January 12, 2016 By Steven Wishnia Washington, DC- Will the Supreme Court rule that collective bargaining by public-employee unions is “political speech” that nonmembers can’t be forced to pay for?
January 12, 2016 Brooklyn, NY – New York Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, Chair of the Committee on Women's Issues, issued the following statement after an 18-year-old girl was brutally attacked at gunpoint by five men and raped in the Osborn Playground located in Brownsville section of Brooklyn.
January 8, 2016 By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News New York, NY- Twenty eight thousand university workers in New York will get wage hikes thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo says he's using executive action powers to raise the state university minimum wage to $15 an hour.
January 5, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Harrisburg, Penn.—A coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans in the Pennsylvania state House defeated a bill to cut pensions for state workers Dec. 19, derailing a budget deal between the Republican-controlled legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
December 24, 2015 By APWU President Mark Dimondstein Washington, DC – Thanks to an immediate and massive protest by fair-minded individuals and organizations against the heavy-handed, anti-democratic tactics of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Bernie Sanders campaign now has had full access restored to the critical DNC voter database!
December 19, 2019 By Mario Cilento, NYS AFL-CIO President Albany, NY – This victory is an example of what can happen when the labor movement and its political allies stand together, fight together, and speak with one voice for a just cause.