News Stories

Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
On Sunday, Governor Cuomo introduced the Transportation Worker Protection Act. The state legislation was created after a Muslim Delta airline worker was attacked at John F. Kennedy Airport earlier in the week.
Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
This week, staff at MTV News announced efforts to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East.   Per the Guild, more than 80 percent of the staff has signed cards to join the union. The staff is seeking to join the union to address concerns with several issues including healthcare and benefits, legal protection, transparency, and diversity.
Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
This week, thousands of construction workers gathered at City Hall to support Intro. 1447, a measure to require increased safety training for building projects in New York City. The rally took place while the City Council heard testimony on the bill.
Jan 20, 2017 | News Story
This week, the United Federation of Teachers filed a complaint with the NLRB, citing several teachers at the Bronx's KIPP Academy Charter School, who are in danger of losing their jobs because of their hesitancy to sign the school’s petition to decertify the UFT as the workers' collective bargaining representative. The UFT accused KIPP of violating federal law by encouraging teachers to decertify...
Jan 20, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, workers and leadership from several building trades unions, and their allies in the broader New York City Labor Movement, rallied outside of City Hall to demand action on workplace safety in the construction industry.
Jan 5, 2017 | News Story
From APWU.org: Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over!  “I salute and commend every member and supporter who made this victory possible,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “I never doubted that...
Dec 29, 2016 | News Story
Thank you for your continued support of New York City labor! As we look ahead to 2017, the labor movement certainly has our work cut out for us. Now more than ever, we must recommit to standing up for unionism, and for the values that helped transform our workforce many years ago. Workers deserve to be paid fair wages. Workers deserve the necessary training and tools to help keep them safe on...
Dec 27, 2016 | News Story
from NY Times: December 27, 2016 To the Editor: “Workplace Deaths in 2015 Reached Six-Year High” (news article, nytimes.com, Dec. 20) outlined what those of us in the labor movement have known for quite some time: Workplace fatalities are occurring at an alarming rate. According to the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, 30 construction workers died on the job in the last two...
Dec 9, 2016 | News Story
When purchasing gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, please refer to this guide produced by Labor 411           Filson clothes and bags
Kauai Coffee
Cutco knives
Chateau Ste. Michelle wine
Omaha Steaks
Harley Davidson
Jack Daniel’s whiskey
Buffalo Trace bourbon
See’s Candies
Ghirardelli Chocolate
Stanley Tools – American...
Dec 2, 2016 | News Story
This week, Local 246 member Jomar Pichardo was recognized by the FDNY for saving the department roughly $700,000. Pichardo, who works to keep city ambulances up, running, and available 24/7 was able to find ways refurbish vehicle batteries and parts that would normally be discarded. Pichardo helped to create devices for cleaning and charging the batteries, as well as repairing ambulance circuit...