News Stories

Aug 13, 2021 | News Story
After experiencing a summer of intense storms and wildfires throughout the country, it is crucial that we show support for the offshore wind industry that will create good union jobs and help address the climate crisis.
Aug 6, 2021 | News Story
The New York City Labor Movement was shocked and profoundly saddened to learn yesterday of the sudden passing of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka. As leader of our nation’s Labor Movement, he championed the belief that all work has dignity, along with the rights of all working people to bargain collectively, to fair wages and workplace safety, and to a voice at work.
Aug 6, 2021 | News Story
On Friday, curators, conservators, editors and other employees at the Guggenheim Museum filed to form a union with the Technical, Office and Professional Union, Local 2110. It will be the second union to form at the museum in two years, since art handlers, maintenance mechanics and other Guggenheim employees voted to join Local 30 of the International Union of Operating Engineers in 2019.
Aug 6, 2021 | News Story
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking public comment on a proposed sale notice for the offshore wind energy areas in the NY Bight, far off Nassau County's shores (see image). The New York labor movement has fought and secured strong labor standards for offshore wind and large-scale renewable energy projects here in New York, and now we need to establish strong standards at the...
Aug 6, 2021 | News Story
Actors’ Equity Association reached an agreement with the Broadway League on COVID safety protocols for the Production Contract— the contract on which Broadway actors and stage managers work. Key provisions of the agreement include improved HVAC standards, mandated vaccines for the workforce and weekly testing for employees. “This is an important milestone on the path to getting all our members...
Aug 6, 2021 | News Story
National Night Out is a community-building event hosted annually on the first Tuesday of August in partnership with local police and first responders. This year’s events — there were over 70 in New York City alone — were two years in the making.
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
More than a thousand United Mine Workers of America members and supporters have once again carried their ongoing strike against Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal to New York City. The group picketed the Manhattan offices of BlackRock, an investment management corporation that is the world’s largest asset manager, on Wednesday morning.
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
Editorial employees at Forbes voted 67-7 to be represented by The NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003 in a National Labor Relations Board election that concluded Tuesday. The more than 100-person bargaining unit includes reporters, editors, designers, videographers and social media editors.
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
Musicians at the American Ballet Theatre are fighting for their livelihoods. Ballet management is taking advantage of the pandemic to cut costs and gut the musicians' contract. It's not fair that the ballet management has accepted $17.5 million in pandemic rescue funds from the government while refusing to pay musicians their wages or health insurance. AFM Local 802 president Adam Krauthamer has...
Jul 30, 2021 | News Story
Actors' Equity Association celebrated Congress reintroducing the bipartisan Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA). This bill would correct an unintended consequence of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act which led to tax increases for many workers who could no longer deduct the cost of their ordinary and necessary unreimbursed business expenses.