It was still dark when the fast-food workers began gathering outside the McDonald's just north of Times Square yesterday morning. Carrying signs that read "Strike for higher pay for a stronger New York," they lined up outside the restaurant, where workers from the night shift were still on the job. ... More >>
The City Council urged Mayor Bloomberg to postpone the negotiations of school bus driver contracts yesterday in a letter that called for "restoring much needed normalcy to the thousands of students and families affected by the strike." The stakes get higher for workers today as health insurance for ... More >>
The National Labor Relations Board announced earlier this morning that the Amalgamated Transit Union's school bus strike is indeed lawful.
A group of 20 bus companies filed a charge with the NLRB arguing that the ATU Local Union 1181 violated NLRB regulations when its bus drivers and matrons went o ... More >>
Longshoremen workers at ports along the East and Gulf Coasts were set to go on strike Sunday. That's before their union agreed to extend contract negotiations with the U.S. Maritime Alliance for at least another month.
In other words, we were threatened with the frightening prospect of losing out o ... More >>
Well, this completely backfired.Over the past ten days, the Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America and ConEd officials have been arguing over the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement that ended at midnight Saturday. As the deadline slowly passed last night, the electrical ... More >>
Striking faculty outside of LIU's downtown Brooklyn campusUpdate below: LIU releases statement that deal with union could come on Monday.
Like most schools in the city, this week was supposed to mark the normal start of fall classes at Long Island University's downtown Brooklyn campus. Inst ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanYou could hear the blaring of car and air horns from two blocks away as Verizon employees continued their strike for a third day on 13th Street and Second Avenue, after the company and workers failed to come to terms on a contract early Sunday morning. The East Village's recep ... More >>
SCAB!Forty-five thousand union workers for Verizon went on strike across the Eastern seaboard at midnight last night after labor negotiations faltered. Communications Workers America says that Verizon is demanding "more than 100 concessions from workers regarding health care, pensions and wor ... More >>
Why is the looming NFL strike different from all other strikes?
Well, first, it's not a strike, it's a lockout. Or at least it will be on March 4, when the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Football League and the player's union expires and the owners padlock the gates.
A ... More >>
For the first time in at least 30 years, the port of New York and New Jersey was shut down today by a wildcat strike.
Several hundred workers have walked off the job in a sympathy strike after pickets from a Philadelphia longshoremen's union local showed up at work sites throughout the metro ... More >>
Think about one ton of weight. A car. Think about how big a car is, and how compact it is in regards to all that weight. Science! It's amazing. Now think about that one ton of weight as trash. Trash that is in bags, that isn't compacted. And think about it piling up. That's exactly what's hap ... More >>
Score one for the unions. A public event celebrating Black History Month was supposed to be held at the Bronx Museum of the Arts this evening. But the UAW Local 2110, which organizes local museum workers, went out of contract with the Bronx Museum last summer, and claims management is trying ... More >>
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May 19, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 31
The Newsmen: Where Do They Go from Here?
By Stan Fischler
M. David Levin, his blue windbreaker stained by a brief drizzle, leaned against the delivery ramp of the Journal-American and refused to curse th ... More >>
Though workers at the plant tried to keep it open with protests, the Stella D'Oro factory in The Bronx closed down yesterday -- a day ahead of schedule. The workers went on strike last year, after Brynwood Partners, the private equity firm that had taken the plant over, kicked out the union; Brynwoo ... More >>
The Stella saga continues: According to a report yesterday in Crain's New York, the union representing workers at the Stella D'oro factory has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board to try to halt the Bronx factory's planned closure. After going on strike last August, the factory's 13 ... More >>
Labor, management, and the occasional politician have been trying to negotiate a settlement to the Stella D'oro factory strike in the Bronx since last summer. It didn't help that the factory replaced 134 striking workers with what in a simpler time would be known as scabs. In addition to holding lar ... More >>