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New York City Sues Chipotle, ‘Alleging Hundreds Of Thousands Of’ Labor Law Violations

Published on Monday, May 10, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York City is suing Chipotle Mexican Grill, alleging the company violated a law that requires fast food chains to give their Employees more predictable, less hectic schedules. In the lawsuit, the city's Department of Consumer and Worker Protection said that from the end of November 2017 through at least September 2019, Workers more»

Labor Perspective From National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler: Elon Musk Hosting Saturday Night Live ‘Is A Very Bad Joke On Working People’ & ‘The Last Thing We Should Do Is Celebrate Musk On One Of The Nation’s Most Celebrated Stages’

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Before we even find out if Elon Musk can do comedy, we know this: Letting him host “Saturday Night Live” is a joke. Musk has used his Social Media megaphone to spread misinformation about COVID, endanger Employees’ health and violate their organizing rights. He’s exactly the kind of Union-Busting CEO who proves why American Workers more»

Macy’s ‘Loses’ To A Union ‘When High Tech Collides With High Touch’

Published on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Macy’s just lost a case that could open a Pandora’s box of issues surrounding the use of technology in retail. A Union representing Macy’s Employees in the Boston and Rhode Island stores has won an arbitration case against the department store chain. In the arbitration with Macy’s, it was found that the company violated a more»

The New York City Building Trades Tells Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer: ‘Get The PRO Act Passed!’

Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Well over 100 people rallied in front of Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer’s Manhattan Offices in New York City over the weekend as part of a week of more than 700 events that called on the Senate to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. “This is not a rally against Schumer. It’s in support of the more»

The American Postal Workers Union, Which Is ‘Calling For The Ouster’ Of Current Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Hopes Biden’s Nominees ‘Will Help Restore’ the U.S. Postal Service

Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - From COVID-19 to Postmaster Louis DeJoy purposely slowing down mail delivery - Unionized Postal Workers were hit hard on several fronts over the past 12 months - but now, they are counting on President Joe Biden’s nominees to the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Board of Governors to change things. Biden’s new appointees to more»

News Guild-CWA ‘Blasts’ Gannett For Gender & Racial Pay Gaps

Published on Monday, May 3, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The 14 papers that have Unionized Newsrooms at Gannett, the Nation’s largest newspaper chain, are suffering from serious gender and racial pay gaps, according to an explosive study released by the News Guild-Communications Workers of America (CWA). The News Guild–CWA said White men at Gannett earn $15,700 more than Non-White more»

Stagehands ‘Challenge’ Metropolitan Opera’s Anti-Union Outsourcing

Published on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - There hasn’t been a live performance at the Metropolitan Opera House since March 12th of 2020 when the Met ordered all Backstage Workers to vacate the building. The Met locked out Local 1 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Stagehands in December after demanding an across-the-board 30% pay cut, as well as more»

Striking New York University UAW-Represented Grad Workers: “Our Struggle, Like Every Labor Struggle, Is Part Of A Larger Fight”

Published on Friday, April 30, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - There are over 2,200 Graduate Workers at New York University (NYU) - and as of earlier this week (Monday, April 26th), they are on Strike. The work stoppage began after what Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC)-United Auto Workers (UAW), the Graduate Workers’ Union, describes as nine months of stonewalling at the bargaining more»

Teamsters Strike To Win First Contract At Brooklyn’s Biggest Fuel Company - Three Subsequently Fired By Management For ‘No Reason,” Union Officials Say

Published on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKYLN, NEW YORK) - After more than two years trying to win a first Union Contract, 24 Workers employed at the United Metro Energy Corporation in Brooklyn went out on Strike on April 19th. The company, owned by Billionaire Supermarket Magnate John Catsimatidis, retaliated by firing three of them, Teamsters Joint Council 16 said. “They fire people more»

Black Apprentice Electrician Finds Nooses Allegedly Hung By White Co-Workers On Long Island

Published on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(FARMINGDALE, LONG ISLAND) - A Black Apprentice Electrician is speaking out after he says he found two nooses hung in his work area on Long Island, allegedly put there by White Co-Workers. Kyrin Taylor said he showed up to Cooper Power & Lighting Corporation in Farmingdale in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 20th, to find a fully tied noose more»

Teamsters Rally in Queens After UPS Cans 10 - Including Pregnant Women

Published on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Teamsters Local 804, the Union that represents UPS (United Parcel Service) Workers in New York City, recently rallied outside the business’ Customer Center in Springfield Gardens to support 10 of its Members, Part-Time Workers who were unceremoniously fired. In addition, other UPS Workers were told that they were suspended. One of more»

“If We Have To Strike, Then So Be It.” - ‘Despite’ Healthy Terminals Act, Contractors ‘Deny Health Care’ To Thousands Of Airport Workers

Published on Monday, April 26, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 200 Airport Workers rallied at John F. Kennedy Airport last week to protect their employers’ refusal to include mandated health-care coverage in the contract now being negotiated. The employers also want to eliminate Martin Luther King Day as a paid holiday, according to the 32BJ Service Employees International Union more»

Actors’ Equity, SAG-AFTRA & American Federation Of Musicians Local 802 'Speak Out On The Need To Create Harassment-Free’ Workplaces In The Arts

Published on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) President Kate Shindle, Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) President Gabrielle Carteris and American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 802 President and Executive Director Adam Krauthamer have released the following joint statement on the need to more»

Union Cannabis Employees At Sunnyside Ratify First Contract - Workers At New York Dispensaries ‘Win Significant’ Wage Increases & Benefits

Published on Friday, April 23, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – Local 338 Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), has announced Workers at Sunnyside (operated by Cresco Labs) have ratified their first Union contract, which comes just weeks after the passage of the Marijuana Taxation & Regulation Act. The Bargaining Unit covers 40 Workers more»

“We Cannot And Will Not Stand For Senseless Gun Violence In Their Workplaces. We Can And Must Ensure Workers Are Safe At Work.” – The RWSDU/UFCW Responds To Deadly Long Island Supermarket Shooting

Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(WEST HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND) - A Store Manager was killed and two other people were wounded during a shooting at a Stop & Shop Grocery Store on Long Island in New York on Tuesday (March 20th), police confirmed. A suspect - identified as Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 31, was taken into custody. Officials did not release the names of the victims, saying the more»

Labor Book Review: Collective Bargaining & Romance Mix In The Pages Of ‘Union Made,’ Now On Hard Ball Press

Published on Monday, April 19, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Tim Sheard’s Hard Ball Press publishes numerous novels involving Union activity, and Union Made, written by Eric Lotke, is one of the best of them, mainly because a believable and well-written romance highlights the story. The book’s major subject is a fictional account of a Union’s attempt to secure a wage increase for more»

A Construction Worker Died Here - Six Years After Carlos Moncayo’s Death, ‘Grief, Anger, Frustration & Construction Fatalities Continue In New York City’

Published on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New Yorkers flocked to the beautiful al fresco dining along 9th Avenue’s cobblestone streets near the Chelsea Market, few if any, understanding that a 22-year-old Non-Union Construction Worker named Carlos Moncayo died six years ago, in a trench collapse steps away from their plates of fresh burrata and baby kale arugula salad. more»

Actors' Equity Puts More COVID-19 Safety Guidelines In Place In Effort To Return To Work

Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - It may be some time before anyone can take in a Broadway show or enjoy an indoor performance at a theater, but there are steps underway to make sure that this can happen again in the future. A vaccination center is expected to open for Broadway Workers in the heart of New York’s Theater District. “I think it’s a really more»

“We Were Hard Hit As A Local. We Lost (37) Members To COVID-Death And We Had More Than (1,000) Members Get Sick Or Exposed.” - UFCW Local 2013 ‘Continues The Fight To Protect Workers After Suffering Tremendous Losses’

Published on Monday, April 12, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The on-going Coronavirus Pandemic has hit Workers hard, no more so then the Members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 2013, which is part of the larger AFL-CIO that represents 1.3 million people from various trades. Local 2013 Members in health care and the food, warehouse and supply chain, for instance, could not more»

Gimlet & Ringer Unions Detail Their First Historic Contracts With Spotify

Published on Friday, April 9, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Gimlet Media and The Ringer agreed on a three-year Union Employment Contract with Spotify, marking a historic moment for both the Tech Giant and the Podcasting Industry. The contracts cover diversity at the company, salary bases, annual raises and titles. It’s a big step - not just for Unionization in podcasting, but also for the more»

The Union-Represented Manhattan Doorman & Concierge Who Were Fired When An Asian Woman Was Attacked Are Challenging Their Termination

Published on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Manhattan Doorman and Concierge who were fired after an Asian-American woman was brutally attacked on the sidewalk outside their building have filed grievances contesting their termination, the Union representing them said. The victim, 65-year-old Filipina immigrant Vilma Kari, 65, was walking in front of a luxury building at 360 West more»

Governor Cuomo Announces Creation Of A Memorial Honoring New York State’s Essential Workers - Key Unions & Their Leaders Are Part Of An Advisory Committee That Will Have Design Input & Make Recommendations

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday (March 6th) the creation of the Essential Workers Advisory Committee to provide design input and recommendations for a monument in New York City honoring the service and sacrifice of New York's Essential Workers throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. "There can be no way to ever fully repay the more»

Remote Work For 80,000 New York City Office Workers To End In May - However, One Union Leader Says: “If The Mayor Wants To Bring Back More City Workers, He Must Work With Us To Ensure It’s Done Right”

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As vaccinations continue to ramp up in the Big Apple, Municipal Office Workers are preparing to return to the workplace physically and will begin doing just that starting May 3rd under a new directive announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The Mayor’s plan applies to about 80,000 City Employees who work in offices. It will not require more»

NewsGuild New York Members Rally To Demand A Fair Contract From Condé Nast

Published on Friday, April 2, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - You can’t eat privilege! NewsGuild of New York members from The New Yorker, Pitchfork and Ars Technica just held a a socially distanced, in-person rally to demand a fair contract from Condé Nast - or “Condé Nasty” in this instance. With colleagues and supporters gathered in front of One World Trade, the more»

COVID ‘Has Forever Changed’ the Medical Community, Doctors Council President Says

Published on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) – Tuesday, March 30th marked National Doctors Day, but New York City Health + Hospitals and the Doctors Council SEIU (Service Employees International Union) kicked off their observances a few days early this month at Elmhurst Hospital to both cheer the skilled healers who care for our communities and to honor the lives lost during more»

Hunger Strikers ‘Call Out’ Governor Cuomo & New York State Democratic Leaders ‘For Failing Workers’ On $3.5 Billion Fund

Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Banging pots and pans for Essential Workers may have been nice earlier in the Coronavirus Pandemic, but the estimated tens of thousands who are struggling to make ends meet without any form of State or Federal aid, need real, tangible help and there are scant hours remaining to include $3.5 billion in the New York State Budget - which is more»

In The Aftermath Of The Killings Of Six Asian Women In Atlanta, The New York State Nurses Association Issues A Statement Of Support For Asian-Americans & Pacific Islanders - ‘And Against The Racist Terror Aimed At Them’

Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The 42,000-Member New York State Nurses Association is condemning the racist terror aimed at Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, saying all Americans “must work together to address the terrible fear and pain.” NYSNA - New York State’s largest Union and Professional Association for Registered more»

“I Did Have One Co-Worker Who Was Fairly Skeptical Of Unionizing, But After Contracting COVID, They Became A Fervent Union Supporter” - A Weed Worker Explains Why He & His Co-Workers Are Unionizing

Published on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in New York City Labor News
As the legal marijuana industry continues to expand across the United States, including the State of New York (Governor Andrew Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis - www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-and-legislative-leaders-announce-agreement-legalize-adult-use-cannabis), Labor Unions are expanding with it. more»

Amazon Worker ‘Calls Out Continuing Dangers’ On Staten Island, Presses Call For State Legislature To Pass New York State HERO Act

Published on Friday, March 26, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - COVID-19 has killed more than 48,000 New Yorkers during the first year of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and Rina Cummings, a 39 year-old Flat Sorter at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Staten Island and mother of two, could have been one of them. Cummings started working at the massive Amazon outlet just two months after it debuted in more»

New York City’s ‘Open Culture’ Program ‘Does Not Meet’ Actors’ Equity Standards For Wages Or Safety

Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the National Labor Union representing more than 51,000 Professional Actors and Stage Managers in live theatre, has sent a Statewide Member Alert to all Equity Members regarding the launch of New York City’s Open Culture Program, allowing producers to apply for a permit to close a city street more»

Crane 'Flies' Over NYC Street To Land Atop Tiffany & Company Construction Project - Union Ironworkers ‘Congratulated’ For Moving Massive Crane In Midtown Manhattan To Help Construct Three Additional Floors On The Iconic Building

Published on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Longtime New Yorkers like to quip that they can spot the tourists a mile away: They’re the ones with the crooked necks, from gawking at the towering buildings above them. But even the most jaded locals had reason to lift their eyes to the concrete heavens recently. In fact, they had two, when one giant crane lifted another, flew it more»

New NYCOSH Study Shows Construction Deaths In New York City ‘Increased For Third Year In A Row’ Before The COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on Friday, March 19, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Construction fatalities accounted for more than 25% of all worker deaths in New York City after increasing for the third year in a row, according to a new study issued by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). While movers and shakers like to measure the city’s progress in projects and developments, the more»

“I Refuse To Take Pennies While People Live In Mansions.” - Workers ‘Remain Angry’ The $15 Minimum Wage ‘Failed To Make It Into’ President Biden’s America Rescue Plan

Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Trade Unionists and Worker Allies instrumental in disposing Donald Trump and delivering both the White House and U.S. Senate to Democratic Party control are feeling burned - especially Women, who constitute the overwhelming majority of Front Line Workers who continue to risk their lives, and the lives of their families during the on-going more»

Tate’s Bake Shop On Long Island Allegedly Threatens To Deport Workers Who Are Trying To Unionize

Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) - Long Island-based Cookie Brand Tate’s Bake Shop is allegedly threatening to deport workers who are trying to unionize, News 12 in Long Island reports. Employees tell the news station that the company, which largely employs Undocumented Workers at its Southampton shop, has been harassing staffers and “telling them that more»

Columbia University Graduate Workers Go On Strike For Better Working & Living Conditions

Published on Monday, March 15, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Today (Monday, March 15th) more than 3,000 Student Workers at Columbia University in New York City went on Strike after more than two years of unsuccessful negotiations with the administration over the college’s first Graduate Student Labor Contract. The struggle comes more than four years after Student Workers voted to Unionize, more»

Musicians ‘Mark A Grim’ Anniversary: It's Been A Year Since The NYC Music Industry Shut Down, Leaving Most Musicians ‘Without Pay & Benefits For The Past 12 Months’

Published on Sunday, March 14, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - As hard as it is to believe, the shutdown of New York City and our industry is now almost a year old. It’s been a brutal year of no work, no pay and no benefits for many Musicians. It’s been a year of social distancing, wearing masks and not seeing our family and friends as we’re used to. It’s been a year more»

Queens Public Defenders Win Unionization Vote - After ‘Months Of Conflict Involving Alleged Intimidation And Potentially Illegal’ Firings, Workers At Queens Defenders Vote Overwhelmingly To ‘Go Union’

Published on Friday, March 12, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(QUEENS, NEW YORK) - Attorneys and Social Workers at the Indigent Defense Law Firm Queens Defenders have voted overwhelmingly to Unionize as a Chapter of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA), a Union of Legal Non-Profit Employees, by a nearly 4-to-1 margin in favor. Fourteen ballots were challenged - 11 by Queens Defenders management, two by more»

Union Booksellers Rally Outside Strand’s Flagship Location In New York City, Protesting Store’s Labor Practices After A Year Of Worsening Relations Between Employees & Its Owner

Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Union Booksellers recently held a rally outside the Strand’s flagship location in New York City, protesting the store’s Labor practices after a year of worsening relations between Employees and Owner Nancy Bass Wyden. In preparation for the holiday rush last year, 38 Union Workers were rehired by the store, but 31 were more»

A Labor Perspective: ‘Fighting For A New Deal’ For The City University Of New York - ‘Invest In CUNY & Get Big Returns, A New Call To Fully Fund The System’

Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in New York City Labor News
New York Daily News Editor’s Note: Andrew Gounardes is a State Senator from Brooklyn, Karines Reyes is an Assembly Member from the Bronx and Juvanie Piquant is City University of New York (CUNY) University Student Senate Chair. We recently introduced in the Legislature a package of Bills to end City University of New York (CUNY) tuition and to more»

Protest For ‘Excluded’ Workers Takes Over Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges - Demonstration Latest From A Coalition Calling For Funding For New Yorkers ‘Excluded From Coronavirus Relief Packages’

Published on Monday, March 8, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK) - Hundreds of New Yorkers shut down the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges on Friday (March 5th) in the latest call for New York State to help Workers who have been left out of Coronavirus Relief Packages. The huge crowd of "Excluded Workers" from across New York took to the streets in Brooklyn before marching, and driving, across the more»

Transit Workers Union Reaches New Five-Year Contract With Liberty Lines Transit

Published on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 has negotiated a new five-year contract for more than 600 Drivers and Maintainers employed at Liberty Lines Transit in Westchester County, the Union announced. Major pre-bargaining goals on wages, dental, pension and sick days were achieved by the Union’s Negotiating Team, which included more»

The ‘Only’ Union Restaurant In Chinatown Faces Eviction - Union Official Says: “Action Will Remove Good Union Jobs From Chinatown And Severely Damage The Overall Chinatown Economy, Much Worse Than What’s Been Done By The Pandemic”

Published on Friday, March 5, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - More than 150 people protested the imminent closing of Chinatown’s only Unionized restaurant earlier this week, outside the offices of the landlord who’s canceling its lease. The Jing Fong restaurant on Elizabeth Street, whose banquet hall makes it the largest Chinese restaurant on the East Coast and a neighborhood gathering more»

Women In Labor History - Here Are Some Brief Bios Of A Few Noted Women Involved In The Labor Movement

Published on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in New York City Labor News
The impact that women have made in Labor History is often missing from textbooks and the media despite the numerous roles women have played to organize, Unionize, rally, document and inspire Workers to fight for justice. From championing better workplace conditions to cutting back the 12-hour day to demanding equal pay across racial lines, here are just a more»

CSEA Is ‘Fighting To Save’ Juvenile Justice Services After The NYS Budget Proposes The Closure Of Four Office Of Children & Family Services Facilities Across The State

Published on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) is fighting to preserve Juvenile Justice Services after the New York State Budget proposed to close four Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Juvenile Justice Facilities. Two of the facilities, Brentwood Residential Center for Girls and Columbia Girls Secure Facility, are among more»

‘Hoping To Inspire Others To Do The Same,’ New York City Union Leaders Receive COVID-19 Vaccine In Harlem

Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(HARLEM, NEW YORK) - Union Leaders Kyle Bragg of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ and Henry Garrido of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37 both received their first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the AdvantageCare Physicians Harlem Medical Office in late February in a public more»

Hotel Trades Council 'Cheers' Vaccine Eligibility Expansion - Hotel Workers Now Added To New York City’s Vaccine Eligibility List

Published on Monday, March 1, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - New York’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has now been expanded to include Hotel Workers, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced. It will be up to local health departments to determine how, where and when to schedule the Workers’ appointments, Cuomo added. “Hotels in many parts of the state serve as regular quarantine areas more»

Union Carpenters ‘Team Up With Undocumented Workers Alleging’ Wage Theft & Other Abuse On Park Avenue

Published on Sunday, February 28, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Poor doors for Workers, workplace injuries and wage theft - the New York City District Council of Carpenters is taking aim at all of it on Park Avenue. The Towers of Waldorf Astoria construction project at 301 Park Avenue has garnered the attention of elected officials, the New York City Department of Buildings and the U.S. Occupational more»

Graduate Workers Of Columbia-United Auto Workers Local 2110 Members Rally And Announce A March 15th Strike Deadline ‘If The University Continues To Persistently Stonewalls And Fails To Bargain’ A Contract

Published on Friday, February 26, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – The Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110 held in-person and virtual rallies this week to mark two years of bargaining for a contract, saying that Columbia University's persistent stonewalling for these two years leaves them no choice but to escalate in their efforts to ensure decent conditions for Student more»

Did You Know That Your Union Dues ‘Are About Building Democratic, Self-Sustaining, Working-Class ‘Organizations?

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021 in New York City Labor News
Bosses like management at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, where Workers are trying to Unionize, love to bring up Union Dues as part of their Union-Busting - but Union Organizers shouldn’t shy away from talking about why dues are important: they allow Workers to pool the resources needed to fight the boss and win. As Amazon Warehouse more»

A ‘Riveting’ New Book From Teamsters Local 810 General Counsel Mark Torres: Inside ‘Long Island Migrant Labor Camps - Dust For Blood’

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in New York City Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - A riveting new book titled Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood will be released on March 22nd and LaborPress sat down for a Q&A with its Author, Mark Torres. LP: Please share with us a brief history of your activities as a Union Activist/Organizer. MT: I have served as the General Counsel for Teamsters Local 810 for the more»