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Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
Over the past month, thousands of union members across NYC and the nation signed petitions, wrote letters and called our senators. And now…we celebrate! The Senate yesterday voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She will be the first Black woman to serve as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson also has a strong track record of fighting for working people and protecting...
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
More than 50 nail salon workers, mostly immigrant women of color, gathered along with supporters in Zuccotti Park yesterday morning for a lively rally in support of the proposed New York Nail Salon Minimum Standards Council Act.
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
On Thursday, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memorandum to all Field offices announcing that she will ask the Board to find mandatory meetings in which employees are forced to listen to employer speech concerning the exercise of their statutory labor rights, including captive audience meetings, a violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
By now we've all celebrated the Staten Island Amazon workers' incredible victory in their NLRB election last week, but are you sure you're read allllll the takes? To make sure you don't miss anything, here's a roundup of just some of the best for your convenience:  
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
On Thursday, graduate student workers at Fordham University won their election to become members of CWA Local 1104 by a overwhelming vote of 229 to 15. The workers announced their intention to form a union in February, expressing their desire to bargain for a fair contract that will create a formal grievance structure, raise workers’ pay, secure affordable healthcare, ensure paid leave and...
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery in NYC's Chelsea Market voted 46-36 to unionize on Friday, making history as the first flagship store to unionize with Starbucks Workers United, and the tenth unionized Starbucks store in the U.S. at the time of the vote (there are now 13!). The NYC store is one of only three Roastery locations in the country. In close collaboration with Starbucks partners (...
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
Attorneys, Client Advocates, and support staff at the Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) this week announced their intent to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys-UAW 2325 by filing an election petition with the NLRB. The Center for Appellate Litigation is a non-profit public defense law firm dedicated to the pursuit of equal justice under the law for indigent New Yorkers in criminal...
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
Anthology Film Workers including theater, office, administrative, projection and collections staff from across Anthology Film Archives last week held a one-day strike in support of a fair contract. AFA staff voted unanimously last year to unionize with UAW Local 2110 and are fighting now to address livable wages and fair working conditions for all in their first union contract. Bargaining began...
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
It's sad when big stars decide to go non-union. The Josh Groban shows taking place last night, tonight, and Saturday at Radio City Music Hall are not currently covered under a union agreement for the musicians. This means there are no contract protections for fair wages, health & pension contributions, job security, recording payments, streaming payments, or other benefits that come with...
Apr 8, 2022 | News Story
Actors' Equity celebrated that the Biden-Harris Administration's proposed budget for FY2023 includes substantial funding gains for the NEA. Funding from the NEA supports arts programs in New York and all across the country. Members of Equity’s campaign action team have joined with Americans for the Arts to push their members of Congress to support the administration’s new budget proposal for next...