News Stories

Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Today, the Worker Institute at Cornell and the Murphy Institute convened a conference entitled “Janus and Beyond: The Future of Public Sector Unions” to address attacks on labor, and how we keep members engaged.   Attendees heard from a number of speakers from labor including NYC CLC Secretary-Treasurer Janella Hinds, TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano, and DC37 Director of Organizing Barbara...
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Last year, the Bakery, Confectionary,Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) called for a boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products, in protest of Mondelez’s (the parent company to Nabisco) policy of outsourcing of U.S. based, union-made products (Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Ritz) to Mexico.  Mexican Mondelez workers are reportedly only paid about $1 per hour.
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Gregory Floyd, Teamsters Local 237 President, and Terrence Melvin, President, International Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Secretary-Treasurer of the NYS AFL-CIO recently participated in the Summit for Civil Rights held at the University of Minnesota/Mondale School of Law.  The goal of the two-day conference was to formulate strategy to rekindle the historic civil rights movement of the...
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Bureau of Water Supply Machinists Arthur Batson and Glenn Corwin have been recognized by the  Department of Environmental Safety for helping to improve workplace safety.  The Local 246 brothers have been nominated to receive the DEP Always Creating Excellence Award for Environmental Health and Safety.
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  This year and every year, be sure to purchase union-made products as you shop at union grocery stores.  Let’s make sure we are helping support fair wages and work standards as we shop for quality products.
Nov 6, 2017 | News Story
On Monday, November 6th, NYC Labor and elected officials gathered with the Writers Guild of America, East to rally with workers from DNA Info. and Gothamist, who lost their jobs when company owner Joe Ricketts decided to shut down the publications, roughly one week after voting to join the WGAE.
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
This time last week, reporters and editors at New York City local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist were celebrating after voting to unionize with Writers Guild of America, East in an NLRB-conducted election. Now, they are without jobs, as the billionaire owner of both sites, Joe Ricketts, shut down both news outlets at 5 pm on Thursday. All articles vanished from the websites, leaving readers...
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
This week in Harlem, labor and community leaders came together for a community forum  focused on the negative effects a New York Constitutional Convention would have on  communities of color. The forum covered an array of issues like: public education, criminal procedure rights, public hospitals, public housing, healthcare, voter rights, women's reproductive rights, and LGBTIQ rights. The forum...
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
On Thursday, November 2, union members recognized Latina Equal Pay Day, the day when the average amount of money Latina women make catches up to the average wages white men made the year before. Latina women face the largest gender pay gap in the U.S., making only 54 cents for every dollar a white man makes, while black women make 63 cents for every white man’s dollar and white women make 79...
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
On Monday, October 30th union members from all over NYC gathered in Times Square to rally with striking IBEW Local 3 workers.  The Local 3 cable workers have been on strike from Charter/Spectrum Communications since March, protesting the company’s attempts to stop paying into workers’ pension and benefit funds.  Local 3 Business Manager Christopher Erikson opened the program by discussing attacks...