Union Matters


EMS unions to mayor: Support unlimited sick leave for our 9/11 responders

Two unions representing emergency medical service workers called out the mayor for abandoning them.

Local musician unions reach new deal with Met Opera

Two major musician unions, the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, AFM and the American Guild of Musical Artists announced a new contract with the Metropolitan Opera.

Florida Supreme Court knocks Amendment 8 off November ballot

Florida’s State Supreme Court struck an amendment from the ballot for misleading voters about its true nature.

UPOA accuses city of discrimination, demands payroll records

The union representing probation officers has demanded that the city hand over payroll records and has accused officials of discrimination

Gallup Poll shows union approval at 15-year high

In a poll released before Labor Day, Gallup confirmed that union approval is at its highest in more than a decade.

Construction union members tell NFL to take Related chair off social justice committee

Unionized construction workers want the National Football League to know that one of its owners is bad news.

State Senate candidates endorsed by AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood NYC

A couple of New York State Senate candidates were endorsed by the AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood NYC. The AFL-CIO endorsed Jim Gaughran for senator for the 5th District seat. Gaughran said he felt honored by the endorsement from the union ...

Philly rally declares that immigrant rights are worker rights

Earlier this month, thousands of construction workers, painters and others took to the street of Philadelphia to link immigrant rights to worker rights.

Public works contractor arrested, accused of wage theft

Authorities arrested a public contractor for allegedly skimming from his employees’ paychecks.

Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund divests from private prisons

With detention centers and private prisons at the forefront of American minds, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund decided to send a message to its constituents and the public.

COBA leader found guilty of fraud and conspiracy

The former head of the union representing corrections officers met his fate in court this week.

De Blasio signs for-hire cap bill into law

This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law five bills that he said would bring “fairness” to the for-hire vehicle and taxi industry in the city. It’s the first legislation in the United States that regulates ...

Thrillist staff members vote to authorize strike

Rather than report to work, members of an online media website organized for a better contract.

State legislatures prep for post-Janus world

With the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruling against organized labor, state governments have looked to play protector for public sector unions.

Non-union education association doubles job protections for members post-Janus

The largest non-union, professional educators’ organization doubled job protection benefits for members without raising dues.