News Stories

Dec 14, 2018 | News Story
Nearly 20 union leaders were arrested and hundreds of faculty, staff and students demonstrated in the wintry cold Dec. 10 to demand full funding for the City University of New York. They are insisting on a budget that ensures high-quality education for CUNY students, faculty salaries that are competitive with those at comparable institutions, and raises for adjunct faculty who are currently paid...
Dec 14, 2018 | News Story
Staffers at New York Magazine on Wednesday morning asked management to voluntarily recognize an editorial union, joining a host of other news and magazine organizations that have similarly unionized in recent years. Organizers said that about 80% of roughly 160 eligible editorial employees signed union cards indicating their support.
Dec 14, 2018 | News Story
Writers and editors at Slate have voted nearly unanimously to green-light a strike if management refuses to agree to a fair contract. Slate’s editorial employees, represented by the Writers Guild of America–East, authorized the potential strike by a vote of 52 to 1. Along with stronger diversity policies and cost of living increases, the union wants the company to back off its insistence on an...
Dec 14, 2018 | News Story
After an almost two-year fight for a fair contract, employees at Law360, a LexisNexis-owned legal news site, successfully secured a first-ever tentative agreement covering 170 workers. Employees, members of the NewsGuild of New York, stood together throughout the protracted negotiations, showing the company that they were strongly united in their fight for improved working conditions.
Dec 14, 2018 | News Story
More than a dozen members of the Legal Services Staff Association, UAW Local 2320, headed to Texas this week to volunteer their legal knowledge and expertise for some of the most urgent legal cases today. The LSSA members are using their own vacation time to travel to the Dilley immigration detention center in Dilley, Texas, as part of the Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP). Sparked by the countless...
Dec 14, 2018 | News Story
The International Labor Communications Association, founded in 1955, is the professional organization of labor communicators in North America. ILCA membership is open to national, regional, and local union publications and to media productions affiliated with the AFL-CIO, Change to Win, and the Canadian Labour Congress, as well as to associate members not affiliated with those bodies. The ILCA’s...
Dec 14, 2018 | News Story
The NYC Central Labor Council hosts Political Directors meetings every month. At our most recent meeting, in addition to discussing important legislation impacting labor and upcoming electoral activity, we also had a chance to hear from Congressman-Elect Max Rose, incoming Chair of the NY State Senate Labor Committee Senator-Elect Jessica Ramos, and incoming Chair of the NY State Senate Civil...
Dec 7, 2018 | News Story
After weeks of productive negotiations, Spectrum last Friday abruptly cut off talks with Local Union No. 3 IBEW and slammed the door on 1,800 workers who have been on strike since March 2017. In response, the union announced the launch of a multi-pronged campaign, with support from both private and public sector unions as well as Governor Andrew Cuomo and elected officials, to fight back against...
Dec 7, 2018 | News Story
After a two year worker-led campaign by the Independent Drivers Guild, New York City officials voted Tuesday morning to set the nation’s first minimum pay rate for app-based drivers. The rate is set at $17.22 per hour after expenses ($26.51 per hour gross), which the city Taxi and Limousine Commission calculated as the contractor equivalent of New York City’s employee minimum wage of $15 per hour...
Nov 30, 2018 | News Story
With a strike deadline looming and on the heels of a decisive postdoctoral researcher vote in favor of unionization last month, the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) have made history by approving a framework agreement with Columbia University that includes union recognition for all 5,000 workers, withdrawal of Columbia’s legal challenge at...