Union Matters


Elected officials and 32BJ: ‘Include airport workers in bailout’

The airline companies might see some relief, but workers want a piece of the action.

Supermarkets are hiring amid COVID-19 panic

COVID-19 cost you your job? A few places want to hire you.

Chipotle employees walk out for the fourth time in two weeks

Chipotle employees have fought several battles with the fast-food company the past few years. They’re now engaged in another one.

Rory Gamble Named First African American President of the UAW

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy.

Report: Median pay higher for white baristas than Black baristas at dozens of airport Starbucks

A recent report by a labor union suggests that the median pay for Black baristas at airport-based Starbucks locations is lower than that of white baristas.

Labor and activists take to Albany to scream for taxes on wealthy

The battle against millionaires and billionaires waged on in the state capitol this week.

Chipotle settles with city in paid sick leave battle, war continues

City Hall went to bat for a Chipotle employee and won.

Housing Works employees’ voices will finally be heard

Housing Works employees have spent over a year trying to get their boss to accept that they want to join the RWDSU.

Biz groups lose challenge to Fair Workweek law

Local businesses took a loss recently when New York City’s Fair Workweek law was held up in court.

With NLRB’s help, a new tech union emerges

Unions tend to be associated with blue-collar industries and work, but one group wants unions to be a part of white-collar culture too.

Black Local 3 members push for a seat at the table

Black International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 members want union leadership to do right by them.

Education unions blast Trump’s budget proposal

Judging by Trump’s proposed budget, one could assume the theme is “decimate and accumulate.”

State Senator Hoylman, activists protest at Bezos’ Manhattan abode to #MakeBillionairesPay

Originally designed for commercial use in the early 20th century, 212 Fifth Avenue was converted into 48 residences in 2016 by Madison Equities.

New bills let workers hold payroll companies liable for missing checks

After a major scandal left workers without their pay, the New York State Senate wants to make sure they get their money, one way or another.

Why unions matter

It’s hard to believe, but five years have passed since I was sworn into office. Standing in the same spot and having the oath administered again by our General President James P. Hoffa, still conjured up that same feeling of ...