News Stories

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story
On the heels of the New York State Attorney General’s report that revealed that nursing homes with fewer staff had more COVID deaths, 1199SEIU, the largest healthcare union in the country, this week launched a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign to reform the nursing home industry. The union supports legislation to hold nursing home owners accountable to ensure quality care for the state’s...
Feb 12, 2021 | News Story
New York City’s hometown paper has formed a union. The editorial staffers of the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Daily News have announced that they have organized under The NewsGuild of New York, with more than 80% of eligible staff standing together to request voluntary recognition from Tribune Publishing.
Feb 12, 2021 | News Story
The unionized employees of Mobilization for Justice, Inc. (MFJ) held a one-day strike on Tuesday to show their commitment to negotiating a fair contract that values the health, safety, value, and experience of all workers. MFJ workers are members of the Legal Services Staff Association/UAW 2320, a wall-to-wall union representing legal workers, attorneys and other non-management employees. Staff...
Feb 12, 2021 | News Story
Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Karines Reyes joined the CUNY Rising Alliance and the Professional Staff Congress last week to announce the introduction of the New Deal for CUNY (ND4C) legislation.
Feb 12, 2021 | News Story
The creative staff at Onion Inc., the popular digital company behind The Onion, The A.V. Club, Deadspin, The Takeout, Onion Labs, and Onion Inc.’s video and art departments — represented by the Writers Guild of America, East — today ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with their employer, G/O Media. This is Onion Inc. Union’s first contract with G/O Media, and their second collective...
Feb 12, 2021 | News Story
On the heels of a successful vote in East Hampton last month, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the South Fork Offshore Wind Project is being considered by the Federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM).
Feb 9, 2021 | News Story
Few civil rights leaders have had a greater impact on the labor movement than Velma and Norman Hill. While they were youth leaders of the NAACP chapter in Chicago in 1960, the Hills led a “wade-in” protest at a segregated White-only beach.
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
New York City restaurant workers, taxi drivers, and residents in developmentally disabled facilities are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The eligibility expansion applies to about 200,000 drivers licensed by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission as well as over 800,000 restaurant and food service workers.
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
Throughout the pandemic, postal workers have been among the most essential employees―working tirelessly to deliver medication, ballots, letters, and checks. But the leadership of the USPS deliberately slowed the mail and postal workers and the essential mail service we all rely on suffered badly. Fortunately, there are four vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors, and President Joe Biden can...