Today in labor history in 1900 the International Ladies Garment Workers Union was founded in New York City by seven local unions, with a few thousand members between them.
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.
RWDSU is launching a campaign to bring workers' rights - including the right to organize - to some 5,000 car wash workers in New York City.
New York City Opera, one of the city's cultural treasures, stood at a crossroads this week, after contract talks broke down Nov. 30 between management and its two main unions.
The Communications of America found common cause with the Occupy movement when Verizon workers, along with other union members, marched from the picket line to Zuccotti Park, chanting "All day, all week, Occupy Wall Street!
On September 10, Labor Day, New York City's main thoroughfare, Fifth Avenue, was filled for 30 blocks with thousands of union families celebrating the labor movement.
Originally slated as a rally against Mayor Bloomberg's threatened layoffs and cutbacks, the rally became one in a series of actions in solidarity with Wisconsin public workers.
This year, New York's historic May Day celebrations will be reborn with a mass march and rally organized by the labor and immigrant rights movements.
A Bronx town hall meeting promoted a newly introduced City Council bill (Intro 18-2010) that would "guarantee good wages, health care and other benefits" to building service workers.
He's had a gun put up to his head during a robbery. He's been assaulted with a crowbar, and had every window in his car broken. He's had a jagged beer bottle shoved into his neck.