Union Matters


Cuomo signs legislation allowing full union dues to be deducted from taxes

Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new legislation that would allow full union dues to be deducted from state taxes.

First ‘Dreamer’ gets deported, 32BJ responds

San Diego native Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez, 23, has lived in the United States since he was 9. He said he had a valid permit.

Washington Heights businesses and livery base owners #ShutItDown on May Day

Elected officials, the New York Immigration Coalition, the Bodega Association and immigrant-run small-business owners used May Day to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and race-based rhetoric.

Tristate area, nation rally on May Day

On the 102nd day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the resistance he’s sparked from the most vulnerable Americans continued on International Workers Day.

Women and mothers lead the resistance

Each year we set aside the second Sunday in May to celebrate and honor our mothers.

US May Day rallies: It's the economy

May Day is International Workers Day. It is the day we commemorate the sacrifices made...

32BJ responds to USCIS bid to end temporary protected status for Haitians

Donald Trump’s administration continues its war on those it determines to be “undesirables.”

Bloomingdale’s needs to recognize importance of workers 

Since 1937, the RWDSU has represented the employees at Bloomingdale’s flagship store on 59th Street. The store is a New York City institution and an internationally famous tourist destination.

Laborers, Local Union #731 recruits apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Laborers, Local Union #731, will conduct a recruitment from May 9, 2017, through May 22, 2017, for 30 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

NYC rallies on Equal Pay Day

Last week City Council Member Laurie Cumbo stood with colleagues and activists from across the city to rally for economic justice on Equal Pay Day.

We’ll march for climate jobs and justice

Among the Washington administration’s latest attempts to turn back the clock is its senseless assault on environmental regulations.

City and union leaders celebrate paid sick leave anniversary

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the third anniversary of New York’s Paid Sick Leave Law with Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas, elected officials and union leaders.

Labor and social activists rally against racism and for better wages

On the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., social justice and labor advocates gathered in dozens of cities around the country Tuesday to show a united front. Both groups vowed to fight racism and ...

KIPP sues to stop UFT from enforcing contract on teachers

Lawyers representing KIPP Academy Charter School filed a lawsuit this month asking the courts to block the United Federation of Teachers from enforcing its contract at a school in the South Bronx.

Community gathers to honor anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Last Saturday, labor leaders and community members gathered to honor the 106th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.