News

Welcome to the NYC Central Labor Council's News Room

Jun 9, 2017 | News Story
This week, Mayor Bill de Blasio lent his voice to the cause of 1,800 workers who have been out on strike since March 28. These members of IBEW Local 3 work as service technicians, engineers, and warehouse workers for Charter/Spectrum. The workers have been operating without a contract since 2013. On “Inside City Hall,” which notably runs on Charter/Spectrum-owned NY1, Mayor de Blasio said, “This...
Jun 9, 2017 | News Story
On Thursday morning, Broadway casting directors and supporters rallied outside of a Tony Awards rehearsal at Radio City Music Hall to call for the Broadway League to recognize Teamsters Local 817 as the workers’ union.
May 19, 2017 | News Story
On Tuesday, May 16, the New York City District Council of Carpenters teamed up with the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters for their annual NY State lobby day. Members and executives from each council spoke to their local legislators about the issues important to their membership that will have lasting impacts on the middle class.
May 19, 2017 | News Story
District Council 37 AFSCME joined with advocacy group “Invest in Libraries,” and supportive elected officials on City Hall’s steps on Friday to call for City Hall funding for seven-day service and capital projects. The group is asking for a $24 million increase for daily operating expenses to ensure that every City Council district has a library open seven days a week, and an additional $150...
May 19, 2017 | News Story
On Thursday, members of Local 3 IBEW took to the streets to protest Spectrum/Charter Communications’ attempts to stop payments to workers’ pension and benefits funds.   The rally was held outside of the company’s E. 23rd St. headquarters, and workers lifted their voices in the name of ensuring that strikers are able to receive the benefits they have earned.
May 19, 2017 | News Story
Today, we stood with members of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 to rally at City Hall to protect the arts and to promote the need for arts funding. City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, who also chairs the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Libraries, and Brooklyn Councilmember Carlos Menchaca were on hand to support a call for an additional $40 million in City...
May 19, 2017 | News Story
Support New York’s hometown newspaper, one of the loudest, most prominent voices for labor and human rights in our city.  A special program offers a special discounted price for home subscription of the newspaper to members of your union.
May 12, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday afternoon, a dozen ironworkers walked off a job constructing a 16-story office building as part of the larger Brooklyn Navy Yard redevelopment project. They cited unsafe working conditions, lack of benefits, and poor pay as reasons for their action.