Political & Legislative Action

NYC Labor Votes

Building on the Labor Counts! Census 2020 campaign from 2018-2020, Labor Votes! will focus on educating, engaging and facilitating union members’ and their households’ ability to cast their ballot during the 2020 and 2021 elections. Labor Votes! is the member-to-member political program of the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.



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Feb 23, 2024 | News Story

"Every year, roughly 400,000 New Yorkers lose their jobs through no fault of their own. That’s where unemployment insurance is supposed to come in, as a short-term safety net to ensure that losing your job doesn’t mean losing your home.

Feb 23, 2024 | News Story

Staffing shortages in the public sector are at crisis levels.

Feb 29

SUNY's plan to make drastic changes in the structure and operation of the public teaching hospital at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University would relegate this safety net hospital to a wing in Kings County Hospital Center.

Feb 16, 2024 | News Story

The NYC Labor Movement celebrated Tuesday night as Labor's candidate Tom Suozzi won a decisive victory, securing his return to Congress as the Representative for New York's 3rd Congressional District.

Feb 13, 2024 | Press Release

QUEENS, February 13, 2024 —“The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO is proud to congratulate our friend Tom Suozzi on his successful election in NY’s Third Congressional District,” said NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez following the victory in Tuesday’s special election

Feb 9, 2024 | News Story

FIFA on Sunday announced that the Host Region of New York New Jersey (NYNJ) was awarded the rights to host the FIFA World Cup 26 Final and seven other matches throughout the tournament at New York New Jersey Stadium (MetLife Stadium) in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Feb 9, 2024 | News Story

The Special Election in New York's Congressional District 3 is next week on February 13th and we are committed to getting out the vote for Tom Suozzi. This race is critically important—control over the 3rd District will help determine control over the entire House of Representatives.

Feb 6, 2024 | News Story

The New York City Labor Movement welcomes FIFA's announcement that the 2026 Men’s World Cup final will be held in New York/New Jersey. The nation’s greatest and most diverse workforce stands ready to welcome fans to the world’s biggest game.

Feb 2, 2024 | News Story

At nine CUNY colleges, class sizes were increased, hiring freezes were enforced, adjuncts and other contingent faculty and staff were fired, some losing their health insurance, with just days to go before the start of the Spring semester. Thousands of students’ schedules were upended.