News Stories

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...
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
Local 802 AFM recently launched a new social media campaign called “Musicians of New York.” In the style of the Humans of New York photo project, the series includes photos of Local 802 members either in their workplaces or out on the streets of New York City, usually with their instrument in hand. The photos are accompanied by brief biographies and quotes from the musician that highlight their...
Nov 3, 2017 | News Story
Boycott Hilton Albany Hotel! Sign On to a Letter of Support in Solidarity with Hotel Trades Council Workers The workers who staff the Hilton Albany (including housekeepers, banquet & restaurant workers, bell persons, and other employees) are in a worsening dispute with the Hilton Albany. The workers’ contract with the hotel expired in April 2017, and they have been working without a contract...
Oct 30, 2017 | News Story
Brothers & Sisters: The November 7 election is fast approaching and there isn't much time left to reach out to all of the voters! Join us to knock on fellow union members' doors in a massive canvassing operation on Saturday, November 4.
Oct 20, 2017 | News Story
On Monday, District Council 37 AFSCME Executive Director Henry Garrido participated in an Oxford-style debate, to educate listeners of the dangers of a New York State Constitutional Convention. His partner on the No Con Con side was Adriene Holder, attorney-in-charge of the civil practice of The Legal Aid Society. Arguing in support of a Con Con were State Senator Liz Kruger, and  Gerald Benjamin...