News Stories

Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Bureau of Water Supply Machinists Arthur Batson and Glenn Corwin have been recognized by the  Department of Environmental Safety for helping to improve workplace safety.  The Local 246 brothers have been nominated to receive the DEP Always Creating Excellence Award for Environmental Health and Safety.
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  This year and every year, be sure to purchase union-made products as you shop at union grocery stores.  Let’s make sure we are helping support fair wages and work standards as we shop for quality products.
Nov 6, 2017 | News Story
On Monday, November 6th, NYC Labor and elected officials gathered with the Writers Guild of America, East to rally with workers from DNA Info. and Gothamist, who lost their jobs when company owner Joe Ricketts decided to shut down the publications, roughly one week after voting to join the WGAE.
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
This time last week, reporters and editors at New York City local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist were celebrating after voting to unionize with Writers Guild of America, East in an NLRB-conducted election. Now, they are without jobs, as the billionaire owner of both sites, Joe Ricketts, shut down both news outlets at 5 pm on Thursday. All articles vanished from the websites, leaving readers...
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
This week in Harlem, labor and community leaders came together for a community forum  focused on the negative effects a New York Constitutional Convention would have on  communities of color. The forum covered an array of issues like: public education, criminal procedure rights, public hospitals, public housing, healthcare, voter rights, women's reproductive rights, and LGBTIQ rights. The forum...
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
On Thursday, November 2, union members recognized Latina Equal Pay Day, the day when the average amount of money Latina women make catches up to the average wages white men made the year before. Latina women face the largest gender pay gap in the U.S., making only 54 cents for every dollar a white man makes, while black women make 63 cents for every white man’s dollar and white women make 79...
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
On Monday, October 30th union members from all over NYC gathered in Times Square to rally with striking IBEW Local 3 workers.  The Local 3 cable workers have been on strike from Charter/Spectrum Communications since March, protesting the company’s attempts to stop paying into workers’ pension and benefit funds.  Local 3 Business Manager Christopher Erikson opened the program by discussing attacks...
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
Last Saturday, union members gathered in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens for a day of GOTV to educate their fellow union members about the dangers of a NYS constitutional convention.  Members of CWA 1180, CWA 1109, TWU Local 100, DC37, UFT, UWUA Local 1-2, CSEA, UFCW 1500, OPEIU 153, NYC District Council of Carpenters, PEF, ATU 726, United University Professors, and SEIU were on hand to door-...
Nov 3, 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.
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
This week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other top labor leaders joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and other top party leaders to introduce the “Better Deal” platform, a series of pro-labor reforms. The announcement comes during the same week that Republicans introduced their contentious tax plan. The eight-part labor platform includes...