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 9, 2022 | News Story

Saturday, September 10th, 10AM: The New York City Labor Day Parade and March is returning to Fifth Avenue for the first time since 2019!

Sep 2, 2022 | News Story

This year, the New York City Labor Movement will come together on Fifth Avenue for the first time since 2019, bringing back our annual Labor Day Parade with a spectacular show of solidarity and pride.

Sep 2, 2022 | News Story

60 million non-union workers in the U.S. say they would join a union if given the chance, but many don’t know where to begin. The Worker Organizing Resource and Knowledge (WORK) Center, launched this week by the U.S.

Aug 19, 2022 | News Story

Workers at the Trader Joe’s Wine Shop in Union Square spent the last four months laying the groundwork to unionize their store.

Jul 29, 2022 | News Story

Teamsters at UPS held a rally Thursday after multiple workers were sent to the emergency room with heat exhaustion last week. The company refuses to install fans in trucks or adequate ventilation in sortation facilities.

Jul 29, 2022 | News Story

Union members worked together across the labor movement to win many important victories for working people last year.

Jul 22, 2022 | News Story

Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd penned an OpEd in Amsterdam News this week on the increasingly partisan nature of the current Supreme Court.

Jul 22, 2022 | News Story

A safe workplace includes not only protocols related to day-to-day occurrences, but ensuring there are plans in place in case of emergencies.

Jul 1, 2022 | News Story

Statement by Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO President, June 24, 2022: