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...
Jul 3, 2013 | News Story
On Tuesday, July 2, members of the Central Labor Council, Teamsters Local 237, workers, elected officials and supporters gathered in City Hall Park for a rally to save jobs, services and programs at NYCHA facilities. NYCHA is looking to fire five hundred unionized workers, and force 12,000 more to take furloughs as a means to help fix the agency’s financial woes.
Jun 25, 2013 | News Story
After nearly six weeks on strike, members of the Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW/UAW Local 2320 (LSSA) Monday approved a contract that allows the employees of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) to return to work representing New York City’s low-income communities.
Jun 24, 2013 | News Story
The New York City Council has created a unique partnership linking labor unions, community groups and a network of respected workforce providers to mobilize efforts that will benefit job seekers, the under employed and the unemployed New Yorkers.
Jun 13, 2013 | News Story
On Tuesday, June 12, thousands of City workers rallied at City Hall Park to demand fair contracts. Citywide public sector union members are currently operating under expired employment contracts, and Tuesday’s crowd included teachers, nurses, sanitation workers and firefighters united to say “enough is enough.” The energetic crowd also included members of private sector unions, who stood in...
May 31, 2013 | News Story
On Friday, May 24, 21 Queens “carwasheros,” made history by signing the first ever union contract for carwash workers in New York City. The carwasheros, members of RWDSU, voted to unionize as a way to protect themselves against wage and tip theft, and as a means of securing a series of raises, set schedules, and unpaid leave time. The three-year contract takes effect on June 3.
May 21, 2013 | News Story
On Monday, May 20, New York City Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez joined with 32BJ Secretary Treasurer Kyle Bragg, Assemblyman Karim Camara, UWUA Local 1-2 Vice President Jim Slevin and workers to support legislation to include public utilities under the State’s prevailing wage law.
May 21, 2013 | News Story
On Tuesday, May 21, members of the New York State Dream Coalition traveled to Albany to lobby legislators about the need to pass the NYS Dream Act. The group also held an afternoon news conference, following the Assembly’s 88-46 passage of the legislation, which would enable undocumented students who qualify for in-state tuition to be eligible to receive State financial aid and scholarships.