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DC37, libraries workers and advocates to de Blasio: Keep investing in libraries

On a hot and muggy Friday morning at City Hall, libraries workers, advocates and members of the union DC37 called on the de Blasio administration to keep investing in libraries.

De Blasio signs Fair Workweek legislation

Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that would help fast-food workers around the five boroughs.

It's been 10 years since Congress raised the minimum wage

Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage in 10 years. Democrats on Capitol Hill decided to mark the occasion by introducing a bill that probably won't pass.

32BJ advocates for TPS extension for Haitians and STAFER Act in NJ

Fighting nationally and locally, 32BJ President Hector Figueroa spoke out on behalf of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians and for new legislation in New Jersey that would increase wages for airport workers.

AT&T worker strikes spread across the country

Hoping for a better contract, AT&T workers used this past weekend to show why they matter.

Mayor de Blasio announces new protections for freelancers

Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced one of the first documented protections for freelance workers.

32BJ supports fast food workers petition, announces candidate endorsements

Monday, 32BJ joined fast food workers at City Hall to deliver 3,000 messages to the New York City Council calling on council members to pass a law enabling industry workers to fund their own nonprofit organization with paycheck deductions.

NYSUT endorses Brian Benjamin for Senate

The New York State United Teachers announced this week that they have endorsed Brian Benjamin for New York State Senate in the 30th District.

AQE: Cuomo isn’t a champion of public education

Last week, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a news conference at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Long Island City touting his new education budget.

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...