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As Grocery Stores ‘Struggle With Staffing’ & Unionization Efforts ‘Expand,’ Workers ‘Are Pushing Retailers For Better Conditions, But How The Dynamics Will Play Out Remains Far From Settled,’ Labor Experts Say

Published on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in New York State Labor News
While Grocery Stores are struggling with staffing, Unionization efforts are expanding and Workers are pushing retailers for better conditions - but how the dynamics will play out remains far from settled, Labor experts say. Read GroceryDrive.com Reporter Sam Silverstein’s story at: more»

The WIRED ‘Union Prepares To Walk Out’ For Prime Day

Published on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - After more than a year of bargaining, the WIRED Union says Conde Nast management is still unwilling to pay its Employees fairly and is refusing to engage with the Union on rights participation, and will not recognize its Product Reviewers as part of the Bargaining Unit. As a result, Union Representatives say the Union and its Membership more»

UUP President Fred Kowal On The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision To Limit The Environmental Protection Agency’s Ability To Fight Climate Change

Published on Friday, July 1, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Frederick Kowal, who serves as President of United University Professions (UUP) - the largest Higher Education Union, with more than 42,000 Academic and Professional Faculty and Retirees, has released a statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to fight more»

Transport Unions ‘Get Action In Albany After A Spike In Workplace Assaults’

Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Just several weeks after Transit Agency top management and Union Leaders wrote urging Albany to address the dramatic spike in violent assaults on transit Workers with stiffer penalties and a broader definition of protected Workers, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation to do just that. Under the legislation more»

Unite Here ‘Launches Redesigned’ Booking Site: FairHotel - ‘Makes Clear The Labor Status Of Hotels & Casinos So Travelers Can Avoid’ Picket Lines & Strikes

Published on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - On June 15th, Hotel Casino Workers in Atlantic City voted to Strike for a raise and safe workloads. With more than a million vacationers headed there this Summer, the Hotel Workers’ Union Unite Here has announced the launch of a redesigned booking site called FairHotel that makes clear the Labor status of hotels and casinos so more»

Governor Hochul Announces A ‘Modernization Milestone’ For The New York State Department Of Labor

Published on Monday, June 27, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is halfway through its four-year strategic modernization plan, an ongoing effort that will reduce call volume, enhance customer experience, and swiftly connect New Yorkers to Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits. The NYSDOL is currently collaborating more»

1199 SEIU & United University Professions React To The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision To Overturn Roe V. Wade

Published on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in New York State Labor News
Leadership at 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Workers East and United University Professions (UUP) have both released statement on the Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the Constitutional Right to an abortion in the United States. George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the more»

NYSUT’s Safe Schools For All Task Force: ‘We Must Act - And Act Quickly - To Address This Current And Escalating Crisis Of Safety In Our Schools’

Published on Friday, June 24, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Our schools should be sanctuaries for learning, but sadly, violent episodes are commonplace in classrooms across the country. To compound this issue, the scourge of mass shootings continues to infiltrate our schools. That’s why Educators must push our leaders to take action on behalf of our schools and communities. Part of more»

Union Leadership ‘Applauds’ Starting Salary Increases For United University Professions-Represented State Lifeguards

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, is welcoming Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement that establishes fair starting salaries for UUP-represented State Lifeguards (Pictured Above/NYS Parks & Recreation Photo). Starting pay rates for Lifeguards at Upstate facilities will more»

IATSE-Represented Fox 5 Broadcast Workers Ratify New Deal - ‘Marking The End Of More Than A Decade Of Negotiations Between The Media Giant & The Union’

Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Locals 794 and 819-represented Broadcast Workers employed at Fox 5 New York (WNYW), My 9 New Jersey (WWOR), Fox 5 DC (WTTG), and Fox 5 Plus (WDCA) have voted to ratify a new three-year agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC that marks the end of over a decade of negotiations more»

George Gresham Is Re-Elected President Of 1199 SEIU - Milly Silva Sworn-In As Secretary-Treasurer & Full Leadership Team Installed Of The Largest Health Care Union In The United States

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East, the largest Union of Health Care Workers in the Nation whose mission is to achieve quality care and good jobs for all, recently installed its newly-elected Leadership Team at a ceremony that was held in Midtown Manhattan – including George more»

New York City/New Jersey Workers & Fans ‘Celebrate’ Its 2026 World Cup Site Selection - The Hosting Of The Games Announcement Follows’ Local Officials’ ‘Meaningful Commitments To Leading Labor & Community Groups’

Published on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – New York City-based Worker Rights Organizations are celebrating the selection of the New York/New Jersey Region to host games for the upcoming 2026 World Cup. With the games set to take place in the United States, Canada and Mexico, local leaders allied with Dignity 2026 - Workers & Communities United for Rights at the World Cup more»

The IBEW ‘Fights To Expand’ Crypto Mining In New York State - Union Opposes A Bill That Awaits Governor Hochul’s Signature ‘That Would Put A Moratorium On New Fossil Fuel Power Plants’ For The Crypto Industry

Published on Friday, June 17, 2022 in New York State Labor News
New York State’s 2022 legislative session ended earlier this month with little action on climate. Lawmakers punted on proposals to ban gas in new construction, authorize the State to build renewable-energy projects, scale back fossil fuel subsidies, and secure funding to achieve the State’s decarbonization goals. Climate Advocates did have one more»

“The Teamsters Support Pro-Worker Bills To Make Sure This White-Collar Crime Syndicate Is Held Responsible For Its Behavior” - Union ‘Applauds Approval’ Of Warehouse Worker Protection Act By The New York Legislature

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York Legislature has approved a measure that beefs up worker safety in the E-Commerce and Warehouse Industries - at companies like Amazon. The bill brings transparency to hidden workplace quotas and ensures that quotas don’t interfere with legally protected breaks. The Warehouse Worker Protection Act, sponsored by more»

The ‘Push Is On’ To Fill Construction Jobs As Major Rochester Projects Loom

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Work on East Main Street in Downtown Rochester was to be completed this Spring, but private utility work - as well as supply chain issues and labor shortages, have delayed completion until late Summer, according to the City. That despite the number of people working construction in the Rochester area is at its highest level on more»

United University Professions Open Talks With New York State On A New Contract

Published on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Let the negotiations begin. United University Professions’ (UUP) Negotiations Team and UUP President Fred Kowal have met virtually with New York State negotiators to present the Union’s set of proposals for a new contract with the State. The end of May meeting officially kicked off negotiations between the two sides over a more»

The Hochul Administration Announces A Tentative Five-Year Contract With The Civil Service Employees Association

Published on Friday, June 10, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that New York State has reached tentative terms on a new contract with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). Documents released by the Governor's Office flesh out the deal estimated to be $350 million through this fiscal year - the end of March 2023, covering 63,000 Workers. It would be more»

Nurses Represented By NYSNA, 1199 SEIU, CSEA, NYSUT, CWA DISTRICT 1 & UFT ‘Applaud’ The State Legislature ‘For Passing Bills To Curb The Abuse Of Mandatory Overtime’ - Trio Of Bills Will ‘Reduce Nurse Burnout & Improve’ Patient Care

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State AFL-CIO, the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), the Public Employees Federation (PEF), the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union, Communications Workers of America (CWA) District One and the United more»

“A Clean Fuel Standard Would Help New York’s Workers” - A Labor Perspective From Long Island AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation President John Durso & Robert Catell, Chairman Of The Advanced Energy Center At Stony Brook University

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in New York State Labor News
As we close in on the remainder of the Legislative session, it’s essential that New York’s Elected Officials focus on solutions to some of our State’s most pressing issues. On-road transportation accounts for 17% of total statewide emissions. Reducing our transportation system’s reliance on petroleum and the climate and air more»

“We Won’t Let Starbucks Get Away With Retaliating Against Us Like This. Whatever It Takes, However Long, We Will Persevere” - Starbucks ‘Escalates Its Anti-Union Campaign & Attempts To Close Down Its Unionized Store In Ithaca’

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ITHACA, NEW YORK) – Late last week, Starbucks informed Workers that its College Avenue store in Ithaca will permanently close on June 10th, giving Employees only a week’s notice about the closure, the Starbucks United Union announced. On April 9th, Ithaca became the first fully-Unionized city in the United States when the three Starbucks more»

UUP Unveils ‘New & First-Ever’ Podcast - The Voice: Hosted By UUP President Frederick Kowal, Aim Is To ‘Lift Up Voices In Labor & Social Justice,’ Podcast Will Feature Interviews With Labor Leaders & Allies On Top Policy Issues In New York

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, has announced the launch of its first-ever podcast: The Voice. Hosted by UUP President Dr. Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D., the show will feature interviews with Labor Leaders and allies, including Community Activists and New York State Lawmakers, about more»

Labor Unions ‘Applaud’ NYS Senate For Passing Anti-Monopoly Bill, Urge Assembly & Governor To Take Action - 21st Century Antitrust Act Would Protect Workers, Consumers & Small Businesses From Abusive Corporate Dominance

Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Labor Unions and advocates are applauding the New York State Senate for passing the 21st Century Antitrust Act, trailblazing legislation that updates the State’s outdated Monopoly Laws, levels the playing field for Workers, consumers and small businesses, and makes New York a leader in the fight to rein in corporate power. more»

New York State Labor History: It’s The 70th Anniversary Of A Strike In Rochester ‘That Brought The City To A Halt After Municipal Workers Attempted To Form A Union’

Published on Monday, May 30, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - Imagine this in Rochester: Hundreds of Workers fired for forming a Union. Hundreds of people (and at least one dog, pictured above) jailed for protesting the firing. Imagine, too, thousands of people taking part in a General Strike on behalf of the fired Workers. Though all of this would seem to contradict Rochester’s more»

Teachers At A Blue Man Group-Founded School Are On Strike - School ‘Teaches Kids About Labor Unions And Activism, But It Won’t Recognize Its Own Union’

Published on Friday, May 27, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Roughly 40 teachers at the Blue School, a private Manhattan school founded by the Blue Man Group, walked off the job earlier this week because the school has refused to recognize their Union - even after Teachers voted overwhelmingly to Unionize. With the majority of its teachers participating in the single-day strike, the school had to more»

1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers Ratify New Two‐Year Contract At The Anthony Jordan Health Care Center In Rochester, Includes Fully-Funded Health Insurance & A 4% Wage Increase, Brings Service Workers To $15 Per Hour

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - More than 50 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Health Care Workers employed at the Anthony Jordan Health Care Center in Rochester have ratified a new two-year agreement following months of negotiations. The deal - which runs retroactively from January 1st, 2022 to December more»

United University Professions Statewide Executive Board ‘Passes Resolution Reasserting Unequivocal Support For’ Abortion Rights

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The United University Professions (UUP) Statewide Executive Board has passed a resolution passed that reasserts unequivocal support for Abortion Rights. The UUP Statewide Executive Board released the following statement: United University Professions reasserts its unequivocal support for Abortion Rights and all reproductive rights in more»

New Seven-Year Labor Agreement Reached Between New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union Council 82 & The Hochul Administration - Deal Covers Corrections, Law Enforcement & Security Supervisors Across The State

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union Council 82/American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has reached a seven-year contract agreement with the Hochul Administration. The agreement - which runs until March 31st, 2023, is subject to ratification by Union Membership. A vote will take place later more»

Hospital Administrators “Need To Stop Treating Health Care As A Business And Get To The Root Of The Problem” - NYSNA & 1199 SEIU ‘Push Bills Aimed At Protecting’ Nurses ‘From Mandatory’ Overtime

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Overworked Nurses already burnt out from short staffing and COVID-19 cases are hoping a legislative package carrying a maximum $3,000 penalty for forced overtime will pass muster before the current legislative session expires in June. Nurses with 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the New York State Nurses Association more»

UUP & State Lawmakers ‘Urge” Governor Hochul & Legislative Leaders To Pass Bill That Would ‘Eliminate Barriers’ To Public Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Higher Education Union, today (Thursday, May 19th) joined with State Lawmakers, the Student Borrower Protection Center and the Community Service Society of New York to urge Governor Kathy Hochul and Legislative Leaders to support legislation that would aid in the resolution more»

NYSNA Health Care Professionals Reach Tentative Contract Agreement With UVM-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital In Plattsburgh - Deal ‘Features Significant Wage Increases, COVID-19 Health/Safety Demands & Expanded Staffing Committee’

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK) - New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-represented Health Care Professionals at UVM-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) in Plattsburgh have reached a tentative contract agreement. Today (Wednesday, May 18th), more than 700 NYSNA Members are voting on whether to ratify the new contract. With negotiations stretching more»

The Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers And Trainmen ‘Conduct The Push’ For Passage Of A Statewide Two-Person Crew Bill, ‘Point To Disasters That Could Have Been Stopped If An Adequate Number Of Conductors Were On Duty’

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in New York State Labor News
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Pictured above, file photo of the July 2013 trail derailment in the Quebec, Canada Town of Lac-Mégantic - where at 1:15 a.m., an unattended 73-car Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MMA) Freight Train carrying crude oil rolled into its downtown area and derailed - which resulted in a fire and explosion of more»

TIME Workers ‘Threaten To Strike’ On TIME100 Release - Workers ‘Pledge To Walkout On The Launch Of The Magazine’s Iconic TIME100 Franchise If A Fair Contract Is Not Agreed Upon By Then’

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) – In a letter to management, the TIME Magazine Union has announced plans for a one-day Strike on May 23rd when the magazine releases its highly-anticipated annual TIME100 - if a contract agreement is not reached by then. The Union of around 100 Editorial Employees is represented by The NewsGuild of New York, including Staffers for more»

Town Of Seneca Highway Department Employees ‘Go Union,’ Join CSEA

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(STANLEY, NEW YORK) - Town of Seneca Highway Department Workers are the newest Members of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) after the Town Board recently voted to approve their request for voluntary recognition of CSEA as their Union. Key to the Workers’ efforts to form a Union was CSEA Western Region President Steve Healy, who, as a more»

1199 SEIU Health Care Workers Join NYS Elected Officials ‘To Call For The Passage Of The Reinvest In NY Healthcare Act,’ Which ‘Will Work To Keep Vital Health Care Dollars Here & Not In The Pockets Of Out-Of-State Insurance Company Shareholders’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Joined by New York State Senator Tim Kennedy (pictured above) and Assemblyman Erik Dilan, as well a host of other State Lawmakers - 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Health Care Workers called for passage of the Reinvest in NY Healthcare Act to keep health care dollars in New York, instead of lining the pockets of more»

New York Appeals Court Dismisses New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Lawsuit Against Amazon

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - An Appeals Court in New York has dismissed New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against Amazon over its Coronavirus Safety Protocols and a former Employee who led the successful Union Organizing effort on Staten Island. Besides potentially exposing Workers to the virus at two Amazon facilities in New York City, the more»

Advocates - Including SEIU, ‘Demonstrate Broad Support For Final Passage To Address Fossil Fuel Burning Power Plants Used For Crypto Mining’

Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Legislation (A7389C/S6486D) to place a two-year moratorium on the issuance of new air permits or air permit renewals for Fossil Fuel Plants that power Proof-of-Work (POW) Crypto-currency Mining in New York State has passed through the Assembly. Beforehand, State Senator Keven Parker and State Assembly Member Anna Kelles gathered more»

“Every Worker Deserves To Make It Home At The End Of The Day” - The CSEA Joins With The NYS Department of Transportation & Thruway Authority ‘To Urge The Public To Use Extra Caution When Driving In Work Zones’

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(CLIFTON PARK & ROCHESTER, NEW YORK) - During the recent National Work Zone Awareness Week, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Members who work at the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) participated in news conferences that were held in Clifton Park and Rochester, alongside officials from State Department of Transportation (DOT), more»

NYSNA Statement On The Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion On Roe V. Wade

Published on Friday, May 6, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), which represents more than 42,000 Members across the State and is New York’s largest Union and Professional Association for Registered Nurses (RNs), has issued the following statement after the leaked Roe v Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision: NYSNA Members have always been proud more»

A ‘Greener’ SUNY: United University Professions ‘Urges Support From’ State Leaders To ‘Enact Stronger Sustainability Measures Across’ SUNY Schools

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - United University Professions (UUP), the Nation’s largest Public Higher Education Union, today (Thursday, May 5th) urged Governor Kathy Hochul and State Leaders to commit to a sustainable future for State University of New York (SUNY) Campuses. UUP President Frederick Kowal (pictured above) joined State Senator Robert Jackson and more»

Amazon Workers Say The Union Election “Loss In Second Warehouse Won’t Stop Us”

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK) - Losing the Union Recognition Vote at the second, smaller Amazon warehouse which the Independent Amazon Labor Union targeted won’t stop their Organizing Drive, its leaders say. Indeed, they add, they’re planning for representing the 8,300 Workers in the monster retailer’s JFK8 warehouse, where they won more»

NYSNA Nurses Win New Contract At MVHS St. Elizabeth Medical Center In Utica, Includes Wage Increases ‘To Recruit & Retain More Nurses’ For Safe Staffing

Published on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(UTICA, NEW YORK) - New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)-represented Nurses have ratified a new contract with the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica. The contract includes no givebacks and significant wage increases that Nurses hope will improve staffing and quality care at the facility, their Union said. more»

‘A New Push’ - Which Includes Organizing Labor - ‘For Increasing The Minimum Wage In New York State Is Underway’

Published on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Democratic State Lawmakers and Labor Unions have unveiled a new push to increase New York State's Minimum Wage in the coming years, with the goal of reaching more than $20 in New York City by 2025. The effort, backed by State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, is also supported by 32BJ Service Employees more»

Several Unions - AFSCME DC 37, 1199 SEIU, RWDSU Local 338 & The UFCW, ‘Praise’ The New York State Clean Slate Act

Published on Friday, April 29, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Post-budget talk among Legislators in Albany has hit the ground and they are looking to clean the floor behind them. The Clean Slate Act is a Bill that addresses the desire to amend Criminal Procedural Law related to the automatic sealing of certain convictions. The legislation would end the prejudice and punishment ex-convicts face more»

1199 SEIU’s New Contract That Covers More Than 400 Health Care Workers Employed At Corning’s Guthrie Corning Hospital ‘Will Help Recruit & Retain Caregivers With Increased Wages & Incentives For Professional Development’

Published on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(CORNING, NEW YORK) – A new three-year contract has been overwhelmingly ratified by more than 400 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Healthcare Workers East-represented Caregivers who are employed at Corning’s Guthrie Corning Hospital, Union Officials have announced. The agreement, which was reached with management before more»

Governor Hochul Announces Creation Of NYS Office Of Strategic Workforce Development - Office ‘Will Lead Broader’ $350 Million Workforce Development Initiative ‘That Will Support High-Skilled Workforce Training Programs’

Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the creation of the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development, which will be charged with improving the State's Workforce Development Programs and practices to better align with the needs and priorities of today's employers. The Governor first proposed the new office in her State of more»

Two New York State Labor Department Workers ‘Snared In Massive Unemployment Fraud Scheme’ - Feds Say They ‘Used Their Official Positions & Co-Conspirators To Fleece’ $1.66 Million In Unemployment Payouts

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Two state Department of Labor Workers allegedly conducted a massive identity fraud scheme to steal more than $1.6 million in Unemployment Benefits during the Coronavirus Pandemic using co-conspirators they enlisted through an ad on Craigslist - as well as "friends and acquaintances," according to Federal Court records. The pair - more»

1199 SEIU Home Care ‘Member Victories’ - ‘By Fighting Collectively,’ 1199ers ‘Get More Money In Their Pockets’

Published on Monday, April 25, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ACROSS NEW YORK STATE) - In a historic decision covering more than 100,000 current and former 1199 Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Home Care Members, a New York City Arbitrator has ordered 42 agencies to fund a $32 million Special Wage Fund to compensate Members for wages owed for sleep and meal interruptions on 24-hour cases and other wage more»

“It Really Goes To Show That Striking Does Solve The Problem” - Cornell’s Starbucks Workers Strike After Management ‘Fails To Immediately Address’ Grease Trap Failure

Published on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(CORNELL, NEW YORK) – Earlier this month, the Workers of Cornell University’s College Avenue Starbucks went on Strike, only a week and a day after having voted 19-to-1 to form the 15th American Starbucks Union. That morning - while the coffee shop was already overworked and understaffed - the grease trap in the kitchen overflowed, spreading a more»

United University Professions President Fred Kowal: ‘Bring Back’ Masking On SUNY Campuses

Published on Thursday, April 21, 2022 in New York State Labor News
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - The President of the Labor Union that represents Public College and University Workers says State University of New York (SUNY) campuses should return to an indoor mask rule amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of the State. United University Professions (UUP) President Fred Kowal in an interview with Capital Tonight this week said more»

Labor Perspective From NYS’s Attorney General & Carpenters Union Officials: A ‘Coordinated Effort In Needed To Combat Unscrupulous Contractors’ Wage Theft In Order To Further Help New York’s Recovery From COVID-19’

Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in New York State Labor News
City & State Editor’s Note: Letitia James serves as New York State’s Attorney General; Joseph Geiger serves as Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the New York City District Council of Carpenters; and William Banfield, serves as Assistant to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the North Atlantic States Regional Councils of Carpenters. more»