Civil and Workplace Rights

Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.

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Apr 16, 2021 | News Story

On Tuesday, a majority of over 650 tech workers at The New York Times announced that they have formed a union and are seeking voluntary recognition from the company. More than 1,300 editorial and business staff at the Times are already represented by The NewsGuild of New York.

Apr 16, 2021 | News Story

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed an agreement with AFGE removing anti-worker provisions from the contract and taking steps to renegotia

Apr 16, 2021 | News Story

In the week following a report that shed light on several allegations of abuse and intimidation by Broadway and film producer Scott Rudin, three performers’ unions—Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802—have released a statement denouncing harass

Apr 16, 2021 | News Story

Yesterday, unionized editorial employees at Ziff Davis — Mashable, PCMag and AskMen — walked off the job for 24 hours to protest the company’s failure to agree to a living wage for all employees and to demand that management bargain in good faith.

Apr 9, 2021 | News Story

Yesterday, working people across our nation flooded the Senate phone lines with support for the PRO Act as part of the AFL-CIO National Day of Action. Our outdated labor laws are no longer strong enough to protect us in the workplace.

Apr 8, 2021 | News Story

On Wednesday, NYC CLC Secretary-Treasurer and UFT Vice President of Academic High Schools Janella T.

Apr 2, 2021 | News Story

Local Union No. 3, IBEW Business Manager Erikson addressed an open letter to Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. It was sent recently to RWDSU leadership and President Stuart

Apr 16

This year's Organizing 2.0 Conference is taking place on April 16 and 17th online.

Mar 26, 2021 | News Story

Yesterday, working people across our city, state and nation remembered and honored the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a catastrophic event in which 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, were killed as a direct result of abhorrent working conditions and woefully insuffi

Mar 26, 2021 | News Story

Workers at Chhaya CDC, a Community Development Corporation that builds the power, housing stability and economic well-being of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean communities in NYC, this week announced that they intend to unionize with the Transport Workers Union.