New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board
The New York Metropolitan Area Joint Board represents more than 2,000 workers in the ladies apparel and light manufacturing industries in New York City. Our members produce apparel for ladies, and children, and hats and uniforms for our military. Most recently, we represent workers from the Working Families Party in the non-profit sector.
We fight to better the working conditions of our members, while we organize new shops. Workers are under attack from all over our country, and we continue to fight and resist that effort. Every year our Joint Board is committed to commemorating the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire that saw 146 young garment workers lose their lives.Through our work, we want to make sure that tragedies like the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire never happen again.
In the truest form of trade union solidarity, Workers United and the Communications Workers of America (CWA), together with the organizing committee of Fruit Stand Workers United (FSWU) have agreed that CWA will provide support to FSWU’s union organizing efforts at Apple’s Grand Central Station store in New York City.
Workers United commits initial $1 million to establish Strike and Defense Fund for Starbucks Partners
Workers United, the union supporting Starbucks workers across the country as they organize, is announcing our intention to establish a Strike and Defense Fund with initial dedicated funding of $1 million for the Starbucks Workers United campaign.
Sang Thi Calvente