Union Matters


IWW calls on AFL-CIO to drop police unions

Criticism of police unions have gotten louder and louder. This week, some of those criticisms have come from other unions.

Unions respond/react to protests

Protests over police brutality rocked the country this past week and labor unions weren’t exempt.

RNs at HCA hospitals plan to protest over layoffs and pay cuts

Registered nurses at 15 HCA hospitals in six states will raise their voices in unison against their employer’s latest actions.

The new reality of reopening retail stores

As the Empire State takes its first tentative steps toward reopening the economy, nothing is more important than ensuring we do it the right way.

MTA, TWU and others want DC to fund mass transit in relief package

Transit agencies around the country, along with several unions, hope new transit funding lessens their burden during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SBA, health commissioner in hot water over war of words

The Police Benevolent Association, the Sergeants Benevolent Association and the Detectives’ Endowment Association have called for the firing of New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot over comments she made during a phone conversation with NYPD Chief of Department ...

Labor unions endorse Ocasio-Cortez

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a name for herself during her short time in Washington, D.C. If labor unions have their way, she’ll be in Congress for a while.

Unions to the federal government: Help us make union elections electronic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, unions want to hold elections, one way or another.

(Some) CUNY teachers to John Jay College: No jobs? No grades.

CUNY faculty members want to curtail layoffs. Some of them are willing to withhold grades to do it.

UAW, AFT denounce Betsy DeVos’ ‘weakening’ of Title IX

A couple of unions believe President Donald Trump’s administration made the road for sexual assault survivors narrower and more difficult.

IBT, TWU and others will have priority access to COVID tests

Frontline transportation workers will have first access to coronavirus tests.

Security officers call out homeless shelter for messing with their sick time

Security officers at homeless shelters around the city have filed formal complaints with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.

New Yorkers deserve more from Macy’s than fireworks

Macy’s announcement that it wanted to go ahead with its July 4th fireworks display in the midst of this pandemic should be disturbing to all New Yorkers for several reasons.

Amazon workers stage “sick out” citing work conditions

Facing consistently bad work conditions, Amazon workers staged a “sick out” protesting the online retail giant’s assistance (or lack thereof) with making their jobs safer.

Essential workers at two high-end residential buildings strike over harassment, pay & benefits

Workers at two luxury apartment buildings staged a day-long walkout from their jobs protesting mistreatment, salaries and benefits this past Thursday, April 16.