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 28, 2022 | Press Release


Event Honors New York City Workers Who Died or Suffered Injuries or Illnesses on the Job


Apr 8, 2022 | News Story

Over the past month, thousands of union members across NYC and the nation signed petitions, wrote letters and called our senators. And now…we celebrate!

Mar 18, 2022 | News Story

Unlike other forms of discrimination, in most places in the U.S. there’s no clear law against weight-based discrimination.

Mar 11, 2022 | News Story

Nearly a year after New York approved a historic fund for undocumented immigrants and other non-traditional workers shut out of unemployment benefits

Mar 11, 2022 | News Story

Actors’ Equity Association has released the union’s third diversity and inclusion hiring bias report, tracking the demographics of how its members are hired for acting and stage management work, and how much they were paid in the year 2020.

Feb 25, 2022 | News Story

On Wednesday, the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor held its first hearing of 2022, with a focus on how the City can take preventative measures including, but not limited not to enhancing worker protection requirements in City contracts, effective policy mechanisms to com

Feb 18, 2022 | News Story

Nail salon technicians experience harrowing conditions on the job: labor rights violations at their workplace, wage theft, health and safety concerns which have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 11, 2022 | News Story

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) this week released its annual construction fatality report, “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State.” The report, which analyzed newly available data from 2020, found that the construction in

Feb 4, 2022 | News Story

Teamsters Local 553 members, mostly immigrant workers, at an oil terminal in Brooklyn owned by billionaire John Catsimatidis have been on strike against Catsimatidis’ oil company, United Metro Energy Corporation, for almost 10 months.

Jan 28, 2022 | News Story

Los Deliveristas Unidos (“LDU”) is a campaign by the Workers Justice Project, a collective of app-based delivery workers fighting justice and better working conditions.