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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Jul 16, 2021 | News Story

Our outdated labor laws are no longer strong enough to protect us in the workplace. High-profile corporations openly union-bust without facing consequences. Anti-worker lawmakers have passed wage-killing and racist right to work laws in 27 states.

Jul 9, 2021 | News Story

On Wednesday, New York City held a ticker-tape parade to honor the essential workers who helped the city through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hometown Heroes Parade kicked off at 11 a.m.

Jul 9, 2021 | News Story

There’s still time to enroll for the Fall 2021 semester at SLU. If you have participated in some of SLU’s public programs, you have already been introduced to some of the School’s renowned faculty.

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

The recently formed AJWS Union announced this week that management at American Jewish World Service, a leading global Jewish human rights organization. has formally and voluntarily recognized the workers' union affiliated with OPEIU Local 153.

May 28, 2021 | News Story

Employees at yet another of New York City’s major museums have taken steps to form a union. This time the organizing effort is taking place at the Brooklyn Museum, where a proposed union would represent a mixture of full- and part-time workers.

May 28, 2021 | News Story

On Wednesday, members of Laborers Local 79 gathered with supporters and elected officials for a rally at 28th Street and 11th Avenue to fight back against body shops, which prey on people returning home from incarceration and leverage workers' parole mandates of maintaining employment as a condit

May 28, 2021 | News Story

Members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC-CUNY), students and supporters gathered on Wednesday both at the gates of Brooklyn College and simultaneously via Zoom for a

May 21, 2021 | News Story

On Tuesday, the editorial workers at Forbes announced their intention to unionize with The NewsGuild of New York with over 80% of eligible staffers signed on to the campaign.

May 21, 2021 | News Story

On Saturday, Laborers Local 79, NY Communities for Change, labor and community allies marched for safe and responsible development.

May 7, 2021 | News Story

Governor Cuomo this week signed the NY HERO Act, giving an array of essential workers in New York new on-the-job protections. The bill, which was sponsored by state Sen.