News Stories

Oct 13, 2017 | News Story
Join us as we talk to our fellow union sisters and brothers about the importance of unions and the dangers working people face if we all don't stand up and vote NO on the Constitutional Convention on November 7th!     Please RSVP today for the labor walk nearest to you. October 28: Staten Island Brooklyn
Oct 10, 2017 | News Story
The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, along with the Joseph S. Murphy Institiute, CUNY, offers FREE immigration consultation. Please call to make an appointment for FREE HELP with your immigration concerns and for application assistance with: Naturalization and Citizenship TPS/DACA/Advance Parole Replacing and Renewing Immigration Documents For more information, please call the NYC...
Oct 6, 2017 | News Story
This week, the labor movement demonstrated what union solidarity is all about. More than 300 union members boarded a flight in Newark, New Jersey headed for San Juan, Puerto Rico. The United Airlines flight, which also carried 35,000 pounds of relief supplies, was volunteered by the airline for a business-labor partnership with the Association of Flight Attendants, the Air Line Pilots Association...
Oct 5, 2017 | News Story
On Thursday, the New York Daily News honored 10 outstanding school principals, teachers, and counselors at the 2017 Daily News Hometown Heroes in Education awards.
Sep 29, 2017 | News Story
Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria have had devastating effects on communities of working people, displacing families and bringing operations to a halt in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The labor movement has responded in full force, raising money and coordinating skilled volunteers to help with recovery efforts.
Sep 28, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved Intro 1447-C, a bill that requires workers on NYC construction sites to take at least 40 hours of safety training. In addition to the mandating safety training, the bill creates a fund to provide training for workers who cannot afford the cost, and a 14-person task force that will consist of representatives of union workers, and minority- and...
Sep 26, 2017 | News Story
November 7, 2017 General Election Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 13th and received by a board of elections no later than October 18th to be eligible to vote in the General Election.
Sep 22, 2017 | News Story
On Monday afternoon, thousands of union workers from across NYC poured across the Brooklyn Bridge in an impressive display of solidarity with our IBEW Local 3 brothers and sisters who have been on strike for nearly six months. Dozens of unions rallied in Cadman Plaza before marching over the Brooklyn Bridge, and then gathering again for a rally at Foley Square in Manhattan. AFL-CIO President...
Sep 22, 2017 | News Story
The Broadway Presbyterian Church was packed on Wednesday morning as GWC-UAW Local 2110, the union of Columbia University’s graduate workers and teaching assistants, held a forum about their campaign. The workers have been fighting for their union since the fall of 2014, when over 1,700 workers signed union authorization cards, which were presented to the university in a formal letter that...
Sep 22, 2017 | News Story
On Thursday, organized labor in digital media counted a major victory. Thanks to a combined effort on the part of Writers Guild of America, East and the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, around 430 Vice Media staffers and freelancers are now unionized.