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Apr 12, 2016 | News Story
From CWA-Union.org After trying for ten months to reach a fair contract, nearly 40,000 Verizon workers from Massachusetts to Virginia will go on strike at 6 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13 if a fair agreement is not reached by then. The Verizon strike will be by far the largest work stoppage in the country in recent years. 
Apr 4, 2016 | News Story
 
Apr 1, 2016 | News Story
Workers at Verizon, members of Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1101, took  to the streets on Thursday to demand a fair contract.  After over nine months of bargaining, Verizon still refuses to negotiate a fair contract for 39,000 workers across the Northeast. The company is making over $1.5 billion per month, and CEO Lowell McAdam took home $18 million last year, yet Verizon wants to...
Apr 1, 2016 | News Story
This week, Albany announced a budget deal including provisions designed to put 3.1 million working men and women on the path to a $15 per hour minimum wage.  Workers in NYC will see the wage boost take effect by 2018 (2019 for companies with less than 10 employees), while workers in Long Island and Westchester will see the wage bump by 2021.  The deal also includes a provision to allow workers to...
Mar 25, 2016 | News Story
On Thursday, more than 40 CUNY faculty and staff members locked arms and blocked the doors in front of Governor Cuomo's Manhattan office. The "die-in" was designed to Highlight the demand for increased investment in CUNY in the State budget.  
Mar 25, 2016 | News Story
On Wednesday, representatives of labor, community groups and many others gathered at Washington Place and Greene Street in Greenwich Village to remember the 146 workers who perished in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The event opened with selections from the NYC Labor Chorus, followed by a few selections from students at PS 361.
Mar 24, 2016 | News Story
Thanks to the folks at Labor 411, we don't have to hunt for the union-made Easter treats!  Make sure to refer to this list when filling up your baskets this year!  
Mar 11, 2016 | News Story
On Thursday, hundreds of workers, students, and supporters gathered to call for increased funding for the City University of New York (CUNY) system.
Mar 10, 2016 | News Story
Saint Patrick's Day is next Thursday, March 17.  As you gather to celebrate your Irish or adopted Irish heritage, please refer to this list of union-made products compiled by the folks over at Labor 411.  Don't forget to patronize union grocery stores!
Mar 4, 2016 | News Story
This week, the Ironworkers union released a new video highlighting the importance of community involvement. In the video, workers from NYC talk about the “union difference,” when it comes to training, safety, and wages.