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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Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

The unionized employees of Mobilization for Justice, Inc. (MFJ) held a one-day strike on Tuesday to show their commitment to negotiating a fair contract that values the health, safety, value, and experience of all workers.

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Karines Reyes joined the CUNY Rising Alliance and the Professional Staff Congress last week to announce the introduction of the

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

The creative staff at Onion Inc., the popular digital company behind The Onion, The A.V.

Feb 9, 2021 | News Story

Few civil rights leaders have had a greater impact on the labor movement than Velma and Norman Hill.

Feb 5, 2021 | News Story

The Biden administration has tapped New York's Amanda Lefton to serve as the new Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

After a one-week strike, 1,400 Hunts Point Produce Market workers are back on the job with historic raises. Teamsters Local 202 members approved their new union contract on Saturday.

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

Workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will vote next month on whether to unionize. The largest, most viable effort to unionize Amazon in many years began last summer at a Fairfield Inn outside of Birmingham in the right-to-work state.

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

More than 550 faculty, staff, students and union leaders were joined on Tuesday by NYC Council Higher Education Chair Inez Barron at an online press conference to demand that CUNY use the $455 million in new federal relief funds allocated to CUNY colleges to keep class sections open and allow stu

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

Before President Biden signed this week's climate actions, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry led a press briefing to preview the details of the Administration’s “whole-of-government” approach to tackle the existential crisis of climate ch