News Stories

Apr 23, 2021 | News Story
New York lawmakers this week passed legislation mandating extensive new workplace health and safety protections in response to the COVID crisis. The New York Health and Essential Rights Act, or NY HERO Act, sponsored by state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) and Assemblywoman Karines Reyes (D-Bronx), calls for fines against businesses that fail to adopt and enact new standards to protect workers...
Apr 23, 2021 | News Story
Yesterday, dozens of supporters including fellow NYC union members, elected officials and candidates stood with members of Teamsters Local 804 at the UPS facility in Springfield Gardens, supporting ten part-time workers unjustly fired by UPS, including two pregnant women who need healthcare coverage. These essential workers were fired for not working "voluntary" overtime, despite UPS profiting...
Apr 23, 2021 | News Story
On Monday, an overwhelming majority of editorial workers at Insider, formerly known as Business Insider, announced that they have organized to join The NewsGuild of New York. In the spirit of making their newsroom “better every day,” the Insider Union is seeking voluntary recognition from the company in order to begin negotiations for a first contract.
Apr 23, 2021 | News Story
Local 1500 is proud to welcome the employees of Foragers Market to the UFCW family. On Wednesday, the employees of the DUMBO Brooklyn Foragers location did exactly what their counterparts from the Chelsea location did last week: unanimously vote in favor of being represented by Local 1500! Follow Local 1500 on Twitter and Facebook.
Apr 23, 2021 | News Story
The re-opening of NYC live music, arts and culture is continuing as the New York Philharmonic gave its first public performance after a historic hiatus of more than 13 months. Orchestra members are covered under a union contract with Local 802. The orchestra performed at the Shed in Hudson Yards, about 2 miles from its home at Lincoln Center, which is undergoing renovations. "I’m kind of on a...
Apr 23, 2021 | News Story
On Wednesday, just ahead of Earth Day, the United Federation of Teachers, District Council 37, 32BJ SEIU, the New York City Building and Construction Trades Council, the New York City Central Labor Council, Climate Jobs NY and others launched the Carbon Free and Healthy Schools campaign. This initiative aims to make schools a model for carbon-free buildings by updating antiquated heating and...
Apr 16, 2021 | News Story
On Tuesday, a majority of over 650 tech workers at The New York Times announced that they have formed a union and are seeking voluntary recognition from the company. More than 1,300 editorial and business staff at the Times are already represented by The NewsGuild of New York.
Apr 16, 2021 | News Story
A new dedicated vaccination site in Times Square for film, television, and theater workers is set to help NYC jumpstart our arts and entertainment industry and bring back union jobs. The announcement, which extended the scope of the previously announced dedicated site to include the city’s film and television industries, was made by Mayor de Blasio on Monday, with the NYC CLC, AFM Local 802, SAG-...
Apr 16, 2021 | News Story
Local 338 Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), announced that workers at Sunnyside* (operated by Cresco Labs) have ratified their first union contract, which comes just weeks after the passage of the Marijuana Taxation & Regulation Act. The bargaining unit covers approximately forty workers who work across New York at the company’s four...
Apr 16, 2021 | News Story
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed an agreement with AFGE removing anti-worker provisions from the contract and taking steps to renegotiate a new contract that will be more worker friendly. With the new agreement with AFGE, all language relating to the previous administration’s illegal, anti-union, anti-worker executive orders is gone.