News Stories

Jan 11, 2019 | News Story
SAG-AFTRA and New York Public Radio (NYPR) this week announced that they have reached a Voluntary Recognition Agreement that will add over 25 new employees – including reporters for the news site Gothamist – to the union’s longstanding collective bargaining unit, which covers approximately 175 workers at NYPR. The new unit made the request to unionize on Nov. 26, 2018.
Jan 11, 2019 | News Story
Editorial staffers at Refinery29, a web site focused largely on Millennial women, are the latest to unionize under the Writers Guild of America East. The group said a “clear majority” of the site’s 40-member staff has signed union cards and asked management for voluntary recognition in order to begin a collective bargaining process.
Jan 11, 2019 | News Story
Fatal work injuries totaled 87 in 2017 for New York City, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday, with the number of work-related fatalities in New York City rising by 31 from 2016. Falls, slips, and trips accounted for 31 fatal work injuries, and violence and other injuries by persons or animals resulted in 24 fatalities. These two major categories accounted for 63 percent of all...
Dec 21, 2018 | News Story
After three contract extensions, months of bargaining and over two years of uncertainty and fight-back, 1199SEIU workers employed by NYU Langone have reached a new contract with their employer. As a result of caregivers showing NYU they will do what it takes to maintain the quality of jobs and care for New Yorkers, NYU is rejoining the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes, and workers will be...
Dec 21, 2018 | News Story
The Writers Guild of America, East announced this week that the video, editorial, social and content acquisition staffs at The Dodo—the digital news site focused on animals and animal rights—voted unanimously in favor of ratifying their first union contract. The Dodo is the second Group Nine Media subsidiary to unionize with the WGA, East: the lifestyle publication Thrillist ratified their first...
Dec 21, 2018 | News Story
On November 30, members of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers (ATPAM) ratified a renewal agreement with The Broadway League governing employment for Theatrical Managers (Company and House) and Press Agents on Broadway and on touring productions. Over 58% of membership cast votes with 297 voting in favor of the agreement and 36 voting against.
Dec 21, 2018 | News Story
After months of bargaining, informational pickets and a strike vote, nearly 30,000 nursing home caregivers and other workers at nursing homes throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and Rockland County have reached strong contract agreements with their employers just in time for the holidays. The contracts are modeled after the ground-breaking contract 1199SEIU hospital and...
Dec 21, 2018 | News Story
After nearly two years at the negotiating table, Law360 editorial staffers unanimously approved a first contract that offers significant improvements in pay, working conditions and security to Guild-covered employees at the LexisNexis-owned legal news site.
Dec 21, 2018 | News Story
Spectrum customers—along with the NY Attorney General’s office—have a long list of gripes with Spectrum Cable. With an income over $490 million and CEO Tom Rutledge earning a salary of $98.5 million, it’s clear that Spectrum Cable is fleecing its customers, overcharging for horrible service while raking in huge profits. Meanwhile, over 1,800 Spectrum workers have been on strike for two years...
Dec 14, 2018 | News Story
The city’s Housing Authority and Teamsters Local 237 have struck a deal on a new contract that will for the first time allow employees to do weekend maintenance work at NYCHA housing. The tentative agreement includes annual raises of of 2%, 2.25% and 3%, and workers will receive 2 percent back pay from May 2018. Additionally, 237 members will receive annual annuity increases of nearly $500 by the...