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Oct 14, 2022 | News Story
The deadline to register to vote in NY is today, Friday, October 14. Check your registration status and make sure you are qualified to vote in the upcoming General Election! http://aflcio.org/vote #NYCLaborVotes.
Oct 14, 2022 | News Story
Last week, Spotify blindsided both Gimlet Union and Parcast Union with at least 38 layoffs across their studios. Spotify has said in the press that these layoffs constitute less than 5% of people working on original podcasts. That number is misleading. The reality is that each bargaining unit, organized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), has lost about 30% of its members. These aren’...
Oct 14, 2022 | News Story
The Astoria Worker Project is a new initiative from CWE to create a worker center to offer a range of social services to the residents of Astoria and Western Queens. AWP is partnering with Free Astoria and Astoria Food Pantry to run a winter clothing drive for immigrant families that recently arrived in NYC. The need is urgent, help us keep our new neighbors warm! Families are in need of NEW:
Oct 14, 2022 | News Story
Servers, bartenders and kitchen staff at Oddly Enough in Brooklyn are seeking to form a union. Nine employees filed for an election with the NLRB to form the Brotherhood of Oddly Enough Workers union. The Bed-Stuy bar, which advertises itself as a “queer space for all,” opened in April and quickly became a buzzing spot in the neighborhood. But a number of posts on queer social media app Lex...
Oct 14, 2022 | News Story
Starbucks Workers United is asking supporters to stand with them by taking the #NoContractNoCoffee pledge! By taking the pledge, supporters commit to participating in the actions called for by Starbucks Workers United, taking the lead from workers, and responding to workers’ calls for action to further their campaign. Click here for more information and to sign!
Oct 14, 2022 | News Story
If you want to make a million more dollars over your lifetime, there's one solution: Join a union. That's according to a new paper in Cornell University's ILR Review. Researchers Zachary Parolin of Bocconi University and Tom VanHeuvelen of University of Minnesota Twin Cities examined the advantages of being part of a union throughout your entire career.
Oct 14, 2022 | News Story
Seasonal workers are on the front lines, and these jobs should be good, union jobs with fair wages and safe working conditions. However, the current structure of the H-2B program has enabled rampant and often egregious abuse. Continued increases in the number of visas without improved safeguards put migrant and U.S. workers alike at unacceptable risk.
Oct 7, 2022 | News Story
More than a dozen elected officials joined New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) nurses in solidarity on the City Hall steps yesterday to launch a campaign for a fair contract for the nearly 9,000 NYC Health+Hospitals/Mayorals nurses and fair funding for the nation’s largest public health system. NYC’s public sector nurses have been essential in saving lives throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Oct 7, 2022 | News Story
Workers at the Starbucks location at 480 Forest Avenue rallied with supporters on Wednesday in support of the workers' demands and against the company's ongoing union-busting tactics. Baristas at Staten Island's first unionized Starbucks commenced bargaining yesterday over their working conditions during a temporary store closure.
Oct 7, 2022 | News Story
Amazon suspended around 50 workers at a Staten Island warehouse this week for refusing to go back to work on Monday due to safety concerns over a fire that had happened at the facility earlier that day. The fire—and suspensions—occurred at the JFK8 warehouse, the same one where workers voted to join the Amazon Labor Union six months ago.