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New York Unions

Beyond May Day

Camille Rivera | Posted 07.18.2012 | New York
Camille Rivera

May Day, the Occupy movement and the 99 percent narrative have raised the voices of low-wage workers in this city who have joined together under the banner "Organize, Legalize, and Unionize."

Lila Shapiro

Union Blasts Target Closure | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Back in June when workers at a Target store just outside New York City were about to vote on whether to unionize, employees received an ominous pamphl...

Why Shouldn't Housekeepers Make $60,000 Per Year?

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Nathan Newman

Seeing rich business analysts bemoaning workers making probably a fifth to a tenth of the income they take home each year is nauseating, but it's worth asking how we got to the point that it is a bit "shocking" in some sense that workers in what is seen as a low-wage industry are making a living wage?

It's Time to Question Labor's Ties to Democrats

Gregory Floyd | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Around the country and in our nation's capital, we are seeing more Democrats willing to place the burden of fixing the country on the backs of public workers and the middle class in general.

Lila Shapiro

WATCH: Tensions Rise Before Historic Union Vote At Target | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- On the day before a historic union vote at a Target outside New York City, tensions at the store -- among employees, management...

Lila Shapiro

American Labor's Next Target | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Workers at a Target store in Long Island have a different twist on the discount retailer's famous catch phrase, "Expect More. P...

If New York State Was a Country, Would It Be Greece or Iceland?

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Once again, the state has no budget. The problem? There's nobody to be afraid of. New York is not a place that operates on rational debate or planning. Power comes from two things: money and fear. Right now we don't have either.