News Stories

May 12, 2017 | News Story
Charter/Spectrum workers continue to walk the picket line this week. Approximately 1,800 workers walked off the job on March 28 after Charter Communications refused to bargain in good faith, attempting to slash benefits by halting their contributions to workers’ pension and medical plans. Charter/Spectrum has unfairly disciplined workers for repeat service calls from customers, when the root...
May 5, 2017 | News Story
Labor History Month is here! The New York Labor History Association (NYLHA) has put together a calendar with all the events and exhibitions celebrating labor’s rich history in May. NYLHA, founded in 1976, serves as a bridge between the past and present and between trade unionists and academics. This month’s activities are diverse, including panel discussions about labor history topics, protests...
May 5, 2017 | News Story
On Monday, nearly 13 hours after the expiration of their contract, workers at Bloomingdale’s iconic 59th Street flagship store ratified a new contract with an 88% approval rate. The agreement is historic, as it is the first ever contract that allows workers to receive commission from online sales.   Workers at Bloomingdale’s are largely paid on a draw v. commission system, and had been facing an...
May 5, 2017 | News Story
Early Tuesday morning, the Writers Guild of America reached a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
May 5, 2017 | News Story
This Wednesday and Thursday, graduate student employees at The New School took a unionization vote. The eligible workforce is made up of teaching assistants, teaching fellows, and research assistants. The union authorization vote is a culmination of years of work, as Student Employees of the New School-United Auto Workers (SENS-UAW) has been organizing since 2014, when they circulated a union...
May 5, 2017 | News Story
On Friday, April 28, 2017, the UFT honored both teachers and schools from throughout the five boroughs for their commitment to the students, the profession, and the union at the Academic High School Awards. The event included guest speakers such Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, School’s Chancellor Carmen Fariña and the UFT’s very own President Michael Mulgrew and Vice President for...
May 5, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, the New York State AFL-CIO facilitated a training for union members, officers, and staff on Labor’s opposition to a Constitutional Convention. Presentations included the rollout of a broader campaign to organize union members to convey the importance of a NO vote on the Constitutional Convention.
Apr 28, 2017 | News Story
On Saturday, members of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9, lent their time and labor to a good cause as part of a Community Day of Action. Union bridge painters, commercial painters, and drywall tapers donated their skills to six different non-profits across the state, helping refinish facilities either owned or operated by the groups.
Apr 28, 2017 | News Story
This week, members of RWDSU who work at the Main Street Car Wash in Queens rallied outside their workplace to protest management’s refusal to bargain in good faith. The workers’ first three-year contract expires soon, and management is attempting to eliminate overtime pay and hire part-time workers. The car wash workers are paid a subminimum wage and rely on customer tips and overtime hours to...
Apr 28, 2017 | News Story
Today, workers gathered together to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day with a Day of Action  remembering workers who lost their lives on the job over the past year, and recommitting to the fight for workplace safety. The day began at 7 am at Queens Plaza North & 29th Street, where construction and building service workers called out the names of deceased workers, and placed flowers in their...