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 12, 2024 | News Story

The NYC CLC and UFT recently hosted a Labor Women's Power Breakfast as part of our celebration of Women's History Month in March.

Mar 29, 2024 | News Story

On Wednesday, the Office of the New York City Comptroller and the NYC CLC hosted a Workers’ Rights Convening at the CUNY School of Law.

Mar 29, 2024 | News Story

On March 25, 1911, 146 workers—mostly young, immigrant women—were killed in a horrific fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory at Washington Place and Greene Street in lower Manhattan.

Mar 22, 2024 | News Story

The national AFL-CIO this week hosted the first-ever AFL-CIO lobby day exclusively centered on women’s issues in the workforce and beyond.

Mar 15, 2024 | News Story

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) gathered with other labor leaders, including AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond, and union members across the labor movement in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to call on Congress to pass the Protect Our Letter Carriers Act.

Mar 27

Join the Office of the NYC Comptroller for our inaugural Workers’ Rights Convening. Co-hosted with the New York City Central Labor Council, the theme of the first Workers' Rights Convening will be focused on Building Worker Power and will take place on Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Feb 16, 2024 | News Story

Across this nation, there were celebrations in honor of Black History Month throughout February. It’s a time not only to celebrate, but to educate, writes Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd in an Amsterdam News OpEd.

Feb 6, 2024 | News Story

The New York City Labor Movement welcomes FIFA's announcement that the 2026 Men’s World Cup final will be held in New York/New Jersey. The nation’s greatest and most diverse workforce stands ready to welcome fans to the world’s biggest game.

Jan 11

The 2024 AFL-CIO's MLK Jr. Civil and Human Rights conference in Memphis will occur at a crucial moment for the labor and civil rights movements, as workers across the country are organizing at historic rates for dignity, respect and justice, both on the job and in our communities.