News Stories

Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
After months of talks that culminated in several marathon negotiating sessions and informational picketing that brought thousands of members into the streets, 1199SEIU and the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York on July 13 settled a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The new contract protects health benefits, secures pensions, advances job security provisions, fully...
Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
The members of Fordham Faculty United/SEIU Local 200United, the union of more than 800 Fordham University adjunct and full-time, non-tenure-track faculty, voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement with the Fordham administration. The vote came after a record-setting four months of bargaining and just seven months after non-tenure track faculty voted 16-to-1 to...
Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
Support staff at CAMBA Legal Services (CLS) this week announced their intent to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys - UAW Local 2325. The support staff, which includes paralegals, case aides, project coordinators, and receptionists, hope to join the CAMBA attorneys, who unanimously elected to join ALAA last month and were voluntarily recognized by CAMBA. The support staff are calling on...
Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
The city Taxi & Limousine Commission is proposing a minimum wage for drivers, addressing rock-bottom wages among Uber and other for-hire operators, officials said this month. The proposal would set a minimum trip standard that’ll work out to a $17.22-an-hour minimum wage, which for an independent contractor would be the same as $15 an hour with paid time off. A study on the proposal found...
Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week directed the New York State Department of Labor to issue guidance on the recent Janus decision. On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Janus v.
Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
Yesterday, Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement on a four year extension of the current contract, which was set to expire in August 2019. The deal builds on significant gains won by Verizon workers as a result of their 49-day strike in 2016, providing for additional...
Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
For almost 20 years, the Union Semester program has supported dozens of activists in the labor movement, connecting passionate students with organizations who can benefit from their contributions. Students intern at a labor organization 4 days a week for 15 weeks and also attend 4 evening classes, earning college credits and a certificate in Labor Studies. Organizations benefit from the energy,...
Jul 19, 2018 | News Story
Join the NYC Central Labor Council, the Murphy Institute at CUNY, and the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR for a series of six workshops focused on the fundamental skills and strategy necessary to strengthen our unions in this crucial moment. Workshops will be held twice a month beginning in August. Sessions can be attended individually, but locals are strongly encouraged to choose participants...
Jul 13, 2018 | News Story
Last week, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The New York City Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, along with labor federations and unions across the country, stands in opposition to Judge Kavanaugh's nomination. Judge Kavanaugh has a dangerous track record of protecting the privileges of the wealthy and powerful...
Jul 13, 2018 | News Story
Local 802 AFM musicians rallied Tuesday, calling on ABC, CBS, and NBC to pay live TV musicians when their work appears on ad-supported streaming in the form of clips on YouTube and network websites. Outside negotiations at ABC headquarters, musicians brought the noise: The Polka Brothers performed lively music for the crowd, AFM Local 257 President Dave Pomeroy played an original “Respect the...