News Stories

Jun 22, 2018 | News Story
From Labor411.org: A ball game just isn’t a ball game without the hot dogs, the salty snacks, the sodas and the beer. To best enjoy these goodies, we recommend ethical brands made by companies who treat their employees fairly. If you’re headed to the stadium to tailgate, you can bring your own snacks (but don’t try this with the beer!) If you’re watching at home, consult the list of products...
Jun 15, 2018 | News Story
On Tuesday after work, hundreds of union construction workers rallied outside of Related Companies headquarters... check out video here!
Jun 15, 2018 | News Story
Celebrate your dad in solidarity style this Father's Day by getting him a gift that sports the union label. Check out some union-made Father's Day gift ideas from our friends over at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. Don't forget to text MADE to 235246 for more union-made-in-America product lists.
May 28, 2018 | News Story
Today, and every day, we must remember the Service Members of this great Country who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service, and we will never forget. #MemorialDay
May 25, 2018 | News Story
CEO pay for major companies in the United States rose nearly 6% in the past year, as income inequality and the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs have increased. According to the new AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch, the average CEO of an S&P 500 Index company made $13.94 million in 2017—361 times more money than the average U.S. rank-and-file worker. The Executive Paywatch website, the most...
May 25, 2018 | News Story
Employers who stiff their workers or discriminate against them just got a big lift from the Supreme Court, which issued a major ruling Monday making it easier for companies to avoid employee lawsuits. The 5-4 ruling upheld employers’ use of class-action waivers in arbitration agreements. By signing these controversial provisions, workers give up their right to band together and sue in court for...
May 25, 2018 | News Story
The AGMA-represented dancers and stage managers of Alvin Ailey rallied with supporters yesterday as part of their fight for a fair contract with pay and benefits that meet industry standards. Ailey’s Artists, predominately African-American dancers, earn much less than dancers at comparable companies with similar or even smaller budgets. Additionally, these Artists put on more performances than...
May 25, 2018 | News Story
In response to a formal rulemaking petition from the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG), New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) stated it plans to put forward rules on industry-wide for-hire vehicle driver income and pay transparency later this summer.
May 24, 2018 | News Story
The New York City labor movement joins in mourning the passing of Thomas Van Arsdale on May 20th. Thomas, the son of legendary labor leader Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., was an active trade unionist throughout his life as a member of Local 3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He served as Local 3's Business Manager, as Treasurer of the IBEW, and as President of the New York City Central...
May 18, 2018 | News Story
From April 9-20, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC) launched a boycott of Reynolds American Inc. (now owned by British American Tobacco)’s VUSE e-cigarette brand with over 40 demonstrations outside of Kangaroo, Circle K, 7 Eleven, and Wawa convenience stores in New York, San Francisco, Orlando, Raleigh, Durham, Toledo, and other major US cities.