News Stories

Aug 22, 2013 | News Story
  Alpine Painting and Sandblasting, a painting contractor, is inconsistent in paying workers in accordance with area standards. We take the fair payment of labor seriously, especially when contractors like Alpine Painting undermine the hard working men and women of our communities. Efforts to undercut workers are unlawful, and they erode area standards.
Aug 21, 2013 | News Story
Union members help to provide vital services to our throughout our city.  Their professionalism and skill help to ensure that the union label is widely recognized as a standard of quality, professionalism, and service.  This commitment was made evident yesterday when Plumbers Local 1 member David Justino came to the aid of British tourist, Sian Green, who was seriously injured when a cab jumped a...
Aug 16, 2013 | News Story
The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU) is asking for support on three pieces of legislation that are key to standing against the threats to the Postal Service.  The Postal Service Protection Act (S-316/H.R. 630) would protect post offices by giving the Postal Regulatory Commission the authority to prevent post office closures, and allow the USPS to develop new products and services to...
Aug 9, 2013 | News Story
Last year, workers and community activists staged a seven-month-long boycott of the store, and a federal lawsuit, which resulted in Kim agreeing to pay 12 workers roughly $95,000 in withheld overtime pay.  This latest call for a boycott comes as a result of stalled negotiations between Kim and newly unionized workers, who are members of RWDSU.
Aug 8, 2013 | News Story
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Affiliation of UFCW August 8, 2013
Aug 1, 2013 | News Story
Last Friday, fast food workers gathered near a Bushwick Domino’s to protest the firing of delivery driver Gregory Reynoso. Reynoso was fired for his work to help his fellow employees organize for better wages and the ability to join a union.  Friday’s rally kicked off a week of nationwide strikes, beginning right here in New York on Monday.
Aug 1, 2013 | News Story
On Friday, July 26, over 100 Home Care workers with 1199 SEIU, gathered with public officials for a speak-out and rally outside of Accent Care’s Bronx office. The group rallied to demand that the company’s executives treat their workers with respect by offering them paid sick days and affordable health insurance for themselves and their families. Public officials like Public Advocate Bill de...
Jul 26, 2013 | News Story
On Wednesday, TWU, NYSNA and 1199 joined with community groups like ROC-NY, New York Communities for Change and UnitedNY for a day of action for workers.  The day’s events began with a morning TWU rally, where members and supporters gathered at MTA headquarters to speak about the need for service and job restorations.  During the afternoon, members of ROC-NY organized a “sit-in” at a Midtown...
Jul 19, 2013 | News Story
This week, 1199 and NYSNA continued to oppose the SUNY-ordered of closure of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital. On Thursday, SUNY ordered all patients relocated to other facilities by Sunday.  This is just the latest development in a months-long battle between SUNY and the 1199 and NYSNA members employed at Long Island College Hospital.  The unions filed a lawsuit against SUNY, highlighting...
Jul 12, 2013 | News Story
This week, the NYC District Council of Carpenters continued its strike against the Manufacturing Woodworkers Association of Greater NYC, seeking better wages and benefits for workers.  The Carpenters’ contract expired on June 30, and on Monday July 1, 350 members went out on strike in protest of proposed wage freezes and lower benefits. The Council warns that the strike could cause delays on...