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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A majority of the dancers employed at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood this week filed a petition for a union recognition election with the National Labor Relations Board.
On Tuesday, the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced endorsements of candidates running for Congress, Senate and Assembly.
Last week, the New York City Central Labor Council launched its first Common Sense Economics workshop. Participants were engaged in hands-on activities and learned about local campaigns like the CUNY Rising Alliance.
Early Voting for the Tuesday, August 23rd Primary Election runs from Saturday, August 13 through Sunday, August 21.
Find your pollsite, hours and view a sample ballot: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/
For more than 10 years, Staten Island Ferry workers have been fighting for a new contract with the New York City Department of Transportation. This means that their wages and benefits have not changed since the last contract expired in 2010. This is unacceptable.
This week, City Hall announced they successfully settled their suit with Chipotle, resulting in a historic $20 million settlement. The City’s complaint alleged nearly 600,000 violations of New York’s Fair Workweek law.
Last month, CJNY's LI Regional Director, Mariah Dignan, spoke with students at William Floyd HS in Mastic Beach about the importance of union career pathways and the integral role labor will play in offshore wind development in NYS.
AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on this week’s Senate victory for working people:
Today the Senate passed legislation that will transform the lives of working families at every level, and we urge the House of Representatives to pass this bill swiftly and send it to President Biden’s desk.
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August 11, 2022
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New York City’s neglect for its Staten Island Ferry mariners, who have been working for the last 11 years without a contract, impacted other working New Yorkers this week when the system suffered service disruptions due to understaffing caused by the NYC Department of Transportation's failure to