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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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!
As Biden Unveils Infrastructure Package, Unions Urge Unprecedented Federal Investments, Structural Economic Changes
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.
Climate Jobs New York Update: Urging the PSC to Move Forward with Grid Upgrades by Qualified Workers
Building New York’s clean-energy economy will require efficient and effective energy transmission infrastructure. We will need to make significant updates to the grid, creating thousands of jobs and paving the way for tomorrow's economy.
This week, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) released its annual construction fatality report, “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State.” The report, which analyzes newly available data for the 2019 calendar year, found that c
Local 802 members made several headlines this week.
Climate Jobs New York Update: We Support the Public Service Commission’s Approval of the South Fork Wind Cable Landing!
This week, Climate Jobs New York and allies issued the following statement on the PSC’s approval of the South Fork Wind Project’s cable landing: “As groups representing local civic, environmental advocacy, labor and the business community, we collectively believe that the advancement of offshore
This week, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion bill to help fight the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.