News Stories

Oct 26, 2018 | News Story
The Unit Council of Law360, a New York-based legal news service owned by LexisNexis, announced on Tuesday that their members voted overwhelmingly in favor of authorizing a strike if necessary to secure a first contract. Employees first voted to join the Communications Workers of America's NewsGuild two years ago, but Law360 management has since then dragged out negotiations and refused to move on...
Oct 26, 2018 | News Story
Mayor Bill de Blasio, District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, Local 3621 President Vincent Variale and Local 2507 President Oren Barzilay this week announced that the City will provide Unlimited 9/11 Sick Leave to City workers who participated in World Trade Center rescue, recovery and cleanup operations and contracted a 9/11-related illness.
Oct 26, 2018 | News Story
“New York City is a union town,” they chanted — thousands of voices reverberating off of office buildings and down the upper Manhattan street on Tuesday afternoon. They donned green, carried banners and marched from 6th Avenue and 50th Street to Columbus Circle, determined to make their grievances heard. This was how thousands of union construction workers marked the one year anniversary of #...
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...