News Stories

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.
May 18, 2018 | News Story
Check out new video of the Building Trades April 4th #CountMeIn rally! https://vimeo.com/263570284
Apr 20, 2018 | News Story
On Tuesday, more than 5,000 flight attendants employed by JetBlue voted 2,661 to 1,387 to join the Transport Workers Union. The results were released by the National Mediation Board, which oversaw the electronic balloting. The victory came after a multi-pronged organizing campaign by rank-and-file flight attendants and professional TWU organizers. Nationally, the Transport Workers Union...
Apr 20, 2018 | News Story
32BJ SEIU’s bargaining committee and the Realty Advisory Board reached a tentative agreement last Friday that would provide 11.3% raises over four years, maintain health care, increase funding for training and retirement benefits and added protections against harassment. If ratified by the members, the contract would cover over 31,000 doormen, porters, handypersons and supers in 3,500 buildings...
Apr 20, 2018 | News Story
After over three years of legal delays by the Columbia University administration, a majority of 3,000 research and teaching assistants have voted 93% (1832 to 136) to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike. This follows Columbia’s announcement that they will defy their legal obligation to bargain and refuse to recognize the union.
Apr 20, 2018 | News Story
A decision in the Janus Case is Coming Soon. Regardless of the Supreme Court decision, we must stand united and make it clear that no court case can stand in the way of our fight for the good, union jobs our families, communities, and country needs. Here’s how you can help TODAY: Step 1: Make your own sign with the word UNION Step 2: Have your picture taken holding the sign (stand on a desk at...
Apr 13, 2018 | News Story
Last night, the New York City Labor Movement came together to honor several leaders whom have had great impact on the lives of working people. Labor gathered at the W New York Hotel to present the Visionary Award to AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler; the Founders’ Award to Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW & Long Island Federation of Labor President John Durso; & the Trailblazer Award to...
Apr 13, 2018 | News Story
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday signed legislation which strengthens the rights of working men and women in New York State.