News From: Union

by Brian Young | on Aug 19, 2020

NYC Teachers Issue Strike Threat

New York City is the only big school district in the country that is scheduled to reopen in September for in-person classes. While New York has one of the lowest transmission rates in the country,...

by Guest Post | on Aug 17, 2020

Building a Stronger Local Union

This post was written by the IBEW Media Center. The first page of the IBEW Constitution begins with a declaration: "Our cause is the cause of human justice, human rights, human security....

by Brian Young | on Aug 14, 2020

Mayors Trying to Bust Police Unions

After months of protests around police brutality, the U.S. Conference of Mayors has released a report attacking police union’s collective bargaining agreements.

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 14, 2020

Trades Sign Historic Agreement in New York City

New York City is one of the most heavily unionized cities in the country and much of the construction that is done is union. For countless families, these union jobs have brought them into the middle...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 10, 2020

Major Organizing Wins in the Midst of a Pandemic

Even in the middle of a pandemic, workers are organizing. Elections were delayed for a few months while the NLRB figured out how to work from home, but they have now restarted and many employees are...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 07, 2020

NLRB Announces Reorganization Plan

Ever since PATCO union buster Peter Robb took over as the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), he has been trying to weaken the pro-union work the board is supposed to do....

by Brian Young | on Aug 07, 2020

AFGE Wins Huge Contract Battle Against Trump

For more than a year, the Trump administration has been attempting to impose one-sided, anti-union contracts on different federal agencies including the VA and the Department of Education. In July...

by Brian Young | on Aug 06, 2020

NYC School Plan Puts Teachers at Risk

New York City is set to open schools in just a few weeks with some in-person classes. The plan, which was submitted to the Governor’s office for approval, would include a mix of in-person...

by Brian Young | on Aug 05, 2020

Immigration Judges have Right to Bargain

Over the last four years, federal unions have taken many hits. Trump has declared war on them and has used his executive power to institute numerous new policies, including kicking them out of their...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 29, 2020

Who are these Stormtroopers?

After weeks of protests against the murder of George Floyd and police brutality, protests had begun to die down. Even in Portland Oregon, protests seemed to be getting smaller by the day. Yet Trump...