NEW YORK - On the evening of Oct. 25, lower Broadway here became a sea of green as thousands of transport workers wearing green hats filled the street in front of the headquarters of their employer, the New York City Transit division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to rally for a good contract.
Thousands of union public workers and their supporters turned out on Wednesday at New York's City Hall park under the slogan "Workers Count, Workers Vote!"
The 42 Teamsters who work as art handlers for the famed Sotheby's auction house in Manhattan overwhelmingly ratified a new 3-year contract with the firm on May 31, ending the company's 10-month lockout.
Even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg ladles out billions of dollars to contractors in questionable deals, the multimillionaire former businessman is trying to cut pay of 10,000 of the city's municipal trades workers.
Truck drivers in the Puget Sound shut down ports for two weeks - and begin to shift the balance of power.
CHICAGO - Thousands of Unite Here members and their labor and community supporters took to the streets in 15 cities across the U.S. and Canada July 22 in a coordinated protest at Hyatt hotels.
More than 200 workers were on the picket line last week in Metropolis, Ill., after their employer, Honeywell International, locked them out of their jobs, June 28.
Graduate students at the University of Illinois win a contract agreement they have been fighting for since August 2009.
SAN FRANCISCO - The giant hotel corporations that dominate this city's top hotels may think they can hide behind the current economic crisis to force workers to accept a contract full of takeaways.
Hundreds of HomeGoods / TJX workers with their families and supporters rallied at the company's distribution center here on March 10 to demand a fair contract to improve wages and health insurance benefits.