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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Sep 10

Join the NYC CLC, affiliates, and community partners as we engage in a Week of Action to support NYC workers.

Jun 18

TODAY, Thursday, June 18th at 5pm, please join the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO for an opportunity for Labor Leaders in NYC to discuss the role of the Labor Movement in the fight for racial, social, and economic justice, and the work that we will continue to do to move forward tog

Jun 18, 2020 | Press Release

Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Trump administration’s effort to strip DACA protections from 700,000 young Americans was not only cruel but illegal.

Jun 15, 2020 | Press Release

“No worker in the U.S. should face discrimination in the workplace because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

With this ruling, millions of workers will finally have protections regardless of who controls their state government.

Jul 20, 2020 | News Story

As NYC continues it's phased reopening, we urge elected officials keep in mind America's Five Economic Essentials:

Keep front-line workers safe and secure. 

Keep workers employed and protect earned pension checks.

Jun 4

Join the United Federation of Teachers and the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO for a virtual fair for NYC high school students to explore careers in union jobs.

Jun 1, 2020 | Press Release

The New York City Labor Movement stands with working people across our city who are demanding justice for the senseless death of George Floyd, and for an end to the continuing systemic inequalities that are faced by our brothers and sisters of color every day in America.

Every ten years since 1890, the federal government sets out to count every person living in the United States. The Decennial Census as it is called, will take place between March through June of 2020.