"Graduate assistants at NYU (Poly) carry out truly innovative research projects with important social ends. Some projects aim to solve urban transportation problems or develop improved medical technologies, while others tackle clean energy solutions or storm resilience. As Poly is flourishing, however, graduate assistants are struggling to make ends meet on low wages and nonexistent benefits."

Check out the article and let’s show our support for our Fb.mee/gsocuaw2110 sisters and brothers as they head into bargaining tomorrow!

Unions 4 Workers does a nice job of outlining some of the benefits of being in a Union. Not in a union yet? Organize! We have 2.5 million brothers and sisters in NYS that will want to help you win! http://ift.tt/1Du9cPX

“Frank Gurrera is a great example of the kind of above-and-beyond dedication transit workers bring to the system every day,” Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen said. “Ninety years old and still bringing it, wow!”

Great job Frank!

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and Vice President of the NYS AFL-CIO, whose union has negotiated contracts that include the strong scheduling protections nonunion low-wage workers were calling for at the march, had this to say:

“Walmart’s way of doing business is the wrong way for New York. Our union contracts with Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and H&M prove that companies do not need to treat their employees as disposable commodities to be profitable. People in New York are struggling to survive. They need good jobs that won’t keep them in poverty. It’s time to bring an end to Walmart’s low wages and erratic part-time scheduling that are so common in nonunion retail jobs today.”

Labor to Labor walk kicking off in Brewster this morning with the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation, Westchester Putnam Central Labor Board and our affilates to elect Justin Wagner to the Senate, Andrew Falk to the Assembly and Sean Patrick Maloney to Congress.

Thank you to everyone is walking today all around our great state to elect worker friendly candidates! http://ift.tt/1qOHDc9

Pensions, Good Union Jobs, Strong Public Education - These are all great reasons to Get Out The Vote but the most important reason is the one that is important to YOU.

So we want to hear from you. Why are you voting this year? What gets you fired up to make a difference?

Find a labor walk near you by texting “Labor Votes” to 877877

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Xerox has taken an aggressive anti–union position, firing union activists, using captive audience meetings to threaten workers, and running decertification elections against the union to undermine the bargaining power of the workers.

This Saturday stand with the community and your CWA sisters and brothers in Staten Island as they rally for justice!

Need inspiration? We got that! Watch our union shoutout video and get involved today!

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New York State attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman will be filing suit today against a Papa John’s franchisee he says shorted more than 400 workers out of dough they earned.

“Nobody who works 40 hours a week should have to live in poverty,” Schneiderman said.

Join a labor walk this weekend and let’s get out the vote for our great endorsed candidates like Eric Schneiderman and Tom DiNapoli!

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It’s that time of year!

Make sure those Halloween treats are union-made.

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