News Stories

Sep 7, 2018 | News Story
Labor Day is a time to reflect on who we are as working people, what we’ve achieved together, and the challenges that lie ahead. When we organize, we make it possible for workers to demand family-sustaining wages, health care, retirement security, and a meaningful voice in the workplace. In doing so, we raise the floor for all workers, both union and non-union. But today, our nation’s labor...
Aug 31, 2018 | News Story
Saturday, September 8: The 2018 NYC Labor Day Parade is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, September 8 ay 10AM at 44th Street & Fifth Avenue marching uptown to show the world that NYC Is A Union Town! Click here to watch this year's promo video! #UnionStrong #LDP2018 #CountMeIn
Aug 31, 2018 | News Story
A federal district judge in Washington on Saturday struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that President Trump signed in late May that would have made it easier to fire federal employees.
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
For more than a year, Best Market workers have been coming together to voice their concerns about conditions in their stores. Low wages and benefits are not the only issues facing their families; healthy and safe stores are equally important. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is standing with Best Market workers as they join together to improve their lives and their stores.
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
Members of the Thrillist Union with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) voted on Monday to authorize a strike after meeting at the WGAE office for a Day of Action rather than reporting to work. 91% voted in favor of the strike authorization.
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
TWU Local 100 this week began distributing Most Wanted posters along the A line urging riders to identify a man who repeatedly punched a subway conductor Saturday morning at the Grant Ave. station in Brooklyn. The attack, which took place at approximately 4:40 a.m., was videotaped by at least one bystander and posted on Facebook. The Conductor, who suffered a black eye and scratches to his face...
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and at Verizon Connected Solutions voted last Friday to ratify a four year extension of their current contracts, which were set to expire in August 2019.
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
DC 37 members voted overwhelmingly for a contract that provides for a total wage increase of 7.42 percent and preserves their premium-free health-care coverage with no givebacks. Members voted 31,133 in favor and 743 against the contract, an approval rating of 97.6 percent. The mail-ballot vote was tabulated on Aug. 14 at the American Arbitration Association’s office in downtown Manhattan.
Aug 10, 2018 | News Story
State and Local primary elections are happening on Thursday, September 13, and registration deadlines are coming up fast. Make sure you're ready to vote on Election Day! MAIL REGISTRATION:
Application must be postmarked no later than August 19, 2018 and received by a board of elections no later than August 24, 2018 to be eligible to vote in the Primary.
Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
After months of talks that culminated in several marathon negotiating sessions and informational picketing that brought thousands of members into the streets, 1199SEIU and the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York on July 13 settled a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The new contract protects health benefits, secures pensions, advances job security provisions, fully...