March 22, 2018 “Rocktopia” Now Union

“Rocktopia” a broadway show with no stars on stage, but with a large chorus and musical component, is now union. This popular Broadway production has now reached an agreement with Actors’ Equity. Negotiations have been taking place since November 2017.

March 21, 2018 Building Trades Nurture Union Solidarity Outside Hudson Yards

New York, NY –  Looking at the gleaming Hudson Yards towers punching holes in the clouds over Manhattan’s West Side at W. 34th St. and 10th Avenue, members of New York City’s unionized Building Trades see their hold on the American Dream hanging in the balance.

March 21, 2018 Tragic Death of Track Worker Under Investigation

New York, NY – Early Tuesday morning on March 20, 23-year-old track worker St. Clair Ziare Richards-Stephens fell to his death as he was making repairs to a subway tunnel in upper Manhattan. The accident happened inside the 4 and 5 train tunnel at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue; Richards-Stephens was on the job with...

March 21, 2018 Crane Operator In Deadly Crane Crash Insists the Collapse Was Not His Fault

According to The National Safety Council Machinery accounted for 4,920 nonfatal occupational injuries and 92 fatal injuries in 2014. Many of these injuries and deaths may have been preventable with proper inspections, and following protocol to maintain the safety of workers and the general public. Unfortunately, there are many cases in which employers fail to...

March 21, 2018 CWA Slams Verizon Wireless Plan to Cut 3,000 Call-Center Jobs

WASHINGTON—Verizon Wireless’s plans to close six of its 18 call centers will eliminate about 3,000 customer-service jobs, the Communications Workers of America said Mar. 13. The company announced last month that it would close its call centers in Huntsville, Ala., Little Rock, Ark., Mankato, Minn., Albuquerque, N.M., Hilliard, Ohio, and North Charleston, S.C., which now...

March 21, 2018 1199SEIU & NY Hospitals Lobby NYS Legislature

Albany, N.Y.—In a partnership that has proved to be effective for more than a decade, the healthcare workers’ union, 1199SEIU, and the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), have teamed up to ensure adequate funding in the State budget for financially struggling healthcare institutions across New York.


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