News Stories

Dec 1, 2017 | News Story
This week, 20 school safety agents - members of Teamsters Local 237, received Excellent Performance of Duty awards for being among the first on the scene to help save lives and restore calm following the October 31st attack in Battery Park City.   The ceremony took place on Thursday at Stuyvesant High School, and the school safety agents were formally thanked by Local 237 President Gregory Floyd...
Dec 1, 2017 | News Story
This week, Local 802  launched the Emerging Artists Project, a new grant program and tool designed to support musicians who most need it.  Modeled upon a Target Fund system developed in the 1980’s, the Emerging Artists Project is designed to help ensembles and bands reach the standards that we musicians should expect for our craft, both professionally and artistically.
Dec 1, 2017 | News Story
As of Wednesday, November 1, open enrollment for health care coverage by the Affordable Care Act is open through December 15th. Many unions, especially healthcare unions like 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, took to social media this week to remind members to enroll before the deadline. Visit HealthCare.Gov to enroll and #getcovered.
Dec 1, 2017 | News Story
Dear Affiliates: Thank you for all you’ve done this year for our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
This week, the Writers Guild of America, East announced the DNA Info./Gothamist (DNAist) bargaining unit negotiated a substantial transition agreement for workers who were abruptly fired two weeks ago when outlet owner Joe Ricketts shut them down. Terms of the agreement include: Each employee will receive three months of full pay and benefits, even if they obtain other employment. At the end of...
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that staff at Vox Media overwhelmingly voted to unionize. Members of the new “Vox  Union” include writers, editors and social media professionals, as well video producers and others.
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
This week, thousands of members of New York City Building Trades unions gathered on 10th Avenue at 34th Street for a solidarity rally against open shop policies on construction sites.  Workers chanted “Count Me In” as a message that they would be standing strong with their brothers and sisters to see that all workers on the sites have the proper safety training and are being given the area...
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Today, the Worker Institute at Cornell and the Murphy Institute convened a conference entitled “Janus and Beyond: The Future of Public Sector Unions” to address attacks on labor, and how we keep members engaged.   Attendees heard from a number of speakers from labor including NYC CLC Secretary-Treasurer Janella Hinds, TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano, and DC37 Director of Organizing Barbara...
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Last year, the Bakery, Confectionary,Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) called for a boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products, in protest of Mondelez’s (the parent company to Nabisco) policy of outsourcing of U.S. based, union-made products (Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Ritz) to Mexico.  Mexican Mondelez workers are reportedly only paid about $1 per hour.
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Gregory Floyd, Teamsters Local 237 President, and Terrence Melvin, President, International Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Secretary-Treasurer of the NYS AFL-CIO recently participated in the Summit for Civil Rights held at the University of Minnesota/Mondale School of Law.  The goal of the two-day conference was to formulate strategy to rekindle the historic civil rights movement of the...