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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Aug 28, 2018 | Press Release

“Blaming the MTA’s problems on its working men and women at a time when violent assaults on MTA employees are on the rise—Marc Molinaro should be ashamed,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Aug 10, 2018 | News Story

State and Local primary elections are happening on Thursday, September 13, and registration deadlines are coming up fast. Make sure you're ready to vote on Election Day!

Aug 17, 2018 | News Story

TWU Local 100 this week began distributing Most Wanted posters along the A line urging riders to identify a man who repeatedly punched a subway conductor Saturday morning at the Grant Ave. station in Brooklyn.

Jul 20, 2018 | News Story

After months of talks that culminated in several marathon negotiating sessions and informational picketing that brought thousands of members into the streets, 1199SEIU and the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York on July 13 settled a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.

Jul 20, 2018 | News Story

Support staff at CAMBA Legal Services (CLS) this week announced their intent to join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys - UAW Local 2325.

Jul 20, 2018 | News Story

The city Taxi & Limousine Commission is proposing a minimum wage for drivers, addressing rock-bottom wages among Uber and other for-hire operators, officials said this month.

Jul 13, 2018 | News Story

Last week, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The New York City Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, along with labor federations and unions across the country, stands in opposition to Judge Kavanaugh's nomination.

Jul 13, 2018 | News Story

Local 802 AFM musicians rallied Tuesday, calling on ABC, CBS, and NBC to pay live TV musicians when their work appears on ad-supported streaming in the form of clips on YouTube and network websites.

Jul 13, 2018 | News Story

After months of bargaining with almost no movement from management, healthcare workers at over 100 hospitals, nursing homes, and medical centers throughout greater New York held informational pickets yesterday to educate the public about healthcare facility bosses’ efforts to slash the training,