Union Matters


Teamsters and activists call out pregnancy discrimination at XPO logistics

A $12 billion company that works with retailers such as Disney and Verizon landed in hot water and the Teamsters have taken them to task.

Your vote...voices of wisdom

Your vote…voices of wisdom British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once declared, “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms.” Our democracy can be and has been disappointing to some, but ...

UFT reaches preliminary agreement with the city

The United Federation of Teachers agreed to a new contract with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this month. The UFT’s new contract takes them through the year 2021. The UFT represents more than 129,000 workers (36 percent of ...

Columbia University postdocs vote to unionize with UAW

If Columbia University’s administration would not listen to graduate workers, maybe they will listen to postdoctoral researchers. This month, the Columbia’s postdocs voted to unionize with the United Auto Workers with 68 percent voting in favor. Now, the 2,000 postdocs ...

Amazon needs to improve much more than just wages

Amazon generated some positive headlines for itself recently by announcing a wage hike to $15 per hour for all of its hourly employees. There are many questions, however, about changes to the company’s bonus and stock grant programs that accompanied ...

Terminal One Group welcomes Port Authority JFK redevelopment ambitious vision plan

The Terminal One Team, comprising Terminal One Group Association and its world-class team of operating and financial partners, today welcomed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s decision to move forward with the redevelopment and expansion of John ...

Student loan servicer hit with class-action lawsuit

Nine members of the American Federation of Teachers have brought a class-action lawsuit against Navient. The AFT members, from across four different states, believe that the student loan servicer misled borrowers who work in public service professions about accessing a ...

Unions hail Port Authority vote on wage increases

Last week, local airport workers finally got the news that they’d been waiting for all year. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officially voted in favor of a new resolution raising the minimum wage for workers at ...

Mulgrew praises mayor and chancellor’s new diversity plan

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced a plan to diversify a school district in Brooklyn.

Airport workers anticipate Port Authority-led wage raise Thursday

Local airport workers might finally get what they’ve wanted for years: a raise in their minimum wage.

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.