Union Matters


Los Angeles public school teachers go on strike

The union for the second largest school system in the United States went on strike Monday.

UAW files lawsuit against General Motors for breach of contract

The union representing autoworkers wants to take General Motors to task.

Graduates celebrate Pathways to Apprenticeship

Two elected officials partnered with an organization to celebrate graduates of a per-apprenticeship program in the Bronx.

Columbia grad assistants and postdocs approve recognition framework

Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW approved a framework agreement with Columbia University that includes union recognition for all 5,000 workers and will begin contract negotiations in February 2019.

UAW criticizes GM for layoffs

President Donald Trump said those jobs were coming back. General Motors just let its workers know that they aren’t. This week, the motor vehicle manufacturer announced its plans to lay off 15 percent of its salaried workforce (up to 14,000 ...

AFT president fires back at education department over Title IX changes

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten blasted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for proposed changes to Title IX.

Cuomo fends off Amazon criticism

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo found himself on the defensive after announcing Amazon’s arrival to Long Island City.

Fast food workers achieve ‘scheduling’ victory

Thanksgiving came early for fast food workers, courtesy of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Amazon doesn’t need or deserve taxpayer money

There are reports that Amazon has chosen to build a new HQ in New York, and that news was coupled with reports that New York State has put together a “strong incentive package” to help lure the e-commerce behemoth to ...

DC37 and CUNY announce tentative labor pact

New York City’s largest union of municipal employees and the City University of New York have agreed to a tentative deal resulting in wage raises.

Phase-in of New York and New Jersey airport workers begins

It’s a new day for New York and New Jersey airport workers, who begin the road to a higher minimum wage this month.

JFK security officers announce a strike

A group of security officers at John F. Kennedy Airport announced a strike to begin Thursday afternoon. The security officers, who work for Global Elite doing aircraft and ramp search and checkpoint monitoring at JFK, announced plans for a strike ...

Remember Selma

Nov. 6 we will have an opportunity to voice our opinion about our nation’s direction. We dare not squander that opportunity; far too much is at stake.

Teamsters and activists call out pregnancy discrimination at XPO logistics

A $12 billion company that works with retailers such as Disney and Verizon landed in hot water and the Teamsters have taken them to task.

Your vote...voices of wisdom

Your vote…voices of wisdom British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once declared, “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms.” Our democracy can be and has been disappointing to some, but ...