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We mourn Richard Trumka, and will fight in his memory

The world lost a tireless fighter for working people on Aug. 5, when AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka passed away.

A crisis NOT to waste

There’s no doubt that, in years to come, so much will be written on the effect of the pandemic in all aspects of our lives, that entire libraries will be filled with books on the subject containing countless facts, findings ...

As pandemic recedes, appreciation for essential workers must not

In June, as COVID infection rates, hospitalizations and deaths in New York hit new lows and vaccination rates rose above 70%, what had appeared to be a light at the end of the tunnel blossomed into a sunny summer day.

RWDSU denounces Prime Day, mayor directs focus to small businesses

In a letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos promised to make his company “Earth’s Safest Place to Work.” On Prime Day, workers said he hasn’t come close.

Workers under attack in Colombia and Myanmar crises

2021 has been a brutal year for workers and activists in Colombia and Myanmar, where ongoing protests and labor strikes against repressive regimes have been met with astounding bloodshed.

RWDSU contests Amazon vote, citing intimidation

Alabama Amazon workers voted against joining a union. But according to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Amazon influenced its outcome.

RWDSU contests Amazon vote, citing intimidation

Alabama Amazon workers voted against joining a union. But according to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Amazon influenced its outcome.

Cannabis legalization will benefit all New Yorkers

The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) has become law, and it’s a success all New Yorkers can be proud of.

Amazon Workers Demand Historic Change

In Bessemer, Alabama, a historic, worker-driven grassroots union organizing campaign is underway at the Amazon warehouse there.

Delayed Housing Works victory shows need for PRO Act

In December, by an overwhelming margin, 605 employees at Housing Works housing units, thrift stores, health care, and other locations throughout New York City finally won their campaign to join the RWDSU.

Housing Works employees join RWDSU

Housing Works employees gave themselves a late Christmas present last week.

Respect Our Supermarket and Retail Workers This Holiday Season

Even in the best of times, the holiday season is very stressful for workers at retail stores and supermarkets.

Workers need protection and relief as pandemic rages

With the White House a bona fide coronavirus hot spot, and case numbers rising in dozens of states, one thing is abundantly clear—we are still in the midst of the pandemic, and experts say we may well be entering into ...

Housing works: let them vote!

Housing Works––which provides housing, healthcare, job training, legal assistance, and other supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS––has spent the year disrespecting its workers and doing everything it can to deny their right to unionize

Racial and economic justice forever intertwined

In America—and indeed the entire world—an unprecedented and long overdue conversation on racial justice is happening.

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