News Stories

Jul 13, 2018 | News Story
A little more than a month after staffers at The New Yorker declared their intention to form a union, the magazine's top editor said that management won't stand in the way. In a note to employees on Monday, David Remnick struck a message of unity in describing a constructive negotiating process with the NewsGuild, the union with which magazine staffers organized.
Jul 6, 2018 | News Story
Join the NYC Central Labor Council, the Murphy Institute at CUNY, and the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR for a series of six workshops focused on the fundamental skills and strategy necessary to strengthen our unions in this crucial moment. Workshops will be held twice a month beginning in August. Sessions can be attended individually, but locals are strongly encouraged to choose participants...
Jul 6, 2018 | News Story
This month Labor Notes is sharing a special expanded issue devoted to one topic: a survival guide for rebuilding power in open-shop America. Janus is a serious blow—but there is still good news. As plenty of unions in open-shop states and sectors can testify, it’s still possible to win campaigns and maintain high membership rates despite the legal hurdles. Labor Notes talked to workers in schools...
Jul 6, 2018 | News Story
The 2019 Union Plus Scholarship application is now open! Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.3 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.
Jun 29, 2018 | News Story
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which dealt with the fees that public unions can collect from non-members. In the 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that people who aren’t union members but are represented by a public union cannot be obligated to pay fair share agency fees.
Jun 29, 2018 | News Story
Members of the New York State Nurses Association are proud to announce a tentative agreement with management of Staten Island University Hospital. The ratification vote for the registered nurses will occur Thursday and Friday.
Jun 29, 2018 | News Story
New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller, chair of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor, said on Monday it’s “pretty obvious” that Charter/Spectrum has not bargained “in good faith” with striking IBEW Local 3 workers.
Jun 29, 2018 | News Story
District Council 37, the city’s largest public employee union, has reached a tentative agreement with the City of New York on a new, 44-month wage pact that provides a total of 7.42 percent in pay hikes; back pay; plus additional resources to boost employee education and training and to address issues of worker recruitment and retention. Approximately 100,000 city employees are covered by the...
Jun 29, 2018 | News Story
On Wednesday, with an expired contract, 1,500 unionized H&M workers at locations across Manhattan ramped up their campaign for a fair new contract. After months of negotiations, it was clear to the union that the company was not bargaining with any real intent to secure a new contract.
Jun 29, 2018 | News Story
The Bernhardt Prize is an award of $500 given to an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people. Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome. The work should be published -- in print or online -- in a union or workers' center publication OR by an...