News Stories

Oct 26, 2018 | News Story
Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever make landfall in the United States, wreaked havoc on the Florida Panhandle. Working families have seen devastating flooding, rains, winds and destruction to their homes, possessions and livelihoods. Many of our Sisters' and Brothers' homes were completely destroyed or severely damaged, many others are still without power, and the road...
Oct 19, 2018 | News Story
Postal Workers, members of Congress, and allies gathered at the Hunts Point Post Office on Tuesday to call for the immediate reinstatement of posting banking services and explain why it's a winning proposal for all stakeholders: the U.S. Postal Service and the government, consumers, and postal workers.
Oct 19, 2018 | News Story
For the second time in less than a week, a TWU Local 100 member from the Rapid Transit Operations department was featured on prime-time television for life-saving actions.
Oct 19, 2018 | News Story
Sisters & Brothers: Workers at Charter/Spectrum have been on strike since March 2017 fighting for good healthcare and retirement security at a highly profitable company. Recently, local elected officials have pledged to avoid appearing on Spectrum News/NY1 in solidarity with these workers. Informational leafleting is now occurring outside Spectrum News/NY1 headquarters at 75 9th Avenue​ in...
Oct 5, 2018 | News Story
Columbia University postdoctoral researchers announced Thursday that they’ve voted overwhelmingly to choose Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) as their union. In a National Labor Relations Board election held Oct. 2 and 3, the vote to unionize with the UAW passed by a significant margin of 68%. The 2,000 postdocs and associate research scientists now look to begin bargaining for what...
Oct 5, 2018 | News Story
TWU Local 100 packed a Brooklyn courtroom for the arraignment of a man who sprayed a mace-like liquid at a B15 Bus Operator and then released pepper spray on another B15 bus hours later. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Martin Murphy took notice of the large Local 100 contingent in his courtroom Thursday morning. “We have a full audience here today, mostly from the Transport Workers Union,” Murphy...
Oct 5, 2018 | News Story
After a two year campaign by the Independent Drivers Guild, New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission held a hearing on Wednesday on the nation’s first livable wage rules for drivers for apps like Uber and Lyft. The city’s proposed rules, put forward following the Guild’s campaign and regulatory petition, would mean a 22.5% raise for drivers, a pay increase if Uber and Lyft over-hire, and annual...
Oct 5, 2018 | News Story
The economy is rapidly changing. New companies are popping up all the time offering to serve as the conduit between workers looking to make ends meet and consumers wanting to fulfill a need. It is often difficult to find information about these companies and, most importantly, their workforce. That is why Cornell and its School of Industrial Labor Relations is conducting a study of gig economy...
Oct 5, 2018 | News Story
At our September Delegates meeting, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez kicked off the new delegate year by swearing in eight new delegates. Welcome all! The CLC encourages all of our affiliates to send delegates to every membership meeting—all meetings take place on the third Thursday of the month at IBT Local 237, located at 216 West 14th Street at 6pm unless otherwise notified.
Sep 28, 2018 | News Story
In 2016, NYU abruptly pulled out of the League of Voluntary Hospitals, a multi-employer bargaining approach that has ensured quality care and good jobs for New Yorkers for decades. With 1199SEIU's contract set to expire on September 30, NYU is now implying in contract bargaining that the healthcare benefits caregivers and their families have depended on for years are under threat.