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 26, 2021 | News Story

Roughly a hundred organizers have been calling workers from Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse in recent weeks, making the case for why they should unionize.

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

"Nobody feels safe in the subway. Not the riders and certainly not the workers. Daily ridership was down 3.5 million last year. But more people were robbed, raped and murdered in the system than in 2019," writes Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano in a NY Daily News Op-Ed.

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

On February 5th, the editorial staff of The New York Daily News announced they had

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, sued Amazon on Tuesday evening, arguing that the company provided inadequate safety protection for workers in New York City during the pandemic and retaliated against employees who raised concerns over the conditions.

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

Public defenders and social workers at Queens Defenders represented by UAW 2325 got a boost from local elected officials and supporters who joined them for a virtual rally Wednesday.

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

Mass incarceration of Black and brown communities has led to an ever growing labor pool of vulnerable, disadvantaged and discriminated-against workers.

Feb 12, 2021 | News Story

On the heels of the New York State Attorney General’s report that revealed that nursing homes with fewer staff had more COVID deaths, 1199SEIU, the largest healthcare union in the country, this week launched a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign to reform the nursing home industry.