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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It was 50 years ago on Thursday, June 23, that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was passed into law. That act changed the trajectory of women's athletics and will continue to shape the future of them.
At the 29th AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia this week, delegates elected Liz Shuler to serve as President of the federation of 57 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation.
The FY 2023 New York State budget included up to $3000 bonuses for frontline healthcare workers to acknowledge their efforts and the need to incentivize healthcare workers to enter and stay in healthcare.
You won’t have much luck trying to pay for groceries by telling the cashier you’re an “essential worker,” AFSCME District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido told several hundred city workers at a rally in Foley Square yesterday.
Last week, Climate Jobs NY hosted our fourth "What's Brewin' Offshore?" education session at WestHampton Beach Brewing Co. We were joined by over 50 East Enders and for some it was their first time hearing about offshore wind.
The Early Voting period for the Tuesday, June 28 Primary Election begins Saturday, June 18 and continues through Sunday, June 26.
For hours and polling locations, click: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/
FIFA’s choice of New York City to host games follows local officials’ meaningful commitments to leading labor and community groups
"Workers are already on the frontlines of climate change," write NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez and Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera in an OpEd published in PoliticsNY this week.
Today (June 3) is the voter registration deadline for the New York State Primary Election on June 28! Check your voter registration status here.
At the Committee on Finance Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Hearing on 5/25, Carbon Free and Healthy Schools Campaign Director Tory Kaso and CJNY union members testified before the New York City Council, urging their support for an investment to create thousands of good union jobs and reduce emissions ac