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Ex-Bronx chapter_ leader gets justice

Ex-Bronx chapter leader gets justice

An administrative law judge has ruled that Bronx teacher Brenda Cartagena had been the victim of retaliation by her school’s principal for standing up for her members’ rights as school chapter leader.

Starbucks

Starbucks fires 20 union organizers

Starbucks is using aggressive tactics to squash the efforts of workers seeking to unionize at the world’s largest coffeehouse chain.

Stunning Amazon upset

Stunning Amazon upset

The Amazon Labor Union wins one organizing battle and loses one at two of the company's Staten Island warehouses.

Federation of Nurses

Health care coup for Staten Island nurses

Staten Island University Hospital South nurses represented by the Federation of Nurses/UFT on March 27 ratified a three-year contract that provides three annual raises of 3% each, a $1,000 ratification bonus and, most significant, moves nurses hired over the last five years out of the Northwell Health Network and into the UFT Health Care Chapter Benefit Fund.

NYU Langone nurses

NYU Langone nurses’ contract spotlights staffing shortage

Federation of Nurses/UFT members employed by NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn on Feb. 24 overwhelmingly ratified a three-year contract that provides solid salary increases while making inroads in addressing the universal problem of staffing shortages.

The UFT logo and the AAUP logo

AFT affiliates with college professor organization

In a deal that promises to accelerate labor organizing on campuses, the governing councils of the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers in March agreed to a formal affiliation that would unite nearly 316,000 academic employees.

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Amazon workers on Staten Island unionize

Minneapolis educators approved a new contract nearly three weeks after going on strike for higher wages, smaller class sizes, protections for educators of color and mental health support.

A group of people march in protest

Minneapolis educators approve contract to end strike

Minneapolis educators approved a new contract nearly three weeks after going on strike for higher wages, smaller class sizes, protections for educators of color and mental health support.

Jesse Sharkey

Chicago Teachers Union president won’t run again

The president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Jesse Sharkey, announced on Feb. 2 that he would not be running for reelection in May.

Christopher Arroyo

Kudos to Christopher Arroyo, Brooklyn School for Math and Research

Christopher Arroyo, the new chapter leader at the Brooklyn School for Math and Research in Bushwick, created the high school’s first-ever consultation committee in the fall, which immediately led to improvements in school safety and compensation for remote work.