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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Los Deliveristas Unidos (“LDU”) is a campaign by the Workers Justice Project, a collective of app-based delivery workers fighting justice and better working conditions.
"Unlike most workers in the Empire State—and the rest of the country—New York’s farmworkers are currently denied overtime pay by New York law until they’ve worked 60 hours a week," writes Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) President Stuart Appelbaum in an OpEd published this wee
The Professional Staff Congress, which represents 30,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation, has launched a digital ad campaign calling on New Yorkers to contact their elected officials to support and fund the New Deal for CUNY.
Actors' Equity Association urged Congress to consider arts and entertainment unions at a House Small Business Committee hearing on Wednesday.
This week the NYC CLC, in partnership with the NYS AFL-CIO and Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW, held a virtual roundtable with over 60 labor and community partners to discuss the impact of the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA).
Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the failure of Republicans in the U.S. Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act:
Community Boards are the most grassroots level of New York City’s government and serve an advisory role providing recommendations to the City Council and the Office of the Borough President and working with City agencies to resolve local service issues.
In a long-awaited decision, the National Labor Relations Board this week ruled that New York Times tech workers can hold a vote on unionization starting later this month as one united bargaining unit.