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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Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Trump administration’s effort to strip DACA protections from 700,000 young Americans was not only cruel but illegal.
“No worker in the U.S. should face discrimination in the workplace because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
With this ruling, millions of workers will finally have protections regardless of who controls their state government.
As NYC continues it's phased reopening, we urge elected officials keep in mind America's Five Economic Essentials:
Keep front-line workers safe and secure.
Keep workers employed and protect earned pension checks.
Every ten years since 1890, the federal government sets out to count every person living in the United States. The Decennial Census as it is called, will take place between March through June of 2020.
On behalf of the New York City labor movement at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis, I’d like to extend thanks to United States Senator Charles Schumer for his tireless work on the stimulus bill.
(Updated 5/11/20) The COVID-19 pandemic remains an extraordinarily challenging situation, with New York City workers, as always, on the front lines of the crisis. The labor movement is rising in solidarity to meet those challenges.