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Apr 22, 2022 | News Story
Members of the Housing Works Union held a worker speak-out across the street from Housing Works’ annual Design on a Dime fundraiser this week, highlighting the many issues that remain unresolved in contract negotiations.
Apr 22, 2022 | News Story
On March 14th, VA Secretary Denis McDonough issued recommendations destined for review by the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, a board created by the 2018 VA MISSION Act, a bill designed to promote vast privatization of VA healthcare. If approved, Sec. McDonough's recommendations would:
Apr 22, 2022 | News Story
Musicians of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra organized a fundraiser for the musicians of the National Opera of Ukraine in Kyiv. Along with a significant donation from the Met Orchestra’s Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and donations from the Met’s music staff, the Met Orchestra raised $17,000 for the Ukrainian opera orchestra musicians.
Apr 22, 2022 | News Story
Happy Earth Day! Today, we honor the environment that we have been given, and we’re reminded of our obligation to protect it through efforts to make our communities more sustainable, create new union jobs and reduce our carbon footprint. New Yorkers can celebrate Earth Day by calling on our elected officials to invest in Carbon-Free and Healthy Schools to retrofit school buildings with green...
Apr 22, 2022 | News Story
Welcome to the Brooklyn classroom of 14 aspiring masonry workers: A 19th century mausoleum inside the serene expanse of Green-Wood Cemetery. The Bridge to Crafts Careers program offers its students a unique hands-on experience across a 10-week program where the participants receive training in masonry restoration and preservation at the 1850s-era gravesite of New York banker Isaac Newton Phelps.
Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
On the heels of the massive union victory at the NYC Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chelsea earlier this month, and unanimous wins at stores across the country over the last few days, four more stores in NYC and the metro area filed union petitions yesterday. The newest stores include the Williamsburg Reserve cafe (Brooklyn), Astoria – 31st Street/Ditmars Blvd (Queens), and stores in Nanuet (...
Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
On Wednesday, an estimated 10,000 building services essential workers, including 32BJ SEIU members from New York to Washington, D.C. to Miami, rallied on Park Avenue with supporters to demand that the Real Estate Advisory Board (RAB) agree to a new contract for 32,000 porters, doorpersons, superintendents, concierges and handypersons across the city that includes fair wage increases, fully...
Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
Actors’ Equity Association has filed with the NLRB to bargain on behalf of the actors and stage managers on the national tour of Broadway’s Waitress, which is running concurrently with a unionized tour. This comes after a successful card campaign where the company of this production asked for Equity to represent them.
Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
After Tuesday's horrific attack in the Brooklyn subway, transit workers, members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 helped passengers escape to safety, and their heroic quick thinking likely saved lives. National TWU President John Samuelson talked to NPR's Ailsa Chang about the attack and the larger issue of safety inside our city's transit system.
Apr 15, 2022 | News Story
On Tuesday, April 12th, the Worker Institute’s Labor Leading on Climate Initiative and Climate Jobs NY delivered a Carbon Free & Healthy Schools training. Additional sponsors included the UFT, AFSCME DC37, 32BJ SEIU, the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the New York City Central Labor Council, and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators.