Union Matters


SBA, health commissioner in hot water over war of words

The Police Benevolent Association, the Sergeants Benevolent Association and the Detectives’ Endowment Association have called for the firing of New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot over comments she made during a phone conversation with NYPD Chief of Department ...

Labor unions endorse Ocasio-Cortez

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a name for herself during her short time in Washington, D.C. If labor unions have their way, she’ll be in Congress for a while.

Unions to the federal government: Help us make union elections electronic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, unions want to hold elections, one way or another.

(Some) CUNY teachers to John Jay College: No jobs? No grades.

CUNY faculty members want to curtail layoffs. Some of them are willing to withhold grades to do it.

UAW, AFT denounce Betsy DeVos’ ‘weakening’ of Title IX

A couple of unions believe President Donald Trump’s administration made the road for sexual assault survivors narrower and more difficult.

IBT, TWU and others will have priority access to COVID tests

Frontline transportation workers will have first access to coronavirus tests.

Security officers call out homeless shelter for messing with their sick time

Security officers at homeless shelters around the city have filed formal complaints with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.

New Yorkers deserve more from Macy’s than fireworks

Macy’s announcement that it wanted to go ahead with its July 4th fireworks display in the midst of this pandemic should be disturbing to all New Yorkers for several reasons.

Amazon workers stage “sick out” citing work conditions

Facing consistently bad work conditions, Amazon workers staged a “sick out” protesting the online retail giant’s assistance (or lack thereof) with making their jobs safer.

Essential workers at two high-end residential buildings strike over harassment, pay & benefits

Workers at two luxury apartment buildings staged a day-long walkout from their jobs protesting mistreatment, salaries and benefits this past Thursday, April 16.

N.Y.S. nurses unions: ‘Our members are dying. We demand protections now!’

As COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket in the United States, unions representing 230,000 nurses across the country have joined forces to demand hospitals and the government act now to give nurses optimal personal protective equipment (PPE)—including N95 respirators or higher—a ...

Unions, advocates want worker protections for low-wage employees

Last winter, the New Jersey Department of Labor determined that Uber drivers are state employees and not independent contractors.

Right out of Hollywood? Living in a coronavirus world

Indeed, in all of this darkness, there are many examples of the best of people on display. Health care professionals, first responders, transit workers, to name just a few, are among those who risk their lives to save the life ...

Workers want Maximus to address COVID-19 crisis

Workers believe Maximus has insufficiently protected them at the workplace.

Contracted airline employees, pilots celebrate inclusion in stimulus

Contracted airport workers and unionized airport pilots can rest easy.