way, one of the AFL-CIO’s national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line that helps people including furloughed workers find local resources they may be eligible to obtain 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 2-1-1 line can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can...
Jan 18, 2019 | News Story
Slate’s 51-member editorial and podcast staff this week ratified its first collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East. The three-year agreement includes a minimum starting salary of $51,000, annual pay increases, the rights to derivative works, protections against online harassment, codifying anti-harassment policies and a diversity task force, non-discrimination...
Jan 18, 2019 | News Story
UFCW Local 1500 members have produced a new video welcoming brothers and sisters from King Kullen stores (recently acquired by Stop & Shop) into the Local 1500 union family, and making sure they know that are are not alone in this new chapter in their work lives. Click here to watch UFCW's video, and