The Con Edison lockout of 8,500 workers is now well into its third week, and there doesn't appear to be any end is in sight.
Negotiations between the utility giant and members of the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 resume today, but sources inside the negotiations say so recent talks ha ... More >>
Tonight is the night... for more primaries. Arizona and Michigan are next up for primaries as voters in these states have until this evening to choose their favorite Republican presidential candidate. Contrary to popular belief, these two primaries are actually worth something: Arizona will award 29 ... More >>
CUNY students held a rally outside of Baruch College today as the board of trustees met to vote on proposed tuition hikes. The NYPD set up barricades and the school cancelled afternoon classes in anticipation of the protest, which attracted several hundred people including a large union contingent a ... More >>
NYOSpotted 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 >>
It was a big day for American capitalism yesterday. Nothing captured the dichotomy of how citizens were thinking about it better than the above tweet on how a captain of industry was being eulogized (after the suicides of his de-facto factory workers have largely been ignored), on the same day Wall ... More >>
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 >>
Today the Transport Workers Union, which last week voted unanimously in support of Occupy Wall Street, went to court to fight against the city's use of city bus drivers to transport arrested protesters. Following the Brooklyn Bridge arrests on Saturday, the Union said the NYPD had commandeered numer ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street is in its 13th day, with support growing among factions veering from the "grungy unemployed hippie stereotype." There's the event led by two CUNY professors to protest the treatment of the protesters at the hands of the NYPD (Critical Mass has written they'll join in this rally, w ... More >>
At least three people died yesterday when a plane at an air race in Reno, Nevada crashed near a grandstand. Jimmy Leeward was piloting a P-51 Mustang at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show when he lost control of the aircraft. Witnesses say he managed to pull up before impact, pr ... More >>
Some of the nastiest union battles erupt with employers whose hearts beat firmly on the left side of the political spectrum. Partly this is the result of hurt feelings: How could my workers be so distrustful? Another accelerant is the assumption that well-meaning bosses know best, a perceptio ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
May 6, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 18
Remember the Fillmore?
By Lucian K. Truscott IV
Out on the street, a group of black-clad, tough-looking longhairs who called themselves the Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers were distributing a handbill. I ... More >>
You may have noticed the controversy over last week's Voice cover story, "White America Has Lost Its Mind" by Steven Thrasher. The story has drawn at this writing more than a thousand comments, many of them devoted to proving Thrasher's proposition by example.
Among the more choice reader contribu ... More >>
NY1Harry Wilson, the Republican candidate for state comptroller, may not be preparing to turn the extraordinary praise he gets in Steve Rattner's new book, Overhaul, into a TV ad or mailer. But Rattner's remarkable account of Wilson's skillful and tireless contribution to the Obama auto-indus ... 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 >>
Here's yet another uncommon economic indicator of how the recession is affecting the restaurant business: Cecilware, which has been making kitchen equipment in Queens since 1911, will lay off 80 workers next year.
The one-year anniversary of Mike Bloomberg's term-limits flip-flop is being celebrated today by a pair of unions who chose the date to announce their endorsement of Bill Thompson for mayor -- while throwing in some tough language about the incumbent.
Electricians Local Union No. 3, one of the city' ... More >>
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