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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On Friday, May 24, 21 Queens “carwasheros,” made history by signing the first ever union contract for carwash workers in New York City. The carwasheros, members of RWDSU, voted to unionize as a way to protect themselves against wage and tip theft, and as a means of securing a series of raises, s
Join city employees and their community supporters on Wednesday, June 12 at 4:00 PM at City Hall as they demand fair contracts for all and tell the Mayor that workers count and workers vote.
Please join the NY Dream Act Coalition as we head to Albany to lobby and urge our legislators to pass the NY DREAM Act this session! Transportation is free and will be provided from NYC at 7AM SHARP! To register, please click here. For m
Our sisters and brothers who are members of the Legal Services Staff Association, NOLSW, UAW Local 2320 went on strike on the morning of Wednesday, May 15th after working almost a year without a contract. Despite making historic offers to management to share in the costs of healthcare and forgo
Last night, in a vote of 82 to 53, the New York State Assembly passed the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (A1792/S1743). This
The workers at the CUNY-Research Foundation (CUNY RF) have been without a contract since December 31, 2012. Management is seeking deep concessions on new hires and health benefits. PSC is holding a rally outside of the CUNY RF Board of Directors Meeting at the CUNY RF Central Office, 230 West 4