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 24, 2022 | News Story

It was 50 years ago on Thursday, June 23, that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was passed into law. That act changed the trajectory of women's athletics and will continue to shape the future of them.

Jun 17, 2022 | News Story

At the 29th AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia this week, delegates elected Liz Shuler to serve as President of the federation of 57 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation.

Jun 16, 2022 | Press Release

FIFA’s choice of New York City to host games follows local officials’ meaningful commitments to leading labor and community groups

Jun 10, 2022 | News Story

After spending years in legislative limbo, a bill that would significantly increase fines issued to construction companies found criminally liable for worker injuries or fatalities was passed by the Legislature last week.

Jun 10, 2022 | News Story

Actors' Equity Association celebrated the news this week that the National Endowments of the Arts (NEA) will create a chief diversity officer for the first time in the agency’s history.

Jun 3, 2022 | News Story

On Wednesday, the NYC CLC hosted our annual labor and civil rights event in the form of a panel discussion centering around how union membership has contributed to narrowing the inequality gap and how it can continue to build solidarity in an effort to create prosperity that is felt by all worker

May 27, 2022 | News Story

Wednesday, June 1, 6PM: For marginalized communities, institutional barriers continue to exist as it relates to education, healthcare, housing and retirement. Union membership has been a tool for many families looking to break into the middle class.

May 27, 2022 | News Story

Several dozen Chipotle workers from across New York City rallied with elected officials and other supporters including the CLC in Midtown on Thursday after striking this week for a $20 minimum wage and better scheduling practices at the national fast food chain.

May 27, 2022 | News Story

As consciousness over the necessity to diversify Hollywood’s hair and make-up trailers continues to develop, the union that represents those artists has teamed up with entertainment workforce development program Reel Works to help bring more BIPOC stylists into the industry.

May 20, 2022 | News Story

Contracts approved this week will guarantee, for the first time, that soccer players representing the United States men’s and women’s national teams will receive the same pay when competing in international matches and competitions.