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 5, 2021 | News Story

NYC's first foray into the new Ranked Choice Voting process happened this week with the special election in City Council District 24, but many voters still have questions about how it works.

Feb 4

Not sure how New York City's new Ranked Choice Voting system works?

Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

Thursday, February 4, 6PM: Not sure how New York City's new Ranked Choice Voting system works?

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

Local 802 is helping to organize a national campaign with all fellow AFM locals around the country to save the multi-employer pension system that musicians and other workers rely on. Any union worker who is in a multi-employer pension fund in need of relief may join Local 802's campaign.

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

Jan 27, 2021 | Press Release

Testimony of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, before the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service & Labor

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Jan 25, 2021 | Press Release


Announcement Marks the Beginning of a Member-to-Member Mobilization That Will Engage More Than One Million Voting Households

Jan 22, 2021 | News Story

This week, working people across our nation celebrated the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.