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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Jun 12

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.

May 28

Join members of the NYS DREAM Coalition, as they gather with Comptroller DiNapoli, Assemblyman Moya, CUNY Vice Chancellor Hershenson, immigrant and student activists, and others to tell legislators to pass the

May 21

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

May 16, 2013 | News Story

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

May 14, 2013 | News Story

Last night, in a vote of 82 to 53, the New York State Assembly passed the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (A1792/S1743).  This

May 21

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

May 8, 2013 | News Story

In a historic vote by the New York City Council, Intro 97-A, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act passed by a margin