News Stories

Nov 10, 2015 | News Story
Today, one year from 2016 Presidential Election Day, workers gathered in Downtown Brooklyn to call for “$15 and a Union.”  Representatives of unions including 32BJ SEIU, 1199 UHWE, TWU Local 100, RWDSU, Workers United, CWA District 1, CWA Local 1109, Teamsters 814, Ironworkers Local 40, Teamsters 804, and the Central Labor Council gathered near the Korean War Memorial at 5am, and marched with...
Nov 6, 2015 | News Story
On Wednesday, 54 CUNY faculty and professional staff, members of the Professional Staff Congress (AFT#2334), were arrested while demanding a contract that will help CUNY retain excellent professors, ensuring a quality education for the 500,000 CUNY students across the city.
Oct 26, 2015 | News Story
From Labor 411: Union-Made Candy 2015 Spooky fun and mounds of sweet treats are lurking just around the corner. Halloween will be here faster than you know it and Labor 411 has a great list of union-made candy for all those trick-or-treaters. We have some great new additions this year, including Dum Dums and Sour Patch Kids. See if your favorite made the cut below.
Oct 16, 2015 | News Story
From the AFL-CIO The Seafarers International Union has launched the Seafarers El Faro Assistance Fund to help with the unanticipated financial hardships of the families of mariners who perished when the U.S.-flagged cargo ship El Faro sank off the coast of the Bahamas after being caught in Hurricane Joaquin. Seventeen of the El Faro crew members were represented by the SIU, 11 were represented by...
Sep 17, 2015 | News Story
Sep 17, 2015 | News Story
Aug 28, 2015 | News Story
This week, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services held a hearing for a City initiative to eliminate open and competitive testing within the FDNY. The City is proposing the creation of a FDNY Cadet program which includes the removal of the competitive testing requirement, as a means to bring increased diversity to the ranks of the FDNY.
Aug 26, 2015 | News Story
Aug 21, 2015 | News Story
The New York Labor History Association is accepting entries for the Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize. The award is named for Debra Bernhardt, a former head of the Wagner Labor Archives, who helped to document a comprehensive history of our city's working men and women. The $500 prize will be awarded for the best article or series of articles published in a labor or worker center...
Aug 19, 2015 | News Story
98 Ways to Celebrate a UNION Labor Day Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer.  Gather your friends and family for one last barbecue and make sure you refer to this helpful union-made shopping list. Compiled by our friends at Labor 411 Grills, Coolers, & Cups
Weber Grills - Genesis, Summit, and Q series (all made by IUANPW in Illinois)
Rubbermaid coolers
Solo Cups,...