Union Matters


The fight for the ballot

One year after the national Election Day catastrophe, political pundits and the mainstream media continue to dissect the results.

Gjonaj adds CWA to list of labor endorsements

Another labor union has endorsed Mark Gjonaj for New York City Council’s 13th District in the Bronx.

32BJ’s Figueroa and Gov. Cuomo speak out against Trump budget

President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Senate’s budget push has met the anger of labor union leaders and Democrats. The U.S. Senate is proposing a $5.8 trillion cut to federal spending, including $1.3 trillion from Medicaid and nearly $500 billion ...

32BJ, Working Families Alliance blast ‘sanctuary’ ad by Republican NJ gubernatorial candidate

Being down double digits in the polls and being beaten in fundraising has made New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno channel her inner Donald Trump.

32BJ pres slams Trump for threatening feds removal from PR

President Donald Trump used Twitter again to direct his ire toward an island suffering post-hurricane devastation.

Proposed workers’ comp changes would hurt workers

For more than 100 years, our workers’ compensation system has protected workers injured on the job by providing immediate wage replacement and medical benefits without the need for a costly lawsuit.

Hector Figueroa: Trump’s immigration demands are ‘devil’s bargain’

Sunday, President Donald Trump released a 70-point list of immigration demands that have drawn the ire of Democratic politicians and one labor leader.

32BJ praised Cuomo’s executive order on immigrants

An executive order by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo will prevent state agencies from asking about a person’s immigration status outside of certain conditions.

The Independent Drivers Guild asks TLC to help craft more humane accessibility measure

The Independent Drivers Guild announced Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2017, its opposition to the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s proposed accessibility rule, which it estimates will cost New York City’s working drivers more than $125 million in the first year alone.

Target raises minimum wage to $11 an hour, $15 by 2020

Target is giving its workers a raise.

Columbia grad workers testify before elected officials

This Wednesday, research and teaching assistants from various departments across Columbia University testified in front of a panel of elected officials at the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

Unions set up funds, volunteer to help members affected by Irma and Harvey

With Hurricanes Irma and Harvey wreaking havoc in the America’s south and southeast regions, unions have come to the forefront to contribute to the effort in their own ways.

Study: More than 50 percent of home care workers are on public assistance

A new study by a national research and consulting organization showed that more than half of home health care workers rely on public assistance to supplement income.

Toward a people’s agenda

As Congress returns to work after its annual August recess, we need to step up our resistance efforts. On Congress’ agenda are a number of packages that will affect us all.

Fund the MTA’s Action Plan

NYC Transit workers know the subway system inside and out. We know it better than anyone else.