United Auto Workers

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    While Demanding Better Wages and Benefits, NYU Graduate Assistants Are Mulling a Strike

    Graduate students at New York University are weighing whether to step out of the library and on to the picket line. The Graduate School Organizing Committee -- the union that represents NYU's teaching and research assistants -- is trying to negotiate a contract with the school officials and they sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Graduate Students at NYU Become the First Graduate-Student Union at a Private School (Again)

    After eight years of stalled efforts, graduate students at New York University have done it: On Wednesday afternoon, graduate, research, and teaching assistants at NYU became the only graduate-student union at a private university in the United States - for the second time. How could that be, you as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    The American Civil Liberties Union Is Messing With Its Own Workers

    Try this for irony: The ACLU is taking a melon baller to its union workers' contracts. The collective bargaining unit representing legal assistants, receptionists, bookkeepers, accounting assistants, mail clerks, and most of the rest of the ACLU's support staff plans to picket the national headquart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    At Con-Ed Lockout Protest, Unions Embrace Class War

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    CUNY Students and Unions Protest as Board of Trustees Passes Tuition Hike

    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 >>

  • 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 6, 2011

    Steve Jobs's Death and the Legacy of the Foxconn Factory Suicides

    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 >>

  • 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

    September 29, 2011

    Transport Workers Union Votes Unanimously to Support Occupy Wall Street

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    Reno Air Crash Kills 3; States Oppose AT&T Merger; UAW and GM Reach Agreement

    ​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 >>

  • Columns

    August 3, 2011
  • Music

    April 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Harper's Magazine Writers Weigh In on Union Battle

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Bill Graham Closes Down The Fillmore

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Stuff Crazy White People Like: 3 Ways Rightbloggers Deal (or Don't) With Race

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Harry Wilson's War: Steve Rattner Credits Much of GM's Rescue to Obscure NY Comptroller Candidate

    NY1​Harry 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Ruben Diaz Jr., Under Union Pressure, Moves Black History Event

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Cecilware, Queens Restaurant Equipment Manufacturer, to Lay Off 80 Workers This Year

    ​ 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.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Unions to Bloomy: Un-Happy Term Limits Birthday

    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 >>

  • News

    May 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    A Guide to the Voice Blogs

    While we cherish the attendance of our dozens of readers as well as the helpful advice of our commenters (e.g., "Get your facts straight," "MORE MSM LIES"), we feel obliged to remind you that ours is not the only blog under the Voice umbrella, and suggest you check out our colleagues, who are at lea ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2009


    Let your left out at this weekend of activities

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    GOP to Motor City: Drop Dead (Updated)

    The Republicans will use their last remaining days of Senate power to screw the auto companies, killing a bill that would have shot the dying GM, Ford and Chrysler up with $14 billion in government cash. GOP Senators demanded wage and benefit cuts from the United Auto Workers, for which the union d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    UAW Knows Someone You Hate Worse Than Them

    The UAW is having a hard time convincing people that most of their workers don't really make $71 an hour and that the proposed auto industry bailout, in pursuit of which they have made some large concessions on their job bank and health care for retired workers, is not a feather-bedding scheme for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Pickled Protest at LES Tenement Museum

    Pickles picketed for part-time workers at a May Day protest at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where educators and tour guides have been seeking recognition for a their union for a year and a half. Union leaders from UAW 2110, which represents the workers, celebrated May Day by handing out f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2005

    Labor Bigs Hit NYU

    Striking NYU grad assistants and backers rally on Friday (Photo: Holly Northrop/ In a show of labor unity, an array of the nation's most powerful union leaders-representing both sides of the split that divided organized labor this summer-rallied in support of striking New York Universi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2005

    NYU Strikers Vow to Stay Out

    Striking New York University graduate teaching assistants responded to an administration back-to-work ultimatum today with a pumped-up noon-time rally in Washington Square Park where they vowed to continue their four-week old walkout. The rally by some 300 strikers and supporters came a day after NY ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    The Nerds Are Pissed

    New York University opts for war with its best and brightest

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    In Praise of Personal Journalism

    Throwing off the shackles of the conventional press

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2005

    Democrats Miss Key Endorsement

    Democratic mayoral candidates hoping for a boost from the Working Families Party won't get one, at least for now: The party announced today that while "several candidates enjoy substantial support" within the party, so far none of the candidates "been able to put together the two-thirds vote on the ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2005
  • News

    October 12, 2004

    Bush's Other War

    At the national labor relations board, the president's appointees change the rules

  • News

    March 9, 2004

    New School's Labor War

    Union Wins Election Fair And Square, But Prez Kerrey Wants A Do-Over

  • Specials

    November 18, 2003
  • News

    October 14, 2003

    Organize This

    Warring Pens at the National Writers Union

  • News

    September 11, 2001

    Losing Their Faculties

    At NYU, Angry Professors Talk of Unionizing

  • Books

    January 30, 2001
  • News

    December 26, 2000

    Decision Time at NYU

    A University Debates Its Future

  • Specials

    December 19, 2000
  • NYC Life

    December 5, 2000

    UAW Inc.

    NYU Grad Students Lose by Winning

  • 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

  • NYC Life

    October 3, 2000

    NYU's Labor Pains

    The UAW Organizes Grad Students

  • News

    June 6, 2000

    Making Choices at MOMA

    A Strike Divides the Staff at Museum

  • News

    May 30, 2000
  • News

    March 14, 2000

    Hire Education

    Grad Students Battle NYU Over Right to Organize a Union

  • News

    November 24, 1998


    Postcards from the edge of NASCAR's infield

  • News

    November 3, 1998

    Finally, a Progressive Party

    Working families party forges a left-liberal coalition

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