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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Jul 1, 2022 | News Story

A commemoration was held on Saturday for the 40th anniversary of the Chinatown Garment Workers Rally at Columbus Park, celebrating the power and victory of 20,000 organized Chinese immigrant women who walked out of factories in 1982

Jul 1, 2022 | News Story

Last week the NYC CLC was honored to host a visit with trade unionist Anne Krueger of the BPO Industry Employee Network (BIEN), which works for the rights and welfare of business process outsourcing industry employees in the Phi

Jun 24, 2022 | News Story

Members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 802 covered under a union contract performed in Duffy Square on Sunday at Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free 90-minute concert centered around Black joy and unity and featuring Black performers and allies, performing their own works of art

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.