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“People Feel Intimidated” - The Battle To Unionize Second U.S. Amazon Warehouse

Published on Friday, September 30, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Steven Greenhouse at The Guardian reports on the battle to Unionize the second U.S. Amazon warehouse. Workers tell Greenhouse that wages and safety concerns are behind the push - but the company is fighting fiercely to defeat the Union Drive. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Labor News Update: TWU Representatives Meet With 9/11 Museum Curators & Executives For Inclusion In The Museum For The Role Their Members Played At Ground Zero

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 Representatives, including Union President Tony Utano, have met Meet With 9/11 Museum Curators and Executives to secure the Union’s and its Members’ inclusion in the museum. The Union has been seeking recognition for its Members’ crucial role in clearing the way for First Responders’ rescue and more»

“We Are Going To Drag Our Editors Into This” - The New York Times’ ‘Labor Fight Is Demoralizing The Newsroom’

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Charlotte Klein at Vanity Fair reports on Union Members’ outrage over stalled contract negotiations The New York Times, which has increasingly spilled out into public view as the New York Times Guild has turned up the organizing pressure, with Times Staffers tweeting their frustration and more than 300 of them sending e-mails to leadership about the more»

Starbucks Could Face 'Just Cause' Bids At Hundreds Of Unionized U.S. Cafes

Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Reuters’ Hilary Russ reports from New York City that Starbucks plans to start negotiating its first Labor Contracts with Employees at hundreds of Unionized U.S. cafes in October, which the coffee chain announced this week. Baristas and Shift Supervisors in at least 240 company-owned U.S. Starbucks locations have Unionized in a little over a year. To more»

Trader Joe's Staff Petition To Unionize At Brooklyn Store

Published on Monday, September 26, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Bloomberg reports Trader Joe’s Employees have petitioned to Unionize a New York City supermarket, extending a recent wave of organizing at the company and within the broader U.S. Retail Industry. The Brooklyn site employs around 185 Workers. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

Ullico Casualty Group, NFP & Partner With The New Terminal One To Launch A Landmark Alternative Dispute Resolution Program That Will Give NYC Union Labor A Competitive Advantage Vs. Non-Union Labor ‘To Level The Playing Field’

Published on Sunday, September 25, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The Ullico Casualty Group, LLC, an insurance solutions provider for Labor Organizations, and NFP - a leading insurance broker and benefits consultant, have partnered with the New Terminal One, a consortium of Labor, operating and financial partners building a world-class, all-international terminal at JFK Airport. Through this more»

“When Companies Blatantly Disregard And Oppose Their Employees’ Fundamental Right To Organize, They Put Their Reputation On The Line” - New York City Pension Funds ‘Put Starbucks On Notice’

Published on Friday, September 23, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The New York City Pension Funds have filed a shareholder proposal that calls for an independent, third-party assessment of Starbucks’ adherence to Workers’ freedom of association and Collective Bargaining Rights. The proposal was filed on behalf of pension fund clients. “When companies blatantly disregard and oppose more»

From City & State: 1199 SEIU President George Gresham 'Wants Labor Leaders To Support Younger Organizers' & Talks About How The 'Old Guard' Can Learn From People Like Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls

Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Bob Hennelly at City & State sat down with George Gresham (pictured above), President of 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - the powerful Health Care Workers Union with nearly 450,000 Members. Gresham told Hennelly he wants Labor Leaders to support younger Organizers and talked about the ways the so-called Old Guard can learn from more»

Condé Nast Union Wins Card Count And Becomes Official

Published on Monday, September 19, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Condé Union Members have won their card count and now officially have been recognized as a Union. As such, they say: the era of “prestige paying the bills” is over. The Union released the following statement on Twitter: This card count is the formal recognition of our Union, though we’ve been acting like one more»

NYSNA-Represented Nurses 'Demand' The Westchester Medical Center Provide Safe Staffing & A Fair Contract

Published on Sunday, September 18, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(VALHALLA, NEW YORK) –  More than 100 Members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) - who are employed at Westchester Medical Center, rallied in front of the medical facility in order to call attention to unsafe working conditions there as a result of understaffing. In addition, NYSNA Nurses highlighted the need for a fair contract with more»

A Daily Beast Exclusive: New York Times Staff ‘Demands More Pay While The Paper Offers Lunch Boxes’

Published on Friday, September 16, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Lachlan Cartwright at The Daily Beast reports around 1,300 fed-up New York Times Staffers say there is “a strong likelihood” they end up on Strike as they continue to turn the screws on management in an effort to secure a pay hike amid messy contract negotiations. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

New York City’s Billy Green Is New York State’s Teacher Of The Year

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) is congratulating United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Member William “Billy” Green, a Master Chemistry Teacher in New York City, on being named the 2023 New York State Teacher of the Year by the State Board of Regents. A veteran of multiple city schools, current teacher at A. Philip more»

U.S. Secretary Of Labor Marty Walsh, National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond & NYS Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon Lead New York City’s Annual Labor Day Parade - Which Celebrated Its 140th Anniversary

Published on Monday, September 12, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Over the weekend (on Saturday, September 10th), the New York City Labor Day Parade and March returned to Fifth Avenue for the first time since 2019. Tens of thousands of Workers representing more than 200 Unions and Constituency Groups came together in a powerful show of Labor Solidarity on the 140th Anniversary of the first Labor more»

LaborPress Sits Down With Dominick Spagnolo, A TWU Signal Maintainer & Union Rep on His 9/11 Experience: “It Wasn’t A Rescue, It Was A Recovery.”

Published on Sunday, September 11, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Silver Krieger at LaborPress sits down with Transit Worker Dominick Spagnolo, a Signal Maintainer and Union Rep, who was at Ground Zero the day after the September 11th, 2011 attack. Tragically, he says: “At that point it wasn’t a rescue, it was a recovery.” Like many of his colleagues, he feels that the recognition awarded to other more»

In New York City, Labor Activists Take Their ‘Union Fight’ To Jeff Bezos' & Howard Schultz's Homes - Demand Amazon & Starbucks ‘Halt’ Union Busting Tactics

Published on Friday, September 9, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Irina Ivanova at CBS News reports on Union supporters sending a personal message to Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos and Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz as activists took their fight to unite Workers at the companies to the executives' New York City homes. Labor Organizers used the opportunity to demand Amazon and Starbucks halt what they described as Union more»

City & State’s New York City Unveils Its Labor Power 100 List - The Leaders ‘Behind A Revitalized Labor Movement’ In The City

Published on Thursday, September 8, 2022 in New York City Labor News
City & State’s New York City Labor Power 100 - written by Asar John - features the Labor Leaders, City Officials, Immigrant Advocates and other allies who are building momentum as they stand up for Workers of all kinds. And in contrast with City & State’s State Labor Power 100, this list highlights individuals whose efforts are largely more»

Amazon ‘Loses Bid To Overturn Union’s Historic Win’ In New York

Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Sharon Zhang at Truthout reports a Federal Labor Official has rejected Amazon’s bid to overturn a Union Election in Staten Island, New York that saw the formation of the first-ever Union at the company earlier this year. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

A Labor Day Message From New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2022 in New York City Labor News
This year, the New York City Labor Movement will come together on Fifth Avenue for the first time since 2019, bringing back our annual Labor Day Parade with a spectacular show of solidarity and pride. And we'll do so on the 140th Anniversary of the first Labor Day Parade to ever take place in the United States, when more than 10,000 Workers marched from more»

Architects At The New York Bernheimer Architecture Firm Form the Industry’s ‘Only Private-Sector Union’ - Workers Join The International Association of Machinists

Published on Friday, September 2, 2022 in New York City Labor News
The New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council reports a Union Organizing Campaign dating back two years and involving Workers at several New York-based Architecture Firms has notched its first victory. Employees at a 22-member firm, Bernheimer Architecture, have announced they’ve formed what appears to be the country’s only formal Union at a more»

Transport Workers Union Rallies In Support Of Assaulted Member Subway Cleaner

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in New York City Labor News reports on Transport Workers Union (TWU) Officials rallying in support of a Member – employed as a Subway Cleaner, who was assaulted at the Pelham Bay Park station in New York City. "We are tired of seeing our Members get assaulted daily for no good reason," TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano said. To Directly Access This Labor News more»

New York City Sanitation & The Pandemic: Demetrius Wilson ‘Explains How Essential Workers Kept It Going’ - “They Did Their Job And Never Quit”

Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Demetrius Wilson is a District Superintendent Operations Assistant (DSOA) at Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association IBT Local 831 who has 18 years on the job. He recently talked to LaborPress about what he does and his altered experience, and that of his Members, during COVID-19 Pandemic. While much of the city was mired in fear, he more»

NYC Mayor's Curbside Trash Push ‘Peeves Powerful’ Union - A Proposal ‘Limiting How Long Trash Can Sit On City Sidewalks Faces Opposition From’ 32BJ SEIU, The Property Service Workers’ Union

Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Danielle Muoio Dunn at reports on New York City Mayor Eric Adams rankling Senior Union Officials with 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the Nation’s largest Property Service Workers’ Union and an influential supporter of his campaign, with a proposal to limit the hours buildings can put trash out for pickup. To Read This more»

New York City Teachers Battle Mayor Adams Over School Budget Cuts

Published on Monday, August 29, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Mark Gruenberg at People’s World reports on the United Federation of Teachers and New York City Mayor Eric Adams being at loggerheads over Adams’ school budget cuts, all this with Big Apple schools preparing to open on September 8th. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Program Will Put Low-Income New Yorkers ‘On The Path To Careers In Construction For Eventual Placement In Union Jobs’

Published on Sunday, August 28, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Crystal Lewis at The Chief reports on New York City launching a training initiative that will provide opportunities for low-income residents in long-term careers in the Construction and Industrial Sectors. The program, called the New York City Pathways to Industrial and Construction Careers, will recruit nearly 2,300 New Yorkers who live in Housing more»

And It Just Keeps Getting Better. A New York City Construction Union Needs 200 Labor Apprentices. Interested? Here’s How To Apply…

Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 in New York City Labor News’s Paul Liotta reports on a New York City Construction Union looking for 200 Apprentices. The New York Department of Labor (DOL) announced the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Construction and General Building Laborers Local Union 79 will conduct the recruitment effort between September 23rd and October 6th. Interested? Go more»

Interested In Becoming A Union Carpenter? In New York City? - Carpenters Union Looking To Fill 65 Apprentices Positions, Here’s How To Apply

Published on Monday, August 22, 2022 in New York City Labor News
The New York City Carpenters Union, in partnership with New York State, will kick off a recruitment effort next month in search of 65 Apprentices for a variety of positions. To Find Out What The Process Entails & How To Apply, Read’s Labor News Story At: more»

TIME Union Unanimously Ratifies Historic Contract With Company – ‘Agreement Is The First To Cover All’ TIME Editorial Employees, Including Print & Digital Employees Of TIME & TIME for Kids

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - TIME Union Workers have voted unanimously to ratify a new contract, a historic agreement that covers all TIME editorial employees without any divisions among the print and digital sides of TIME or TIME for Kids. The deal was finalized on July 21st (2022) and ratified on Monday, August 15th (2022). The Union of more than 80 employees is more»

Trader Joe’s ‘Closes’ Its Manhattan Wine Shop ‘After Its Workers Decided To Unionize’

Published on Friday, August 19, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Dave Jamieson at The Huffington Post reports that Trader Joe’s closed its Manhattan Wine Shop just before its Workers there were to go public with a Union Organizing effort to join the United Food & Commercial Workers. Read This Labor News Story At: more»

New York’s Gimme! Coffee Is Now A ‘Worker-Owned’ Cooperative

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Howard Bryman at reports on Gimme! Coffee officially becoming an Employee-owned Cooperative. Following a series of internal transitions, the progressive Central New York Roastery, Bakery and Cafe Business has emerged as a Worker-owned cooperative with 34 out of its 50 total Employees across the company’s operations signing more»

Mayor Adams Announces Major Investment In New York City Workers & Employers, New Approach To Talent & Workforce Development With $18.6 Million Federal Grant

Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City Mayor Eric Adams HAS announced the launch of New York City Pathways to Industrial and Construction Careers (PINCC), an innovative new talent development initiative that will help place nearly 2,300 low income New Yorkers on the trajectory to careers in two high-growth sectors of the city’s economy over the next three more»

Starbucks ‘Seeks To Pause’ Union Elections At U.S. Cafes, Claims NLRB Misconduct

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Hilary Russ at Reuters reports Starbucks has accused the National Labor Relations Board, which overseeing Union Elections at its U.S. cafes, of misconduct and asked for elections to be suspended nationwide pending the outcome of an investigation. To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: more»

New York Employers Paying Bi-Weekly Hit With Wage Class Actions

Published on Friday, August 12, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Bloomberg Law’s Robert Iafolla reports on Walmart defending against a class action complaint that alleges it violated New York law by paying certain Workers bi-weekly instead of at least once per week. Iafolla reports the lawsuit could seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, depending on how many of the retailer’s estimated 35,000 New more»

Teamsters Donate Proceeds Of UPS Wage Theft Lawsuit To New York City Children’s Hospitals

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - Teamsters Local 804 has donated $188,000 to two hospitals serving New York City’s children - donations that resulted from a Class-Action Lawsuit against UPS, which illegally deducted money from Employees’ paychecks for the company’s charity program. About 6,000 UPS Workers in the New York City Region were part of the more»

Chipotle To Pay $20 Million To 13,000 New York City Workers In Fair Workweek Settlement

Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Elizabeth Shwe at The Gothamist reports on Mayor Eric Adams announced $20 million settlement with Chipotle to pay 13,000 Workers who have not had predictable work schedules and safe Paid Sick Leave – a violation of New York City Law. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Immigrant Women Workers ‘Learning To Disrupt’ The Cleaning Industry

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Emily Nonko at reports on a group of Women who recently graduated from a new Worker’s Justice Project Educational Program and – in the process, learned how to disrupt the Cleaning Industry. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: more»

Reuters Journalists Walk Off The Job To ‘Protest’ Management’s ‘Slow-Walking Of Contract Renewal Negotiations & Failure To Offer Wage Increases That Keep Pace With Inflation’

Published on Friday, August 5, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Nearly 300 Journalists at Reuters, the Global News Agency, walked off the job Thursday (August 4th) for 24 hours in protest of management’s slow-walking contract renewal negotiations, the first major labor action taken by Journalists at the company in more than 30 years. Reuters Journalists, Photographers, Videographers, Copy more»

Governor Hochul Announces Launch of The Health Care And Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program In NYS - Includes $1.3 Billion Allocated For The Payment Of Recruitment & Retention Bonuses To Certain Health Care & Mental Hygiene Workers

Published on Thursday, August 4, 2022 in New York City Labor News
Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the launch of the Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus program. Enacted in the Fiscal Year 2023 New York State Budget, the program includes $1.3 billion allocated for the payment of recruitment and retention bonuses to certain Health Care and Mental Hygiene Workers, a key initiative in the Governor's aim to more»

UPS Teamsters Rally In New York City ‘Kicks Off’ Contract Fight

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) – Teamster-represented Workers at UPS in New York City rallied at the company’s Maspeth, Queens warehouse Tuesday (August 2nd) to demand raises and job protections. The event, which was organized by Teamsters Local 804, coincides with many similar events across the country as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters - which more»

From The New York City AFL-CIO Central Labor Council: Many New York Union Members Will Have Student Loans Forgiven By October – ‘Can You?’

Published on Monday, August 1, 2022 in New York City Labor News
After 14 years with a deeply-flawed system, Organized Labor has advocated for change and we finally have the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program we need. Because of a special U.S. Department of Education Program related to the COVID-19 crisis, 250,000 New Yorkers are eligible to have all their student loans erased. And 5,000 New Yorkers have more»

Teamsters-Represented UPS Workers Rally In Brooklyn To Protest Hot Working Conditions

Published on Friday, July 29, 2022 in New York City Labor News
CNBC’s Jack Stebbins reports on a Teamsters’ rally in Brooklyn where Union Officials describe UPS Distribution Centers as “infernos” with limited air conditioning. The rally was inspired by the June death of a 24-year-old UPS Driver who collapsed while working a 90-degree day in California. To Directly Access This Labor News Story, more»

New York State Attorney General ‘Ends Harmful Labor Practices That Have Hurt Workers’ Employed At Top Title Insurance Companies

Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in New York City Labor News
New York Attorney General Letitia James has ended harmful corporate practices at two title insurance companies that have hurt Workers and limited their earning potential. For years, AmTrust Title Insurance Company and First Nationwide Title Agency (together AmTrust), entered into illegal No-Poach Agreements with their competitors to thwart labor more»

The Atlantic’s Business & Technology Workers Unionize - Unit Represents 130 Employees ‘Driving Financial Success Of The Company,’ Workers ‘Call For Stronger Say In Company Policies, Greater Equity And Diversity In The Workplace, Among Other Wants’

Published on Friday, July 22, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Atlantic’s Business and Technology Teams have announced the formation of a Union, the latest sign of growing support for Unions among both Tech and Administrative Workers in the Media Industry. The wall-to-wall 130-person Unit covers Workers overseeing the tech infrastructure and business operations of The Atlantic, including more»

“Passion Doesn’t Pay The Rent” - HarperCollins Workers Strike!

Published on Thursday, July 21, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A chant of “passion doesn’t pay the rent” resounded off the concrete walls of Lower Manhattan as Workers employed at the HarperCollins Publishing Company picketed outside its offices during a one-day Strike that was held on Wednesday (July 20th), with some 100 people walking in 91-degree heat. Their Union, Local 2110 of more»

1199 SEIU Hospital Workers Picket Columbia University – Union-Represented Caregivers ‘Are Fighting For Affordable’ Health Benefits, ‘Fair’ Wage Increases & ‘The Recognition Of Juneteenth As A Paid’ Holiday

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On Tuesday (July 19th), hundreds of 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-represented Caregivers joined with local and State lawmakers and the local community as they picketed in front of Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) to demand a fair contract from the university for its Medical Staff. “Right now more»

Union Book Publisher Hardball Press ‘Looks To Help’ Young Starbucks Workers Learn About Labor Unions & How They Work - Publisher Tim Sheard Seeks Donations To Send Hundreds Of Books & Pamphlets To Newly-Unionized Baristas Across The U.S.

Published on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in New York City Labor News Editor’s Note: Pictured above, Tim Sheard - the owner of Union Book Publisher Hardball Press and Little Heroes Press in New York City, was so impressed with the young Union Activists who are Unionizing Starbucks Stores across the United States that he wants to help them better understand Labor Unions and how to better utilize what more»

WIRED Union Wins A First Contract After Strike Threat

Published on Friday, July 15, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The WIRED union, a unit of The NewsGuild of New York, which represents more than 55 workers at the Technology Magazine, HAS reached an agreement on a first contract with management. The culmination of nearly 14 months of bargaining, the agreement allows the company to avoid a planned strike on Amazon Prime Days, July 12th and 13th, two of more»

“Our Compensation Doesn’t Reflect Our Education And Skills, Or Our Contributions To The Financial Success Of The Company” - HarperCollins Workers Authorize A Strike

Published on Sunday, July 10, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Union-represented Employees of HarperCollins Publishers have voted by 99% to authorize a Strike if the publisher does not agree to a fair contract. United Auto Workers Local 2110 represents more than Workers in the Editorial, Sales, Publicity, Design, Legal and Marketing Departments. The Union is bargaining for higher pay, improved more»

New York City ‘Boosts Pay to Help Attract More’ Lifeguards For Beaches & Pools

Published on Thursday, July 7, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Mayor Eric Adams and the Union that represents New York City’s Lifeguards have reached a deal that boosts their starting salary this year by almost 22% with a $1,000 retention bonus to be paid out in September. Last month, the City announced that “due to the national Lifeguard shortage” it was canceling a wide array of more»

200 New York City Parks Department Jobs ‘Restored Following Union Action’

Published on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The first person that Victoria Cooley, 34, a Seasonal Aid with the New York City Parks Department, called when she was told June 30th would be her last day was Joe Puleo, the President of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37’s Local 983, which represents her and several thousand more»

A Contract Dispute Between Union-Represented Artists & The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ‘Escalates’ - Dancers & State Managers Launch Letter-Writing Campaign ‘To Support Their Demand For A Fair & Equitable Contract’

Published on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – A contract dispute has escalated between Union-represented Dancers and Stage Managers who are Members of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. With the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the AGMA and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater having expired on July 1st (2022), more»