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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Mar 3, 2023 | News Story

We join Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Reps. Bobby Scott (Va.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) in their call to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. Working people are sick of corporations raking in record profits while we can barely support our families.

Feb 24, 2023 | News Story

Resident physicians and fellows at Elmhurst Hospital, represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU), held a rally on Tuesday to bring attention to what they believe is Mount Sinai’s inequity in the treatment of healthcare workers and to call for a fair contract to benefit thems

Feb 24, 2023 | News Story

Actors’ Equity Association, the national union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers working in live theatre, has published Progress During an Atypical Year: Hiring Bias and Wage Gaps in Theatre in 2021.

Feb 24, 2023 | News Story

The Coalition of Broadway Unions & Guilds, representing workers both on and off stage in New York State and beyond, this week condemned the self-described neo-Nazis who harassed theatergoers prior to Tuesday’s preview performance of Parade outside the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Feb 17, 2023 | News Story

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., yesterday announced the creation of the Office’s first-ever Worker Protection Unit to investigate and prosecute wage theft and other forms of worker harassment and exploitation across Manhattan’s many industries.

Feb 10, 2023 | News Story

President Biden gave his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler weighed in:

Feb 10, 2023 | News Story

Labor and Civil rights leaders gathered Thursday night for the NYC CLC's annual Labor and Civil Rights event, a panel in which they engaged in a vibrant discussion of the role of the Labor Movement in the fight for racial, social, and economic justice.

Feb 9

Join us on Thursday, February 9, at 6:00PM for a panel discussion,

Feb 3, 2023 | News Story

Join us on Thursday, February 9 at 6:00PM for a panel discussion, live on Facebook, to discuss the role of the Labor Movement in the fight for racial, social, and economic justice, and the work that we

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that noncitizen workers who are victims of, or witnesses to, the violation of labor rights, can now access a streamlined and expedited deferred action request process.