Union Matters


Weingarten calls DeVos a liar over teachers’ union comments

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten called out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying she lied about the teachers’ unions losing members in the wake of the Janus v. AFSCME decision.

NYSUT launches campaign to fix ‘broken’ state exams

New York State United Teachers wants Albany to tackle state exams that they feel do more harm than good.

NYSNA making inroads on contract push

The New York State Nurses Association has spent the past several months making noise on the negotiating front.

Bronx building workers reach tentative agreement, avert strike

With a possible strike on the horizon, Bronx building workers agreed to a tentative deal with the Bronx Realty Advisory board.

Espaillat introduces resolution recognizing Women’s History Month & labor contributions

This month, New York Rep. Adriano Espaillat introduced a resolution recognizing Women’s History Month and, specifically, the contributions of women to the labor movement.

Caregivers rally against Medicaid cuts

Last week, caregivers rallied at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Brookdale Hospital respectively to protest potential Medicaid cuts by Albany legislators.

Bronx building workers authorize strike

Bronx apartment building workers rallied for a fair contract, but it wasn’t the only thing on their agenda.

Union leaders: Keep protection for TPS and Dreamers permanent!

Union leaders want Congress to make protections for TPS holders and Dreamers permanent and won’t stop lobbying on their behalf.

Why we stood up to Amazon

My union, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, stood with our allies in New York City against the Amazon HQ2 development in Queens for one simple reason: it is time to confront a powerful economic giant that is transforming ...

Activists rally against potential demise of Metro North comfort station

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Harlem residents from various backgrounds gathered in the shadow of Metro North’s 125th Street Comfort Station calling on the city to invest in rehabilitating the structure and broadening access to safe, clean bathrooms for local residents.

AFL-CIO president to Trump: Your emergency is fake news

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took President Donald Trump to task again. This time, it’s over his declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for his border wall.

The UAW plays a historic role in pioneering civil rights and freedoms in the workplace

The National Newspaper Publishers Association has enjoyed a long history of supporting organized labor, particularly during the Civil Rights Movement when many unions and civil rights-focused organizations worked together to secure legislation that benefitted African-Americans.

Escape from New York: Amazon kills deal for new HQ

Earlier this week, Amazon threatened to take their ball and go home if elected officials and activists didn’t play by their rules.

LA teachers’ strike ends, city agrees to new deal

After a six-day strike and a 21-hour bargaining session, Los Angeles public school teachers are back on the job.

Nurses, union call for health care justice

Public hospital nurses of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation demanded safe staffing and fair funding as they kicked off their contract campaign in Harlem Tuesday, Feb. 5.