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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On Feb. 17, WNBA star, Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) member and our union sister Brittney Griner was detained upon her arrival in Moscow.
This week, the New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running in primary races for Congress and New York State Senate. The remainder of the endorsements will take place at the New York State AFL-CIO convention in August.
Carlos Moncayo (pictured) was just 22 when he was crushed to death by thousands of pounds of dirt at a construction site in Manhattan’s meatpacking district. More than seven years later, a construction safety bill named after him could become law, if Gov. Kathy Hochul chooses to sign it.
Mayor Eric Adams and DC 37 reached a deal this week that boosts lifeguards' starting salary this year by almost 22-percent with a $1,000 retention bonus to be paid out in September.
It was an electric start to the week as Governor Hochul signed three clean energy bills that will help ensure a just transition for our communities and workers while diversifying our energy system to help ensure reliability and resilience.
Statement by Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO President, June 24, 2022:
Last week the NYC CLC was honored to host a visit with trade unionist Anne Krueger of the BPO Industry Employee Network (BIEN), which works for the rights and welfare of business process outsourcing industry employees in the Phi
CJNY staff are present in our communities calling for good union jobs in the clean energy economy.
The New York June Primary is this Tuesday, June 28, with Early Voting available until June 26th. The June primary will include elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Assembly, Judges, and party positions.
Governor Hochul last week signed legislation establishing the New York City Public Housing Preservation Trust and paving the way for the overdue repair, rehabilitation, and modernization of 25,000 apartments under control of the New York City Housing Authority.