IQ Inc, the publisher of Caribbean American Weekly, The Immigrant’s Journal, and Workers World Today and producer of multicultural radio programs, is proud to endorse Congressman Tom Suozzi and his running mate Diana Reyna, former Councilmember and Deputy Borough President for four years under the Eric Adams Administration, for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New […]
Nail salon technicians experience harrowing conditions on the job: labor rights violations at their workplace, wage theft, health and safety concerns which have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. With no proper ventilation and little personal protective equipment, nail salon workers are risking their lives to barely earn a minimum wage. Now, nail salon workers are […]
Former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio highlighted a rally on the city hall steps featuring union and AARP members to urge the city council pass his affordable housing initiative. – New York City – March 9, 2016 (Shutterstock) By Will Parker, Wall Street Journal Apartment tenants are forming unions in an effort to gain leverage […]
Former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Henry Garrido of the DC-37 union tour coronavirus (COVID-19) mass vaccination site at Citi Field baseball stadium home of the Mets. – New York, NY – March 27, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Reuven Blau, THE CITY A nonprofit umbrella group has taken the unusual step of suing the city […]
By Jeffrey Hirsch, The Conversation From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, labor unions have been among the strongest advocates for workplace safety measures. So it came as a surprise to many that some unions have resisted the imposition of vaccine mandates, ranging in sentiment from cautious to outright hostile. Their reactions can seem confusing […]
By Chinekwu Osakwe, Reuters (Reuters) – The Legal Services Staff Association, along with several other organizations that represent attorneys and courthouse personnel, have released a letter to the New York State Office of Court Administration urging it to nix its resumption of in-person housing court appearances. The letter has so far been signed by four […]
Eric Adams attracts new support from unions as New York City’s likely next mayor.
New York City mayoral democratic nominee Eric Adams speaks to relatives of the victims September 2, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Jeff Coltin, City and State NY The way Eric Adams talks, you’d think his expected election as the next mayor of New York City would be the biggest win for labor unions […]
By David Leonhardt, NY Times A labor union’s effort to organize about 5,800 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., has turned into a national story. The workers are now voting whether to join the union, in an election that runs through March 29. I asked Noam Scheiber, who covers workplace issues for The Times, to explain what’s going […]
With only 20 days until Election Day, the NYC Central Labor Council is conducting phone banks twice weekly to support the Labor 2020 program. Visit https://bit.ly/LaborVotes to sign up for shifts today! #NYCLaborVotes! Join with our Union brothers and sisters across the five boroughs to encourage other union members to vote in the upcoming election.
Man riding subway with mask in New York City. – July 25, 2020 (Shutterstock) SEPTEMBER 10 — TWU Local 100 has been advocating for enforcement of the mask rule with fines for months – and that advocacy paid off Thursday. Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday that riders not wearing masks will face a $50 fine. […]