News Stories

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.
Nov 9, 2018 | News Story
This week's news that Amazon may be planning to open part of its HQ2 in Long island City has sparked concerns for some about gentrification, strains on existing infrastructure, and using taxpayer subsidies to help a massively profitable private business set up shop.
Nov 9, 2018 | News Story
In case you missed it, check out NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez's Letter to the Crain's Editor asking why Washington, DC political operative Richard Berman refuses to disclose who is funding his shady campaign against New York City's Building Trades and working people.
Nov 2, 2018 | News Story
More than 400 SAG-AFTRA members rallied yesterday in front of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, LLC (BBH), which is trying to illegally abandon its union contract after almost 20 years. The rally took the form of a mock bake sale to raise funds for BBH. Thousands of baked goods were handed out.
Nov 2, 2018 | News Story
During GWC-UAW Local 2110's strike in April, over 1,500 graduate workers withdrew their labor and marched on the picket lines, and when the strike ended, they knew what their next steps would be. They continued organizing over the summer and vowed to escalate in the fall, prepared to strike again until Columbia respects their labor, their rights as workers, and their democratic election, and...
Nov 2, 2018 | News Story
Google employees are fed up with the search giant’s lack of transparency when it comes to handling sexual harassment and misconduct allegations. Yesterday morning, thousands of Googlers from San Francisco to Dublin walked out in hopes of bringing real change to the company.
Nov 2, 2018 | News Story
Yesterday, content creators at Al Jazeera English, based in the United States, voted overwhelmingly to recognize SAG-AFTRA as their union ̶ with 97 percent voting in favor. The election was conducted by mail ballot and votes were counted this afternoon by the National Labor Relations Board. The victory allows them to move forward to negotiate a first contract.
Nov 2, 2018 | News Story
In 2017, Hurricane Maria destroyed thousands of books in the public schools, and Hard Ball Press responded by donating 200 bilingual children's books to the Teachers Federation of Puerto Rico (Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico).
Oct 26, 2018 | News Story
Workers in United Airlines’ catering kitchens in five cities have voted overwhelmingly to unionize with UNITE HERE. In a National Mediation Board election lasting five weeks, 72% of United catering workers voted to join the union. The newly-organized workers number approximately 2,700 and are employed in United Airlines kitchens in Newark, NJ, Houston, Denver, Cleveland, and Honolulu.