News Stories

Dec 1, 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.
Dec 1, 2017 | News Story
Dear Affiliates: Thank you for all you’ve done this year for our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
This week, the Writers Guild of America, East announced the DNA Info./Gothamist (DNAist) bargaining unit negotiated a substantial transition agreement for workers who were abruptly fired two weeks ago when outlet owner Joe Ricketts shut them down. Terms of the agreement include: Each employee will receive three months of full pay and benefits, even if they obtain other employment. At the end of...
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that staff at Vox Media overwhelmingly voted to unionize. Members of the new “Vox  Union” include writers, editors and social media professionals, as well video producers and others.
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
This week, thousands of members of New York City Building Trades unions gathered on 10th Avenue at 34th Street for a solidarity rally against open shop policies on construction sites.  Workers chanted “Count Me In” as a message that they would be standing strong with their brothers and sisters to see that all workers on the sites have the proper safety training and are being given the area...
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Today, the Worker Institute at Cornell and the Murphy Institute convened a conference entitled “Janus and Beyond: The Future of Public Sector Unions” to address attacks on labor, and how we keep members engaged.   Attendees heard from a number of speakers from labor including NYC CLC Secretary-Treasurer Janella Hinds, TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano, and DC37 Director of Organizing Barbara...
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Last year, the Bakery, Confectionary,Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) called for a boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products, in protest of Mondelez’s (the parent company to Nabisco) policy of outsourcing of U.S. based, union-made products (Oreo, Chips Ahoy, Ritz) to Mexico.  Mexican Mondelez workers are reportedly only paid about $1 per hour.
Nov 17, 2017 | News Story
Gregory Floyd, Teamsters Local 237 President, and Terrence Melvin, President, International Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Secretary-Treasurer of the NYS AFL-CIO recently participated in the Summit for Civil Rights held at the University of Minnesota/Mondale School of Law.  The goal of the two-day conference was to formulate strategy to rekindle the historic civil rights movement of the...
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.