News Stories

Apr 8, 2021 | News Story
On Wednesday, NYC CLC Secretary-Treasurer and UFT Vice President of Academic High Schools Janella T. Hinds moderated a discussion between women labor leaders, reflecting on the continuing issues of inequality and disproportionate impact that the pandemic has brought to light, as well as next steps in the fight for equity in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Apr 8, 2021 | News Story
(Updated 4/8/21) The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have significant effects not only on the health of New Yorkers but on the economy as a whole. With businesses forced to close, workers in all industries are facing unprecedented economic uncertainty.
Apr 2, 2021 | News Story
In Pittsburgh on Wednesday, President Biden announced a sweeping, roughly $2 trillion plan for improving the nation's infrastructure and shifting to greener energy over the next 8 years. The plan includes:
Apr 2, 2021 | News Story
You can’t eat prestige! On Saturday, NewsGuild of New York members from The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica held a socially distanced in-person rally to demand a fair contract from Condé Nast — or “Condé Nasty” in this instance. With colleagues and supporters gathered in front of One World Trade, members collectively told Condé management that enough is enough. This rally came after...
Apr 2, 2021 | News Story
Local 802 was featured in a major Rolling Stone story this week about how the American Rescue Plan saved the musicians' pension. Local 802 president Adam Krauthamer told Rolling Stone that the American Rescue Plan "rescued our entire plan overnight. Some people were facing cuts of upwards of 30 to 45 percent of their hard-earned retirement benefits.
Apr 2, 2021 | News Story
Local Union No. 3, IBEW Business Manager Erikson addressed an open letter to Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. It was sent recently to RWDSU leadership and President Stuart Appelbaum and was relayed to the workers voting to organize the first union shop in company history. Their ballots are currently being counted by the NLRB (click here for an explainer of the process from Kim Kelly for More...
Mar 26, 2021 | News Story
Yesterday, working people across our city, state and nation remembered and honored the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a catastrophic event in which 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, were killed as a direct result of abhorrent working conditions and woefully insufficient workplace safety standards. The loss of life was both tragic and avoidable, and sent shockwaves...
Mar 26, 2021 | News Story
The Department of Energy estimates that East Coast offshore has the potential to provide about 35 percent of power needs for the entire country by 2050, but that will require supportive policies and a politics to match, writes Brittany Gibson in The American Prospect.
Mar 26, 2021 | News Story
As the Columbia Graduate Workers (GWC-UAW) come to the end of their second week on strike, you can help support them by adding your name to this petition demanding that the University does the right thing by stopping the intimidation tactics, meaningfully engaging in negotiations, and reaching a fair agreement with the student workers union.
Mar 26, 2021 | News Story
Workers at Chhaya CDC, a Community Development Corporation that builds the power, housing stability and economic well-being of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in NYC, this week announced that they intend to unionize with the Transport Workers Union. In a statement shared on Twitter, the new Chhaya Union said "Chhaya staff is happy that our unionizing efforts are being viewed in a...