News Stories

Oct 16, 2015 | News Story
From the AFL-CIO The Seafarers International Union has launched the Seafarers El Faro Assistance Fund to help with the unanticipated financial hardships of the families of mariners who perished when the U.S.-flagged cargo ship El Faro sank off the coast of the Bahamas after being caught in Hurricane Joaquin. Seventeen of the El Faro crew members were represented by the SIU, 11 were represented by...
Sep 17, 2015 | News Story
Sep 17, 2015 | News Story
Aug 28, 2015 | News Story
This week, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services held a hearing for a City initiative to eliminate open and competitive testing within the FDNY. The City is proposing the creation of a FDNY Cadet program which includes the removal of the competitive testing requirement, as a means to bring increased diversity to the ranks of the FDNY.
Aug 26, 2015 | News Story
Aug 21, 2015 | News Story
The New York Labor History Association is accepting entries for the Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize. The award is named for Debra Bernhardt, a former head of the Wagner Labor Archives, who helped to document a comprehensive history of our city's working men and women. The $500 prize will be awarded for the best article or series of articles published in a labor or worker center...
Aug 19, 2015 | News Story
98 Ways to Celebrate a UNION Labor Day Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer.  Gather your friends and family for one last barbecue and make sure you refer to this helpful union-made shopping list. Compiled by our friends at Labor 411 Grills, Coolers, & Cups
Weber Grills - Genesis, Summit, and Q series (all made by IUANPW in Illinois)
Rubbermaid coolers
Solo Cups,...
Aug 12, 2015 | News Story
Please stand in support of Verizon workers in their Fight for a Good Contract and for High Speed Internet For All this Thursday, August 13 at 12pm. CWA members will be holding informational pickets at 5 Verizon central offices throughout Manhattan and the Bronx.      50 Varick St (@ Canal)
Jun 23, 2015 | News Story
May 12, 2015 | News Story
Worker Safety Advocates Unveil Alarming Findings in “Price of Life: 2015 Report on Construction Fatalities in NYC” Researchers Find Construction Sites Poorly Regulated, Unsafe, with Vast Majority of Fatalities Involving Immigrant, Latino Workers Children of Workers Killed on Construction Sites Join Workers, Safety Advocates, Union Members, Elected Officials to Demand Safe Worksites, Strong...