Union Matters


32BJ denounces Astorino’s veto of immigration bill

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino rejected a bill that would’ve protected undocumented immigrants in his area.

Unions condemn ‘alt-right’ Charlottesville rally

The results and aftermath of the ‘alt-right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va. are still being felt around country.

Unions go to bat for Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Local labor unions have jumped to New York State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ defense after a hedge fund manager and political donor made racially charged comments about her in a Facebook post.

NYSNA, 1199, advocates and politicians denounce Senate health care vote

Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the motion to proceed with debate on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Ebony owes its freelancers more than $200,000

It all started with the Twitter hashtag “#EbonyOwes.”

Unions, activists and elected officials to GOP: don’t take away our health care

Last month, before the U.S. Senate decided to punt on a health care vote, union leaders, elected officials and activists gathered in Capitol Hill demanding that the government save health care.

Across the US workers are choosing a union voice

At our union, the RWDSU, we are seeing workers across the U.S. demand the respect and fair treatment all workers deserve.

32BJ SEIU takes on D.C with AHCA and travel ban

With many Americans finding a voice of resistance during President Donald Trump’s first year as president, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that unions such as 32BJ SEIU continue to speak out.

32BJ praises NY assembly for STAFER Act vote, pushes Senate to say ‘yes’

32BJ SEIU wants the New York State Senate to follow the State Assembly’s lead and pass the STAFER act.

An un-American health care act

Last month, the U.S. Senate’s health care working group began crafting companion legislation to the House’s version of the American Health Care Act, a House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

AFT thanks Trump for apprenticeship programs…with a caveat

Last week in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would allow industries to create more apprenticeship programs.

TWU verbally spars with WFP over progressive direction

For some, infighting for the direction of progressive politics has devolved into a purity contest.

Buy Black East New York

Buy Black! This phrase can either enlighten or tighten the attention of the listener.

De Blasio’s education investments meet UFT’s approval

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council reached a handshake deal on a $85.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2018 that includes several investments in education and in young New Yorkers.

Cuomo: NY health care stays intact regardless of Trump; 1199SEIU approves

Gearing up for a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to shore up health care for his constituents.