Why we need to Protect our unions from Janus

By |2018-03-13T17:58:51+00:00March 9th, 2018|justice system, Media|

A Supreme Court case with a 40-year precedent has been brought back to the future. On February 26th, the Supreme Court began hearings on Janus vs. AFSCME and the constitutionality of compulsory Fair Share fees. These fees are paid by non-union employees who work in unionized jobs but are still represented by the union during [...]

New Contract Agreement Pending Between MTA, TWU Local 100

By |2019-04-03T15:28:47+00:00January 24th, 2017|Media|

At midnight on January 15th, the contract between MTA and TWU Local 100 expired. After several rocky weeks of negotiations, the MTA and TWU Local 100 found common ground on Monday, January 16th. Although still in the process of ratification, the union's Executive Board voted 37-6 in support of the agreement according to the TWU [...]

Columbia grad students win battle to unionize

By |2017-01-27T19:59:44+00:00December 14th, 2016|Media|

Some time ago, an article titled Timeline of Tug of War for Graduate Student Unions was posted. This past Friday, the rope was pulled a littler harder in the students direction. Graduate students at Columbia University voted 1,602 to 623 in favor of the move to form a union. This union applies to graduate students who work as [...]

LIU Brooklyn faculty lockout ends successfully for professors

By |2019-04-25T20:07:20+00:00September 15th, 2016|justice system, Media|

In the aftermath of a faculty lockout that took place the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, the faculty and the university's administration have come to an agreement regarding a union contract renewal. The lockout ended Wednesday, September 14th, although classes were supposed to start the first week of this month. With thanks to professors, students, [...]