News Stories

Apr 16, 2021 | News Story
In the week following a report that shed light on several allegations of abuse and intimidation by Broadway and film producer Scott Rudin, three performers’ unions—Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802—have released a statement denouncing harassment and toxic workplaces in the industry:
Apr 16, 2021 | News Story
On Monday, hundreds of parents and community leaders braved the cold rain to rally in support of School Safety Agents, members of Teamsters Local 237. Local 237 President Gregory Floyd told the crowd: “The City Council held a hearing and the parents were not heard from... They put this rally together. They support you!"
Apr 16, 2021 | News Story
Yesterday, unionized editorial employees at Ziff Davis — Mashable, PCMag and AskMen — walked off the job for 24 hours to protest the company’s failure to agree to a living wage for all employees and to demand that management bargain in good faith.
Apr 9, 2021 | News Story
The budget deal passed in Albany this week represents a crucial step forward for promoting good, family-sustaining, community-supporting union jobs in the renewable energy sector. CJNY commends Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, Speaker Heastie, and other key legislative leaders for adopting ground-breaking labor standards and economic-development provisions addressing construction...
Apr 9, 2021 | News Story
In addition to the renewable energy job standards detailed above, the newly-passed state budget includes several other important victories on behalf of working people. Among them: Revenue: The budget includes ‘fair share’ revenue raisers that look beyond the one-shot federal aid coming into the state. Raising taxes on some of the wealthiest New Yorkers restores severe cuts to our health care...
Apr 9, 2021 | News Story
Actors’ Equity Association welcomed the good news that New York State’s new budget, announced this week, includes renewing its COBRA subsidy program with $2 million funding.
Equity stage managers and actors earn their health insurance one week of work at a time, and many of them have been unemployed for over a year. The theatre industry is just beginning to return, but this renewal is much-...
Apr 9, 2021 | News Story
The New York City Central Labor Council will host a series of volunteer activities throughout the 2021 Election cycle in NYC to educate, engage and activate members of union households. With such a huge turnover of representation in elected positions throughout the city, it is critical we elect public servants who will put working families first. Help us reach union members and their households...
Apr 9, 2021 | News Story
Yesterday, working people across our nation flooded the Senate phone lines with support for the PRO Act as part of the AFL-CIO National Day of Action. Our outdated labor laws are no longer strong enough to protect us in the workplace. High-profile corporations openly union-bust without facing consequences. Anti-worker lawmakers have passed wage-killing and racist right to work laws in 27 states....
Apr 9, 2021 | News Story
The New Yorker Union, represented by The NewsGuild of New York, is nearing the end of its fight for a first contract. Members have been at the bargaining table for more than two years, and they recently voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if negotiations break down.
Apr 9, 2021 | News Story
April 16-17: Organizing 2.0 is the premier skills training conference for organizers, communicators, techies and activists of all levels. This year's conference is fully online! Join hundreds of staff and members of unions, community organizations, grassroots campaigns, local nonprofits and independent activists for workshops, trainings, discussions, consulting and networking opportunities. We...