At a recent union meeting at Stony Brook, a new (very young) member asked how and why we were all union activists. I was intrigued by the question. Unions have always been part of my life, but I never fully analyzed it and put it in words. So here goes.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky walked off the job this week, holding massive protests in their state capitals to demand better treatment from state governments.
Brooklyn, NY – According NYC Department of Buildings, a makeshift hoist used to raise and lower goods between the basement and first floor of a KP Farm Market in Brooklyn malfunctioned and crashed onto a 62-year-old worker. The man was crushed to death.The accident happened Monday April 2nd.
Local 14’s Outstanding Apprentice Nominee, Edgar Sanchez, 24, was born in the Bronx and joined the Navy while still a teen.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Three Oklahoma unions have proposed an array of tax increases they say would finance the funding they are demanding to avert a statewide teachers’ strike scheduled for Apr. 2. The plan, released Mar. 23 by the Oklahoma Education Association, the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers, and the Oklahoma Public Employees Association, would…
Labor Unions hold significant value in the workplace. They are the back bone for the workforce that relies on them to fight for, and protect their rights and interests. Unions strive to bring job security, safe working conditions, a powerful and collective voice, and excellent benefits to their members.
A Far Rockaway pre-school executive director and assistants has been sentenced to jail time for theft of education funds intended for special needs students. The Island Child Development Center was once one of the city’s largest providers of special education services to preschoolers with disabilities.
MADISON, Wisc.—Wisconsin’s Assembly passed a bill Mar. 22 prohibiting local governments from adopting labor regulations stronger than the state’s, and Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign it.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—The Illinois Supreme Court said Mar. 22 that it would not hear Gov. Bruce Rauner’s appeal of a lower-court decision that said it couldn’t legally continue withholding step-pay increases from state workers.
Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an additional $250 million in emergency state resources to address the ongoing health and public safety crises faced by 400,000 New York City Housing Authority tenants. In total, the state’s commitment over the past several years is now $550 million. The