Union Matters


Unions divided over mayoral picks

With primary season near, and in the first year of ranked choice voting, labor union endorsements could hold more weight than normal.

Unions react to Derek Chauvin verdict

Everyone had something to say about the conviction of Derek Chauvin. Labor unions were not different.

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.

Unions unveil more endorsements in political races

Elected officials are shoring up endorsements from labor unions hoping it will push them over the edge.

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.

UFA & UFT endorse Hoylman for Manhattan borough president

Manhattan Borough Presidential Candidate Brad Hoylman can add a few more endorsements to his campaign resume.

UFT endorses Vanessa Gibson for Bronx borough president

The United Federation of Teachers has decided that a council member is the one to lead the Bronx.

CUNY faculty go to the Bronx in search of a ‘New Deal’

City University of New York (CUNY) faculty and staff took to the Bronx to call for change.

32BJ endorses Adams for mayor, Freelancers Union endorses Wiley and Yang

32BJ SEIU has endorsed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for mayor.

PSC-CUNY backs Stringer’s report on university’s contributions

The union representing the City University of New York’s teachers and staff praised a recent report by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on the university’s contributions to the city.

CWA 1180 endorses Richards for borough president

Interim Queens Borough President Donovan Richards gave his “State of the Borough” address last Wednesday. If the Communications Workers of America Local 1180 has its way, he’ll give a few more.

A proposal that only leaves room for disaster

As president of Local 237, which represents School Safety Agents (SSAs), I recently spoke at a hearing of the New York City Council’s Education Committee.

Tina Fey, Writers Guild of America show solidarity with Amazon workers

The fate of Amazon workers in Bessemer, AL. has attracted the attention of some big names in Hollywood.

Amazon Workers Demand Historic Change

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

Union applauds multi-employer insurance relief in new COVID-related bill

Union leaders have come forward to praise a bill from U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration that would help their constituents.