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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This week, Climate Jobs New York and allies issued the following statement on the PSC’s approval of the South Fork Wind Project’s cable landing: “As groups representing local civic, environmental advocacy, labor and the business community, we collectively believe that the advancement of offshore
This week, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion bill to help fight the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, legislation which will make it possible for tens of millions of workers to exercise our freedom to freely and fairly form a union and bargain together.
After two years of bargaining, graduate workers at Columbia University (GWC-UAW 2110) are set to go on strike on Monday, March 15th at 10am if the University does not agree to a fair contract. Last spring, 96% of student workers voted 96% yes to authorize a strike.
On Wednesday, the CLC hosted our 2021 Labor and Civil Rights event, an annual opportunity to recognize and celebrate the continuing unity and interdependence of the labor and civil rights movements.
With the NLRB ballot count completed, the Queens Defenders Union, UAW 2325 has been certified as the bargaining representative of the professional employees of Queens Defenders by a vote of 46-12.
During 2018 and 2019, New York City School Safety Agents confiscated 2,701 weapons that were being brought into schools.
Musicians marked a grim anniversary this week: it's been a year since the NYC music industry shut down, leaving most musicians without pay and benefits for the past 12 months, including the musicians of the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, NYC Ballet, all of Broadway.
– “Reading of the Names” by workers, actors, writers, artists from around the world –
Join us on Thursday, March 25, 6pm as we commemorate the lives lost during the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. #TriangleFire #WeRemember