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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May 6, 2022 | News Story

Today, workers on the front lines of several new organizing efforts visited with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh.

Apr 29, 2022 | News Story

New York City workers, labor leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members gathered yesterday at City Hall Park to mark Workers’ Memorial Day, honoring dozens of workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job in our City over the past year.

Apr 29, 2022 | News Story

About 1,500 workers at an Amazon sorting center on Staten Island are eligible to vote this week in an election that could produce the second union at the company in the United States. Votes at the smaller facility, known as LDJ5, will be counted beginning next Monday.

Apr 28, 2022 | Press Release


Event Honors New York City Workers Who Died or Suffered Injuries or Illnesses on the Job


Apr 26, 2022 | News Story

The 2022 edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, released by the AFL-CIO this week, marks the 31st year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers.

Apr 22, 2022 | News Story

Members of the Housing Works Union held a worker speak-out across the street from Housing Works’ annual Design on a Dime fundraiser this week, highlighting the many issues that remain unresolved in contract negotiations.

Apr 22, 2022 | News Story

On March 14th, VA Secretary Denis McDonough issued recommendations destined for review by the Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission, a board created by the 2018 VA MISSION Act, a bill designed to promote vast privatization of VA healthcare. If approved, Sec.

Apr 22, 2022 | News Story

Happy Earth Day! Today, we honor the environment that we have been given, and we’re reminded of our obligation to protect it through efforts to make our communities more sustainable, create new union jobs and reduce our carbon footprint.

Apr 8, 2022 | News Story

Over the past month, thousands of union members across NYC and the nation signed petitions, wrote letters and called our senators. And now…we celebrate!

Apr 8, 2022 | News Story

More than 50 nail salon workers, mostly immigrant women of color, gathered along with supporters in Zuccotti Park yesterday morning for a lively rally in support of the proposed New York Nail Salon Minimum Standards Council Act.