NEW YORK, N.Y.—Chanting “Whose work? Our work!” more than 1,000 building-trades workers marched around Hudson Yards June 27, in another protest against developer The Related Companies’ decision to use nonunion labor on the project’s second phase.
NEW YORK, N.Y .— As a part of the redesign and construction of LaGuardia Airport, a LaGuardia AirTrain is being planned. A direct route mass transit system will allow New Yorkers to travel from Midtown Manhattan to the airport under 30 minutes. The AirTrain would leave to the airport every four minutes. “AirTrain LGA will set an…
ROXBURY, MA – Serving the community for almost 100 years, the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts has helped thousands of area residents start their careers and get the skills and training they need to build a brighter future.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.—Boeing announced June 18 that it would refuse to bargain with the International Association of Machinists on a contract for 176 flight-line technicians who voted to join the union last month. “We continue to strongly believe that this micro-unit is prohibited under federal law and we are appealing to the NLRB,” the company…
NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Wednesday, June 20th, nail salon and carwash workers, testified at the sixth of seven New York State Department of Labor hearings to review bringing tipped workers in line with the state’s general minimum wage. This is the first of two New York City hearings, the next of which will cover restaurant…
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Women harassed in the New York State Legislature have released recommendations for creating stronger workplace protections in government. Their ‘white paper’ followed a panel discussion on Tuesday, June 19th at Cooper Union. Several members of the group claimed sexual harrassment while working for New York State elected officials.
SALEM, Ohio—Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 146 workers at a Northeast Ohio meatpacking plant June 19, in a raid that Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union President Stuart Appelbaum called “unconscionable.”
NEW YORK, N.Y.—The U.S.’s two largest teachers unions joined several civil-rights groups June 20 in filing a complaint with the United Nations Human Rights Council against the Trump administration’s policy of taking away the children of families caught illegally crossing the border.
LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Legislature voted June 6 to repeal the state’s prevailing-wage law, eliminating pay standards for public construction projects. The bill passed with exclusively Republican votes, 56-53 in the state House and 23-14 in the Senate, with seven GOP members in the House and four in the Senate joining the Democrats voting no.
NEW YORK, NY — New York City’s styrofoam ban will go into effect by January 1, 2019. Food service “New York City’s ban on styrofoam is long overdue, and New Yorkers are ready to start using recyclable alternatives.