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Laborers ‘Urge New York City To Require More’ Apprenticeships

Published on Friday, September 24, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Members of Laborers Local 1010 and supporters rallied outside the gates of City Hall Thursday (September 23rd) to call on Mayor de Blasio and the City Council to pass a Bill that would increase the number of city construction contracts that must provide Apprenticeships. A mayoral directive stipulates that a State-Certified Apprenticeship more»

New York City Vaccine Mandate For Teachers Cleared By State Judge - Ruling Suggests Unions Fighting Requirement ‘Face Uphill Battle’

Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City’s requirement that Teachers be vaccinated against the Coronavirus has cleared by a State Judge following a legal challenge by Labor Unions. New York State Supreme Court Justice Laurence Love removed a Temporary Restraining Order he had imposed on the vaccine mandate while the case plays out. Love dismissed the more»

AFSCME District Council 37 & Non-Profit Workers Applaud Signing Of Labor Peace Agreement

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Following months of advocating on behalf of Workers in the Non-Profit Sector, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido is praising the signing of Intro. 2252. The Bill, which New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law, requires city human services more»

The TWU Honors Its Post-9/11 Dead & Others Who Labored At WTC

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 is vowing to double-down on its campaign to win what Union Leaders maintain is overdue recognition for the central role played by its Members in the 9/11 World Trade Center response and recovery efforts that have claimed the lives of at least 200 of its Members in the years since. Since 2014, in more»

Teamsters ‘Denounce’ Billionaire John Catsimatidis ‘For Firing Striking’ Workers As ‘Essential’ Workers Have Been On Strike For 151 Days For Fair Pay & Benefits

Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Teamsters Local 553 is expanding charges at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against United Metro Energy Corporation, owned by billionaire John Catsimatidis, after the company fired another striking Worker. Catsimatidis has permanently replaced eight Union Activists since a Strike began at the company’s Brooklyn oil more»

Inside New York’s ‘Body Shops That Exploit’ Ex-Prisoners ‘To Drive Down’ Wages - Workers ‘Often Given No’ Safety Equipment & ‘No Training For Dangerous’ Jobs, ‘But A New Law Would Provide Them Those Protections’

Published on Friday, September 17, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - For years, Non-Union Labor Brokers in the New York City construction industry have targeted Workers who have recently been released from prison and are under parole supervision or other court surveillance programs, in a move that many say ensures low wages and poses a serious safety risk for Employees. Known as “Body Shops,” more»

The Metropolitan Opera Has Reached A Four-Year Agreement With The Union For Its Orchestra That Will Allow Performances To Start

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Metropolitan Opera has reached a four-year agreement with the Union for its orchestra, the last major deal needed for the company to resume performances following an 18-month layoff caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The contract with American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 802 was ratified on August 24th, replacing an agreement more»

Reputed New York City Colombo Family Crime Boss Among 14 Mobsters Snared In Labor Racketeering/Extortion Bust - Family Boss, Under Boss, Consigliere & Captains Among Those Defendants, Feds Say

Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A number of high-ranking Colombo Crime Family Members - including 87-year-old Street Boss Andrew "Mush" Russo, 83-year-old Under Boss Benjamin "Benji" Castellazzo and another 87-year-old Under Boss - were arrested early Tuesday (September 14th) by the New York Police Department (NYPD) and FBI in connection with a wide-ranging Labor more»

Remembering Workers Who We Lost On 9/11 - Unions Offer Tributes To Their Members Who Died In The Attacks - ‘We Will Never Forget’

Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Over the weekend, we commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. On that bright, sunny day 20 years ago nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. Many were at work or on their way to work when the planes struck the towers, the Pentagon and on United Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The Union more»

CSEA Looks Back On September 11th - 20 years later

Published on Friday, September 10, 2021 in New York City Labor News
CSEA Editor’s Note: Source material from this page was originally published in late 2001 and early 2002 editions of The Work Force. (NEW YORK CITY) - When the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked by terrorists on September 11th, 2001, Public Employees ran into the buildings to rescue the thousands of people inside, including other Public more»

Remembering 9/11 Some 20 Years Ago: NYC Building Trades President LaBarbera Reflects On Trades Members’ “Sense of Duty To City And Nation” & How Those Trades Workers “Rose To The Occasion”

Published on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Not long after the first plane slammed into the North Tower on that otherwise tranquil September morning, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera - then head of Teamsters Local 282, and his colleagues at the Union's Lake Success Offices started getting phone calls from Laborers working near the more»

Labor Perspective From New York City Councilman Justin Brannan, A Former Union Organizer Who Now Represents District 43 In Brooklyn: "No Doubt About It - If It Weren’t For Organized Labor, There Would Not Have Been A Recovery"

Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Each year, Labor Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on the importance of Organized Labor in providing basic rights and protections to Workers everywhere, but in New York City - where Essential Workers are helping us dig out from COVID, we should brainstorm ways to become the Union Town we always talk about being. To the extent that we’ve made it more»

“We Are Just Happy To Serve,” Hero Bus Operator Tells New Yorkers

Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A New York City Bus Operator is being heralded in recognition of her heroic actions during Hurricane Ida. Rosa Almonte (Pictured Above/ABC7 New York Photo), an eight-year veteran of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and mother of three, was driving her Q58 bus route in Queens on Wednesday (September 1st) when more»

While Many In New York ‘Stayed Dry & Safe,’ Immigrant Gig Workers ‘Braved A Deluge’

Published on Sunday, September 5, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - During a typical downpour, the rainwater also pours gobs of cash in tips into the pockets of Immigrant Gig Workers as they zip around the city delivering takeout to New Yorkers hunkering down at home. Flash flooding warnings are not a case for worry - they are signs of a boon to come, as Food Delivery Apps like GrubHub, DoorDash, and more»

NYS AG James & NYC Department Of Investigation Commissioner Garnett Announce Indictment Of Four Asbestos Investigators For Filing Fraudulent Inspection Reports

Published on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) Commissioner Margaret Garnett have announced the indictment of four Certified Asbestos Investigators (CAI) for repeatedly filing false asbestos inspection reports, putting the health and safety of Workers and New York City residents at risk. A more»

Nearly $7.5M In Stolen Wages ‘Going Back’ To NYC Workers, Comptroller Says

Published on Monday, August 30, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Hundreds of Big Apple Workers are getting nearly $7.5 million in stolen wages back, says New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. The funds owed to more than 400 Workers were uncovered through the Comptroller Office’s Bureau of Labor Law, which enforces Prevailing Wage and Benefit Rates for Construction Workers employed by city more»

Labor Perspective On Vaccination Mandates & Collective Bargaining Agreements From IUOE Local 94 Member Ben Kimmel, A Peer & Wellness Advocate

Published on Sunday, August 29, 2021 in New York City Labor News
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: Ben Kimmel is a proud member of the IUOE Local 94, as well as an author, writer on thewrittenaddiction.com, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Certified Addiction and Recovery Coach, Certified Professional Life Coach, and Peer & Wellness Advocate. Ben can be reached at bennyk1972@gmail.com Ongoing questions more»

New York City Council Aides Officially Unionize After 21-Month Campaign - The Association Of Legislative Employees ‘Is Now The Country’s Largest Legislative Staff Group In Organized Labor’

Published on Friday, August 27, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Labor Union representing more than 350 New York City Council Aides has officially been approved by the city, paving the way for the Association of Legislative Employees (ALE) - which is now the country's largest Legislative Staff Union, to collectively bargain with the City Council. That’s a capstone on a nearly two-year-long more»

Laborers Local 79 Bets New York City Mayoral Nominee Eric Adams Will Be ‘Big On Local Hiring’ Once He Takes Office

Published on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Democratic Mayoral Nominee Eric Adams joined a few hundred Construction Workers under the Major Deegan Expressway earlier this week for “a rally for good jobs and prevent violence” that was organized by Laborers Local 79. “If you want to take the cold steel of a gun out of someone’s hand, then put the steel of a more»

State Senator From Queens Calls On The Hochul Administration ‘To Fully Implement’ The NY HERO Act As The Delta Variant Now ‘Poses A Threat In Workplaces’

Published on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - A Queens Lawmaker is urging Governor Kathy Hochul to direct the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to act under the NY HERO Act to keep workplaces safe. The New York Health and Essential Right Act (NY HERO Act) requires the DOH to implement enforceable minimum standards for workplace safety. The regulations must include more»

Labor Perspective From IUOE Local 94’s Ben Kimmel: The ‘Importance Of Ongoing Training In The Building Trades’

Published on Monday, August 23, 2021 in New York City Labor News
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: Ben Kimmel is a proud Member of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 94, as well as an Author, Writer on the www.writtenaddiction.com, a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Educator, a Certified Addiction and Recovery Coach, a Certified Professional Life Coach and a Peer & Wellness Advocate. more»

New York City Bars Human-Service Contractors From Union-Busting

Published on Friday, August 20, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation this week that will prohibit City Human-Service Contractors from interfering with their Workers’ attempts to organize Unions. The Bill, passed by a 41-to-2 vote in the City Council on July 29th, will require private and non-profit groups providing services such as child care and running senior more»

Greenlight Bookstores Employees In Brooklyn ‘Go Union’ With The RWDSU

Published on Thursday, August 19, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) – Thirty-nine Employees at two locations of Greenlight Bookstore and one location of Yours Truly, Brooklyn - a stationery store, all located in Brooklyn, have voted to Go Union with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU). "Greenlight intends to voluntarily recognize the Union," Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, more»

Elected Brooklyn Representatives Rally With Teamster Local 553 Members As Their Strike At United Metro Energy ‘Surpasses More Than’ 120 Days

Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) – New York State Senators Julia Salazar and Jabari Brisport, Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, and striking Teamsters-represented Workers recently rallied outside of the United Metro Energy Oil Terminal in Brooklyn as their Strike against the company surpassed more than 120 days. The Essential Workers, who are represented by more»

Jail Violence ‘At A Peak’ At Health Facilities Inside Rikers Island: NYSNA & SEIU Rallies To Call Attention ‘For The Need To Provide Health, Safety & Patient Care’

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Three of the largest Health Care Unions in New York - Doctors Council Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and 1199 SEIU – rallied and help a press conference today (Monday, August 16th) to address the conditions and violence in the Rikers Island jail facilities. Every more»

Actors’ Equity & Off-Broadway League Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

Published on Sunday, August 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors’ Equity Association and the Off-Broadway League have announced a new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. The agreement reflects a shared commitment to deliver a contract that addresses the challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and includes new workplace safety guidelines and long-term financial stability for more»

A Daily Beast Exclusive: OOPS! Locked In A ‘Contentious Battle’ Over Tech Staffers Unionizing, NY Times Lawyers ‘Accidentally Send Private Game Plan Strategy Memo to Staff Union’

Published on Friday, August 13, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York Times is engaged in a contentious back and forth with several hundred of the paper’s Technology and Product Staffers who announced a Unionization drive earlier this year - so it was likely a bit embarrassing when the law firm representing the paper’s management accidentally sent a private strategy memo to more»

While New York City’s Emergency Medical Services’ Workers ‘Are Getting A Raise’ Negotiated In A Tentative New, Four-Year Contract, ‘They’ll Also Have To Work Another 131 Hours A Year’

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 4,500 Fire Department Inspectors and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Workers would see their pay go up by more than 11% under a Tentative Contract agreement with New York City that was announced earlier this month - but they’d also have to work another 131 hours a year. If ratified by American Federation of State, County more»

The NewsGuild ‘Just Broke Its Annual Organizing Record, With Five Months To Go’ - More Than 1,500 Workers Across 29 Workplaces Have Joined The Largest Union Representing Journalists So Far This Year

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 1,500 Workers across 29 workplaces have joined the NewsGuild so far this year, setting a record for the organization, which is the largest Union representing Journalists. Since 2015, the NewsGuild has been on an organizing spree, Unionizing local newspapers and national publications alike, as part of a larger Labor Movement more»

EMS Unions & New York City Reach Agreement On A “Landmark” New Contract

Published on Monday, August 9, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City’s EMTs, Paramedics, Fire Inspectors and EMS Officers would see a significant bump in wages under a contract deal reached last week between the de Blasio Administration and Unions representing those job titles. According to the tentative 49-month pact, which is retroactive to June 29th, 2018, the city would more»

Front Line Health Care Workers Take Part In A ‘Brooklyn Bridge March To Remember’ On COVID Day Of Action & Awareness

Published on Sunday, August 8, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN AND NEW YORK, NEW YORK) - New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-represented Nurses and Health Care Professionals gathered on Saturday (August 7th) to honor their fallen colleagues and patients and to call for life-saving investment and stronger Workplace Safety Measures. The Front Line Health Care Workers joined with community members, more»

Next Stop: Austerity Cuts For NYC Transit Riders

Published on Thursday, August 5, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Congressional Representatives are being urged to support Federal funding for public transit operations throughout New York City. Public officials, riders, Workers and advocates rallied at the 86th Street subway stop in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn earlier this week (August 3rd), waving signs to call attention to the urgent issue. Senator Andrew more»

New York City Council Report Finds Wide Pay Gaps By Sex & Race Among City Workers

Published on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Male New York City Municipal Employees have a median salary $21,600 higher than women, according to a report on pay equity the City Council issued this week, while White Workers average $27,800 more than Black Workers - and $22,200 more than Latinos. The report, based on data from 2018 compiled under the Pay Equity Act of 2019, said the more»

‘Across The Board,’ Civil Service Employees Association Members ‘Keep Horse Racing Clean’

Published on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(ELMONT, NEW YORK) - At the racetrack, far from the adoring crowds, a team of diligent horse whistlers keeps gaming clean. “I never appreciated the saying ‘peeing like a racehorse’ until I came here,” joked Ramona Lawla, a Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Member and Racing Inspector at the Belmont Racetrack. “Now, I more»

SMART Decision: The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers ‘Helps Fund Pioneering’ Non-Profit’s Construction Camp For Girls - Tools & Tiaras Incorporated

Published on Sunday, August 1, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - In its on-going efforts to champion equity for women in the construction industry, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) recently made a substantial donation to Tools & Tiaras, Incorporated. The girl-empowering, Trades jobs-focused non-profit was founded in 2017 by history-making more»

Union Advocates Rally In New York City To Support Striking Alabama Coalminers - 1,100 Workers From Two Warrior Met Coal Mines Have Been On Strike Since April

Published on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Coal Miners and Union Advocates from across the country rallied in New York City on Wednesday (July 28th) in support of Alabama Miners who are four months into a Strike against their employer, Warrior Met Coal. Dressed in camouflage T-shirts with the slogan: “We Are Everywhere,” Members of the United Mine Workers Association more»

The Better Care Better Jobs Act - ‘A Game-Changer For Working Women Of Color’

Published on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Help - in the form of the Better Care Better Jobs Act - could finally be on the way for the more than 800,000 Americans across the country now languishing on a wait list for vital Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), but if they’re kept waiting much longer, it’ll be because Working Women of Color and Immigrants also stand more»

New York ‘Will Be Buzzing’ With Union Jobs ‘Thanks To Upcoming’ Pot Industry

Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Union jobs in New York are about to be so dope. Thousands of well-paying gigs - with great benefits to boot - are on the horizon in the state, thanks to the recent legalization of recreational marijuana, Labor Leaders tell The New York Post. The Local 338 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) - the so-called more»

“We’re Zoomers And We Want The PRO Act” - Gen Z & Millennials ‘Face A Bleak Economic Future.’ ‘So What’s The Answer?’ - ‘Massively Expand’ Union Membership & Democratize Workplaces

Published on Monday, July 26, 2021 in New York City Labor News
In These Times Editor’s Note: James Coleman is a 22-year-old City Councilmember for the City of South San Francisco and a Harvard University graduate. Nick Gonzalez is a 23-year-old Policy Analyst at the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative will attend Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Like so many other recent college more»

Actors’ Equity Association Announces ‘Open Access,’ Expanding Eligibility For Union Membership

Published on Friday, July 23, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As the Live Arts Industry begins to restart and work increases as the pandemic diminishes, Actors’ Equity Association - the national Union representing more than 51,000 Professional Actors and Stage Managers in live theatre, has announced a new Open Access Membership Policy, allowing any Theatre Worker who can demonstrate more»

“Hey, Allianz - Quit Bankrolling Wage Theft And Worker Abuse!”

Published on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Before Kareame Perkins joined Laborers Local 79, there was no end to wage theft and other abuses she experienced as a Non-Union Construction Worker in New York City. Sadly, Perkins’ outrageous experiences are emblematic - billions of dollars are stolen from abused Workers throughout New York State each year. And while Governor more»

Employees At The Whitney Museum Of American Art & The Hispanic Society Seek To Unionize With The UAW - Workers Say Job Stability & Ongoing Inequities ‘Have Become Even More Pressing’ During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Unionization efforts at U.S. museums show no signs of stopping with Staff at two major New York City museums petitioning to join United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110, which already represents Cultural and Educational Workers across the Northeast. Around 190 Conservators, Curators, Educators, Editors, Front-Facing Staff, Porters and more more»

Officers & Guards Union Sues City Over ‘Unsafe’ Conditions As Department of Correction’s Chief Releases Plan To Address Complaints

Published on Sunday, July 18, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City’s Jail Officers Union has sued the Department of Correction, alleging Officers are being forced to work in “unsafe and unhealthy working conditions,” including 20-plus hour shifts and failing to provide adequate protective gear at the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The suit comes as the department more»

Most Americans Can Be Fired ‘For No Reason At Any Time, But A New Law In New York Could Change That’ - “Just-Cause” Protections ‘Will Revolutionize’ Job Security For 70,000 Fast-Food Workers & ‘Millions More Americans May Benefit Soon, Too’

Published on Thursday, July 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Melody Walker had just finished working the lunch rush at a Chipotle in New York City when her manager walked up and told her, in front of several Co-Workers, that she was fired. Walker worked there almost a year without any complaints from the boss. When the 36-year-old single mom asked him for an explanation, he said it was because she more»

The Professional Staff Congress ‘Urges’ New York City Unions ‘To Delay Further’ Privatization Of Retiree Health Care

Published on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - With the Municipal Labor Committee scheduled to vote today (July 14th), on a proposal to switch retired City Workers’ health care from traditional Medicare to a private Medicare Advantage plan, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) - the Union representing City University Faculty and Staff, is calling on them to delay it until more»

Sheet Metal Workers Local 28’s ‘Tin Knockers’ – ‘Ready to Build the Best’ Of New York City

Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Stretching more than 1,400 feet into the sky, One Vanderbilt has been touted as the “most modern, up to date, technically advanced building” in 21st Century New York - and Local 28’s Tin Knockers are playing a huge part in bringing it all to life. “They’re really not done drawing the building yet,” more»

“She Spent Her Life Fighting For Civil Rights, Workers’ Rights And Immigrants’ Rights” - Dynamic & Long-Time International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Activist & Organizer Kathy (Enriqueta) Andrade Passes At The Age Of 88

Published on Monday, July 12, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Dynamic Activist and long-time Labor Organizer, Kathy (Enriqueta) Andrade, passed away on Friday, July 2nd, 2021 - just shy of her 89th birthday. Arriving from El Salvador in the 1950s, Andrade worked as a Garment Worker and Organizer in Miami before moving to New York City and joining Local 23-25 of the International Ladies’ more»

Labor Perspective From ALIGN & IBEW Local 3: New York City ‘Needs To Create Green, Healthy Schools’ As They Fully Reopen - Such An Initiative ‘Will Also Create Good-Paying’ Union Jobs & Help NYC ‘Dramatically Reduce’ Its Climate Pollution

Published on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in New York City Labor News
The Gotham Gazette Editor’s Note: Maritza Silva-Farrell is Executive Director of ALIGN and Christopher Erikson is Business Manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3. The next Mayor of New York City will need to ensure communities hit hardest by COVID-19 can not only recover, but achieve greater economic security and more»

“We’re Celebrating Ourselves” - Pandemic’s ‘Unsung Heroes Honored’ In New York City Ticker Tape Parade For Front Line COVID-19 Workers

Published on Thursday, July 8, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City’s unsung Pandemic Heroes swapped the darkness of COVID-19 for the sunshine along the Canyon of Heroes at a rousing ticker-tape parade where New Yorkers cheered the selfless Workers’ inspiring courage and commitment. An array of Night Shift Nurses, Volunteer Charity Workers, Teachers, Transportation more»

Met Opera Stagehands Reach Tentative Deal To End Lockout

Published on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Union-represented Stagehands at the Metropolitan Opera have reached a tentative contract agreement to end a seven-month lockout, their Union announced Tuesday (July 6th). The Met’s Stage and Shop Crew Members voted overwhelmingly to recommend that the full Membership ratify the deal, International Alliance of Theatrical more»