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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The budget deal passed in Albany this week represents a crucial step forward for promoting good, family-sustaining, community-supporting union jobs in the renewable energy sector.
In addition to the renewable energy job standards detailed above, the newly-passed state budget includes several other important victories on behalf of working people. Among them:
Actors’ Equity Association welcomed the good news that New York State’s new budget, announced this week, includes renewing its COBRA subsidy program with $2 million funding.
The New York City Central Labor Council will host a series of volunteer activities throughout the 2021 Election cycle in NYC to educate, engage and activate members of union households.
Yesterday, working people across our nation flooded the Senate phone lines with support for the PRO Act as part of the AFL-CIO National Day of Action. Our outdated labor laws are no longer strong enough to protect us in the workplace.
April 16-17: Organizing 2.0 is the premier skills training conference for organizers, communicators, techies and activists of all levels. This year's conference is fully online!
In Pittsburgh on Wednesday, President Biden announced a sweeping, roughly $2 trillion plan for improving the nation's infrastructure and shifting to greener energy
Local Union No. 3, IBEW Business Manager Erikson addressed an open letter to Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. It was sent recently to RWDSU leadership and President Stuart
This year's Organizing 2.0 Conference is taking place on April 16 and 17th online.
The Department of Energy estimates that East Coast offshore has the potential to provide about 35 percent of power needs for the entire country by 2050, but that will require supportive policies and a politics to match, writes Brittany Gibson in The American Prospect.