Power List

The 2023 NYC Labor Power 100

The leaders of the most influential unions in the five boroughs.

New York State

Corporate delay tactics are clouding union wins in New York

Labor unions bear the brunt of these aggressive maneuvers. How will they fight back?


City Council backs striking Hollywood unions

The Council passed non-binding resolutions demanding Hollywood studios negotiate with striking actors and writers.


The nation’s biggest public union wants to help fix the workforce shortage

The group launched a listening tour in New York and has already received feedback from state and local workers on what governments can do to attract and retain employees.

Energy & Environment

Opinion: Employ vulnerable communities to build New York’s clean energy transition

In order to right deep-rooted environmental inequities, the state’s clean energy transition should provide communities of color with access to quality job opportunities in the new green economy.


Staffed up gun crime unit gets results, amid NYC government job vacancies

There are tens of thousands of unfilled city positions, under Mayor Eric Adams, but a small unit of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner has hit goals after hiring new employees.


Eric Adams announces new contract deal with teachers union that allows more remote learning

The 120,000 union members will also see significant raises as part of the contract that extends through 2027.


Opinion: Albany must step up for essential retail workers

A package of bills designed to protect and empower employees at stores throughout our community should pass before the end of this legislative session.

Kathy Hochul

Hochul remains tight-lipped on her plans for the revised Grieving Families Act

Just five months ago, the governor vetoed the popular bill to update the state’s wrongful death laws. Lawmakers have passed a new version they say addresses the governor’s concerns.


Opinion: Tenant protections can't wait another year

To truly stand up for working-class New Yorkers, lawmakers must pass “good cause” eviction.

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Opinion: The real tragedy in workplace deaths? Some lives are worth more than others

New York must pass the Grieving Families Act to fix its outdated and discriminatory wrongful death law.


Why can’t New York City fill vacancies? Council bill would ask departing employees

New City Council data shows the Department of Small Business Services, Department of Buildings and Department of Investigation with highest vacancy rates.


Opinion: To make the minimum wage count, expand wage theft enforcement

A bill before the state Legislature would allow workers to initiate lawsuits against their employers on behalf of the state Department of Labor, expanding enforcement of wage theft laws.


Opinion: Labor and the MTA must work together to improve the nation's largest transit system

With the TWU 100’s contract expired, there’s an opportunity for both sides to work together to improve service for New Yorkers


Report: Amazon warehouse injuries surpass other facilities in NY

Worker advocates are pushing a bill meant to reduce injuries among warehouse employees.


Teachers union rallies for more money, less paperwork

More than a third of an educator’s day is spent on tasks that don’t benefit kids, the union claims.