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Nov 30, 2018 | News Story
With a strike deadline looming and on the heels of a decisive postdoctoral researcher vote in favor of unionization last month, the Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) have made history by approving a framework agreement with Columbia University that includes union recognition for all 5,000 workers, withdrawal of Columbia’s legal challenge at...
Nov 30, 2018 | News Story
The journalists at Mashable and PCMag have joined the wave of digital news outlets aiming to become union shops.
Nov 30, 2018 | News Story
It’s no secret that the Labor Movement is under attack, directly affecting good, middle class, family-sustaining jobs. The work you accomplish everyday helps move this City forward, and we want to work together with you to help ensure that we are empowering and protecting our communities. If you are currently serving on your Community Board and are interested in participating in upcoming training...
Nov 30, 2018 | News Story
Have you ever been in trouble with the boss and asked your union steward to stand up for you? No one ever needed the union’s support more than New York City sanitation worker Kevin Carroll. After his third drug-related arrest, his union rep told him if he went upstate to rehab and got clean maybe, just maybe he could save his pension, though probably not his job. Three months later, Kevin...
Nov 21, 2018 | News Story
Congratulations to the members of District Council 9 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), who collected food donations and raised over $5,000 to feed 375 local families for Thanksgiving! #GiveBack
Nov 16, 2018 | News Story
On Thursday, November 15, the NYC CLC's Executive Board voted unanimously to formalize the CLC's support for postal banking and for protecting public safety and jobs in the age of autonomous vehicles.
Nov 16, 2018 | News Story
District Council 9's John J. Barrett Coat Drive is underway! From now until January 4th, 2019, drop off coats at 45 West 14th Street in Manhattan (DC9 HQ) and 45-13 36th Street in Queens. Call 212-255-2950 for more info.
Nov 16, 2018 | News Story
The IDG Benefits Fund (the sister organization of the Independent Drivers Guild, which represents and advocates for more than 70,000 app-based drivers in New York City) is providing free flu shots for New York’s app-based and black car drivers throughout the month of November.
Nov 15, 2018 | News Story
Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check this list of union-made in America food and other items that are essential to a traditional family Thanksgiving feast. Speaking of thanks, a big thank you to the Union Label and Service Trades Department (ULSTD), Union Plus and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411, for compiling their extensive...
Nov 9, 2018 | News Story
This Tuesday, union members across the nation turned out in droves to vote for candidates that have committed to standing with working families. Here in New York, NYS AFL-CIO-endorsed candidates overwhelmingly won their Congressional, Statewide, and State Legislative races.