News Stories

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...
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...