News Stories

Feb 2, 2018 | News Story
Black History Month As America celebrates the start of Black History Month, the AFL-CIO is reaffirming its commitment to fighting for black workers who make up such a vital part of our union movement. I AM 2018: National Moment of Silence Yesterday, a national moment of silence was held to commemorate the lives of Echol Cole and Robert Walker. Cole’s and Walker’s on-the-job deaths sparked the...
Feb 2, 2018 | News Story
This week the National Writers’ Union, UAW Local 1981 (NWU), announced a settlement agreement with Nautilus magazine resolving a non-payment grievance with twenty Nautilus freelancers.
Feb 2, 2018 | News Story
This week the Union of Clerical, Administrative, and Technical Staff, NYSUT Local 3882 (UCATS) announced the ratification of their contract with NYU.
Jan 26, 2018 | News Story
Members of the MET Orchestra were joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at the New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte Branch at 203 West 115th Street in Harlem to perform a FREE “Musical Read-Aloud” for children and families. Borough President Brewer read “Buzzard and Wren Have a Race,” from the book A Ring of Tricksters by Virginia Hamilton and the book Icarus Swinebuckle by...
Jan 19, 2018 | News Story
Thursday morning, Labor leaders from New York City stood with community leaders, members of the City Council, and the broader Labor Movement around the country to kick off the I AM 2018 campaign. The campaign honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorates the lives and work of the sanitation workers who went on strike in Memphis in 1968.
Jan 19, 2018 | News Story
Workers at Hunt’s Point Market have ratified a new three-year agreement that includes substantial pay raises and funding for the workers’ health and pension plans. The agreement was reached after workers had voted to authorize a strike if the Tuesday deadline was not met. “This strong contract is a testament to the solidarity of these union members,” said Dan Kane Jr., President of Teamsters...
Jan 12, 2018 | News Story
This week, the Writers Guild of America, East announced digital media company Vox Media had voluntarily recognized the Vox Union as the representative for collective bargaining for around 400 creative professionals.
Jan 12, 2018 | News Story
About once a month, Local 802 AFM presents free Jazz Mentors panels, usually at the union, on various topics of interests to the jazz community. Each panel features experts in the industry sharing knowledge and advice with jazz musicians and students. On Thursday, Local 802 brought a panel about the artist-manager relationship to Jazz Congress, an annual gathering of the jazz community put on by...
Jan 12, 2018 | News Story
Dr. James Melius, an expert on workplace medicine and fierce advocate for worker health, has died at age 69. Dr. Melius worked for the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health as well as the New York State Laborers’ in his long career as an advocate. Dr. Melius testified before Congress in support of workers suffering from the effects of 9/11 related illness and was a strong...
Jan 12, 2018 | News Story
Secretary/Treasurer of Actors’ Equity Association Sandra Karas writes in today's New York Daily News about how the new tax laws hurt middle class Americans, and especially those in theater.