Union Matters


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

NYSUT poll: Teachers want health/safety as only factor for reopening schools

A recent poll by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) revealed that local educators feel the same as educators around America.

WE GET UP: City workers staying strong

At a time of unimaginable grief, when a sudden, highly contagious virus rocked the entire world—and our own personal, little world—city workers, including members of my union, Local 237, didn’t give up, they got up and went to work.

A bill could give city homeless shelter security officers better benefits/wages

New York City Council Members Diana Ayala and Francisco Moya have introduced legislation that would provide city homeless shelter security officers with more training and better wages and benefits for security officers working at privately-run shelters under contract with City ...

A broken-down USPS could decide America’s fate

On Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill to manufacture and distribute personal protective equipment to all Americans.

AFT State of the Union address: Nothing’s off the table with a triple threat

An economic crisis, a public health crisis, and America confronting its racism were on the minds of many during the American Federation of Teachers’ State of the Union gathering on Tuesday, July 28.

Union & immigrant workers demand Trump pass the HEROES Act

Hundreds of essential employees from 32BJ SEIU took to Trump International Hotel to demand Congress and the White House do right by essential workers.

Stop & Shop ends essential pay, unions plan to file charges

According to officials at the United Food and Commercials Workers, Stop & Shop “unilaterally” ended essential pay for its employees.

32BJ & NNU endorse Biden for president

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has two more endorsements to add to his resume. National Nurses United (NNJ), in a vote by its National Executive Council, endorsed Joe Biden for president.

AOC campaign workers join a union (with her blessing)

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez practiced what she preached this week with the help of her campaign staffers.

AFT decries Washington’s attack on education

The American Federation of Teachers is fighting a war against the separation of church and state and student vouchers. It took a significant blow this month.

Shelter security officers demand better wages, healthcare and work conditions after colleagues death

The website for The MAve Hotel presents itself as your run of the mill “luxury” hotel in the Flatiron district.

Hempstead’s Black residents want construction company to know that ‘Black Jobs Matter’

A construction company denied Hempstead’s Black residents jobs.

Racial and economic justice forever intertwined

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

AFT expands efforts to help Black Lives Matter movement

Another union has made a commitment to assist with the Black Lives Matter movement.