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Aug 15, 2014 | News Story
The sudden and tragic death of Robin Williams earlier this week has sent shockwaves through the labor world. Williams is remembered not only as a prolific actor and comedic genius but as a humanitarian who readily stood up for progressive causes.
Aug 13, 2014 | News Story
This week the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, with the help of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Taxi & Limousine Commission, won restitution from taxi fleet owner SLS Jet for overcharging drivers on their cab leases. SLS jet was found to have exceeded TLC lease cap rules and was ordered to pay over $1.6 million in restitution and fines.
Aug 12, 2014 | News Story
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. If you are not yet registered to vote and will be registering in person, you must do so by this Friday, August 15. If you will be mailing in your application, it must be postmarked by Friday, August 15. Below you will find links to the required registration forms.
Aug 8, 2014 | News Story
The Workers United Education Program (affiliated with the Consortium for Worker Education) will begin its FREE adult English language (ESL) program in mid-August. Attached are flyers in English, Spanish and Chinese. We will have registration on August 9th, 13th and 14th, but we have an open enrollment policy, so students can register after those dates with an appointment.
Aug 7, 2014 | News Story
AFL-CIO, Labor Activists join Bangladeshi Garment Workers to Call on Ralph Lauren to sign the Accord on Fire & Building Safety
Today, labor activists joined with Bangladeshi garment workers outside of the Ralph Lauren shareholders meeting at the St.
Aug 4, 2014 | News Story
One City. Five Boroughs. All Workers.
Jul 21, 2014 | News Story
In the late 1950's and early 1960's New York City experienced a residential apartment, new construction boom, intended to stem the exodus of middle class families leaving the Big Apple for new single family, suburban housing developments. Hundreds of brick buildings, ranging from 5 to 25 stories were constructed across the five boroughs, offering families improved affordable housing opportunities.
Jul 18, 2014 | News Story
Dozens of 32BJ members joined non-union building workers at a rally in front of a luxury condo on Manhattan’s High Line Thursday. The workers have been organizing and asking for better working conditions for almost a year. Last month, the anti-union condo board chair resigned and a new condo board member was elected who promised to find an “equitable solution” to the labor strike at the building...
Jul 18, 2014 | News Story
On Thursday, the MTA and unions representing LIRR employees reached a tentative agreement to provide workers with their first contract in roughly four years. For months, the two sides butted heads as they disagreed on the timeframe for raises, and healthcare contributions.
Jul 3, 2014 | News Story
This week, AFSCME DC37 reached an agreement with the city on a seven-year contract that provides 10.41% in wage hikes plus a ratification bonus and back pay. The contract, covering a broad array of workers such as engineers, librarians, museum and parks workers, was approved by the DC37 Executive Board and will now head to their Delegates and union membership for ratification.