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Aug 31, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, 13 of the 17 union workers at The Village Voice were told that they were being laid off after the Voice wraps up their final print edition in the third week of September.
Aug 18, 2017 | News Story
Today we gathered at City Hall with members of Workers' United SEIU, Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764 IATSE, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Congressman Jerry Nadler, Senators Brad Hoylman and Marisol Alcantara, and fashion designers like Anna Sui and Nicole Miller to release the Garment District Steering Committee’s final report and recommendations on the Garment Center. In the...
Aug 18, 2017 | News Story
This Thursday, a group of New York City workers traveled to Haiti, where they will build a school to be operated by a local orphanage.The group is comprised of FDNY firefighters, two retired Port Authority police
Aug 18, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, the largely immigrant workforce at Sims Municipal Recycling in Sunset Park, Brooklyn counted a major victory when they voted to approve their first union contract.
Aug 18, 2017 | News Story
This week, in the wake of President Trump’s offensive remarks about white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, AFL-CIO representatives President Richard Trumka and Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee announced their resignation from Trump’s American Manufacturing Council.
Jul 28, 2017 | News Story
This Thursday, New York City announced it is launching an audit into charges that Charter Communications/Spectrum is breaking its franchise agreement with the City by bringing in out-of-state replacement workers during the ongoing
Jul 28, 2017 | News Story
It’s the “Summer of Hell” in New York City, and it seems like everyone has an opinion on how to fix the failing NYC subway system. Thankfully, the people most qualified to provide solutions have spoken: the workers who operate and maintain the subway system every single day.
Jul 28, 2017 | News Story
On Monday, 52 of Village Voice’s most esteemed alumni writers issued an open letter to Village Voice owner Peter Barbey, calling on management to meet its members with a fair and reasonable contract.
Jul 28, 2017 | News Story
Last week, workers at neighborhood news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist marked 100 days since they informed their employer they had joined the Writers Guild of America, East. In April, about a month after DNAinfo and Gothamist merged, the editorial employees asked management for voluntary recognition of their union. Since then, conservative billionaire DNAinfo owner Joe Ricketts and once-progressive...