Labor Unions

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Back to Normal: LIRR Workers Reach Deal with MTA

    Governor Andrew Cuomo predictably stepped into negotiations Thursday night between union leadership and the MTA, just three days before a planned work-stoppage of more than 5,400 workers and service on the Long Island Railroad. The union had worked without a new contract for four years before the ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Battle Intensifies Between Fired Workers, CWA and Cablevision

    The group of Brooklyn technicians fired by Cablevision two weeks ago have been rallying around the city with high-profile politicians to give their account of how Cablevision has mistreated its unionized workers. Cablevision maintains that Communications Workers of America, the union which 282 Bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Conflicting Stories Emerge Following the Firing of 23 Cablevision Workers

    This morning a group of protestors, led by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, demanded that management at Cablevision's garage in Canarsie come out and have a little chat about yesterday's firing of 23 workers. Cablevision says that the fired technicians were i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Occupy Lit: Publishing Employees to Rally Against HarperCollins

    NYO​Spotted at Occupy Wall Street by the Observer: employees of News Corp-owned book publishing company HarperCollins are staging a rally next Wednesday, making this the latest union action to throw its lot in with OWS. "Employees of HarperCollins have been working without a contract for alm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    UAW Endorses Occupy Wall Street; Massive March Planned Today

    This morning the UAW -- the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America -- issued an official endorsement of Occupy Wall Street, which they deem "a movement for economic and political justice." They've said they'll commit resources to the movement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2011

    45K Verizon Workers Strike; 'Limited Disruption in Service' Expected

    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 >>

  • Columns

    August 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Invokes Carey History and Gets Union Feedback

    ​This is the way campaigns are supposed to work: A pair of top officials of two of the state's largest public employee unions are today calling out Andrew Cuomo for his tough-on-labor comments in Sunday's New York Times. Cuomo was described as "girding for war" with big unions aided by a "more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    On Labor Day, Rightbloggers Denounce Labor Day, Unions, Minimum Wage, Etc.

    Happy Labor Day! You're probably thinking about picnics or sales, rather than about Joe Hill, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, strikes, solidarity, and such like. That's okay. Enjoy your day off -- which, like any other days off you may have, was won for you long ago by union people getting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    40 Tons of Garbage a Day Now Piling Up at Bronx Co-Op

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    With Thompson Done, Union People Consider Their Options

    Photo (cc) eliotwb. By Steve Patrick Ercolani. As a crowded elevator car ascended to the third floor of the Hilton on Sixth Avenue Tuesday night, a campaign aide informed former Democratic mayoral nominee Fernando Ferrer that WCBS wanted an interview. "It seems like just yesterday I was at the W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Top City Labor Leader Agrees to Stay Clear of Teamsters

    ​One of the city's most powerful union leaders has agreed to a divorce settlement with his own union in a deal to settle charges that he gave preferential treatment to an employer. Gary La Barbera, the current president of the city's Building and Construction Trades Council and a top sup ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2007

    Panic at FreshDirect

    A unionizing battle and a hunt for illegal immigrants collide

  • NYC Life

    June 20, 2006

    Still On the Waterfront

    Long plagued by Johnny Friendlys, dockworkers fight to take back a mob-infested union

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2005

    Transit Union Strikes a Deal

    By 37 to four Tuesday night, leaders of the union that staged a three-day strike against the New York City transit system last week agreed to accept a new contract from the MTA. The workers got the same wage increases included in the MTA's "final offer" before last week's transit strike, but without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005

    It's Off to Work They Go

    The Tranport Workers Union Local 100 instructed its members to go back to their posts in the New York City subway and bus system. Show up the next time you were scheduled to, the instructions say, and if you're supposed to be working now, "report immediately." The instructions continue: If Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2005

    Transit: Wage Rage

    As transit talks wound down to another midnight deadline tonight, Transport Workers Union president Roger Toussaint softened his wage demands this morning, but observers said that there's still been little progress at the bargaining table with management negotiators. Toussaint's comments appeared ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2005

    Tick Tock Transit

    Transit union leader Roger Toussaint took time out from last-minute contract bargaining this evening to fire up his troops for what he suggested was a likely strike. "As we stand here right now, with six hours to go, things do not look good," Toussaint told a throng of several thousand members and s ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    The Nerds Are Pissed

    New York University opts for war with its best and brightest

  • News

    April 12, 2005

    No Hard Hats Worn Here

    Labor organizers shine a light on nighttime office-demolition abuses

  • News

    August 3, 2004

    Pols Are Out to Lunch

    Corporations mount a schmear campaign during the conventions

  • News

    December 23, 2003

    Underground Empire

    DUMBO’s Chic Real Estate Titan Lowballs His Workers

  • News

    September 30, 2003

    A Labor House Divided

    After the Investigators, an Electoral Battle at City’s Biggest Union

  • News

    July 15, 2003

    Union of Lost Souls

    Leading Democrats Go AWOL on Overtime Vote

  • News

    September 11, 2001

    Losing Their Faculties

    At NYU, Angry Professors Talk of Unionizing

  • News

    July 10, 2001

    Tower of East 10th Street

    Theater High-Rise Stirs Protests

  • News

    April 10, 2001

    Loophole 101

    How Charter Schools Weaken the Teachers’ Union

  • News

    March 20, 2001

    The Sweetheart Union

    As Sugar Strike Fails, Longshoremen’s Union Butts Into Greengrocer Campaign

  • News

    March 13, 2001

    Pataki's Faulty Safety Patrol

    Shorting Public Employees on Workplace Protections

  • News

    March 6, 2001

    The Newspaper Racket

    Tough Guys and Wiseguys in the Truck Drivers Union

  • News

    February 6, 2001

    Ergonomics Rules

    Employers Are Counting on Bush to Overturn Regs

  • News

    January 23, 2001

    Unfriendly Relations

    Bush Supporters Take Aim at Pro-Labor Board

  • News

    December 26, 2000

    Decision Time at NYU

    A University Debates Its Future

  • Specials

    December 19, 2000
  • News

    December 12, 2000

    Hoffa’s Men

    New York’s Top Movie Teamster Suspended

  • NYC Life

    December 5, 2000

    UAW Inc.

    NYU Grad Students Lose by Winning

  • News

    November 28, 2000

    Working Papers

    Domino’s Strikers Again Choose the Cold Over Surrender, While Labor Celebrates Some Victories and a Painter-Hero

  • News

    November 21, 2000

    Underground Rumblings

    A Modern Militant Vies to Revive the Transit Union

  • News

    October 10, 2000

    Graduate Studies

    AFL-CIO Chief Sweeney Rallies NYU's Organizers

  • News

    October 3, 2000

    Ralph Nader—Not a Wasted Vote

    Bipartisan Dismal Choices

  • News

    August 1, 2000

    Chasing the Rat

    A Wealthy Union’s Tactics Infuriate Its Rivals

  • News

    July 18, 2000

    Don't Mourn—Reorganize!

    Unlikely Alliances With Activists and Immigrants Help Unions Stage a Comeback

  • News

    June 6, 2000

    Making Choices at MOMA

    A Strike Divides the Staff at Museum

  • News

    May 23, 2000

    Wal-Mart’s First Lady

    Hillary’s Past Belies Her Support of Labor

  • News

    April 25, 2000

    Sweet and Sour

    Up and Down on the Domino Sugar Picket Line

  • News

    March 14, 2000

    Hire Education

    Grad Students Battle NYU Over Right to Organize a Union

  • News

    February 29, 2000
  • News

    September 14, 1999

    The Big Fix

    Corruption In DC 37, Part Two: How the Union's Bosses Rule By Fraud and Intimidation

  • News

    August 24, 1999

    Union Jacked

    How DC 37 became America's most indicted municipal union

  • News

    October 20, 1998

    Feds Finger Labor Boss

    Apparel Union Tied to Mafia Shakedown

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