Arts & Entertainment
Broadway's essential workers get wage increases, benefit boost with new contract
"Since we came back to work, we have been asked to do a lot more to keep everyone safe. It feels good to get a new contract that reflects the contribution we have made during the pandemic."
Jun 27, 2:06 PM
Amazon organizers gear up for 2nd union vote while first hangs in the balance
Amazon labor organizers on Staten Island are gearing up for their second big test while the company is doubling down on its anti-union message.
Apr 20, 6:00 AM
Labor unions press state lawmakers to pass new tenant protections in Good Cause Eviction bill
Union leaders sent a letter to Gov. Hochul and legislative leaders last week stating that housing insecurity is a major cause of stress for their members. The bill would limit landlords’ abilities to raise rent and evict tenants.
Mar 14, 6:00 AM
Labor Unions Band Together To Tackle NY’s High Hospital Prices
Per capita spending on hospital care in New York rose by about 30% in just four years. The costs can get handed down to the unions' members, many of whom work low-income jobs.
Oct 19, 2021 4:32 PM
NYC’s School Vaccine Mandate Brings Relief For Parents And Legal Threats
Proponents welcomed the mayor’s decision to require shots for education staff, but unions are threatening legal action.
Aug 24, 2021 1:54 PM
NYC Unions Confirm Decision To Shift Retirees Onto Privatized Health Insurance
The Municipal Labor Committee, which negotiates on behalf of unions representing city workers, voted Wednesday to approve a new health plan.
Updated: Jul 14, 2021 3:40 PM
America’s Largest Health Care Union Vows To Fight Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines
NewYork-Presbyterian became the first hospital system in the state to require COVID-19 shots for employees. Local unions are not pleased.
Jun 23, 2021 8:44 AM
Who Are The Labor Unions Backing 2021 Mayoral Candidates?
In a crowded field, union support could be the "building blocks” for winning coalition.
Mar 27, 2021 9:43 AM
Eric Adams Wins Backing Of Building Service Workers, Clinching Three Key Unions
The nod from 32BJ SEIU was the second big union endorsement of the week for Adams, after that of District 37, the city's largest municipal union.
Mar 11, 2021 11:10 AM
City Council Staffers Achieve Major Milestone In Union Push
"We will be the first unaffiliated legislative staff union. So we're excited and also scared by that prospect. But it's momentous."
Jan 27, 2020 9:06 AM
Powerful NY Unions Could Complicate Push For Single Payer Health Care
Currently, most union members enjoy low-cost health insurance, a benefit that they've achieved through collective bargaining.
Updated: Dec 13, 2018 6:22 PM
Amazon's Queens Expansion Reveals Divisions Among NYC Unions
'I think there are people who have made the argument that by osmosis, somehow, Amazon is going to come here and see the light of operating in New York City.'
Updated: Dec 3, 2018 2:43 PM
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