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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CUNY Rising Alliance and PSC/CUNY are building on their hugely successful 1,000-person march in Queens with a letter campaign meant to build broad worker, community, alumni and student support for increased CUNY funding and the New Deal for CUNY.
TWU Local 100 has launched a new radio spot highlighting the animal welfare provisions that govern the carriage horse industry, which Local 100 is proud to represent.
As 2021 comes to a close, Climate Jobs NY would like to thank our member unions. Together, we drove important progress toward a nation-leading clean-energy economy powered by good, family-sustaining union jobs.
We know that unions promote economic equality and build worker power, helping workers to win increases in pay, better benefits, and safer working conditions. But that’s not all unions do. Unions also have powerful effects on workers’ lives outside of work.
The Build Back Better Act would create jobs, lower costs and protect workers’ rights. The House already passed it, and now it’s the Senate’s turn.
On Monday, the Director of Region 10 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) formally issued a Decision and Direction of a Second Election, granting workers at Amazon in Bessemer, Alabama a new election based on the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s (RWDSU) objections to Amazon’
We have always known that reducing class size is integral to student achievement, teacher retention and equitable schools, but it’s now also become an issue of public health. We must learn from the pandemic and take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses in the future.
This week the New York City Council passed historic labor harmony legislation into law.
New York Metro Area Postal Union, APWU President Jonathan Smith sat down with Samantha Bee on this week's episode of Full Frontal to talk about how Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is trying to sabotage not only the Postal Service, but people's confidence in the Postal Service, with the largest rol