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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After all the hardship we have endured during the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot ask working people to sacrifice even more. Organized labor was built on the foundation of creating a pathway to the middle class for everyone.
“The Carbon Free and Healthy Schools plan would be transformational: it would institute energy audits and retrofits of each school, repair and replace HVAC systems, invest in climate resiliency upgrades, and electrify our fleet of school buses," write NYC Councilmembers Carmen De La Rosa and Rita
The AFL-CIO on Thursday called on the Biden administration to do its part to assist borrowers hampered by crippling debt, issuing the following statement:
Across the country, we are seeing a great resurgence in worker organizing. Workers are striking in record numbers and winning uphill battles against corporate giants.
Today, workers on the front lines of several new organizing efforts visited with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh.
New York City workers, labor leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members gathered yesterday at City Hall Park to mark Workers’ Memorial Day, honoring dozens of workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job in our City over the past year.
About 1,500 workers at an Amazon sorting center on Staten Island are eligible to vote this week in an election that could produce the second union at the company in the United States. Votes at the smaller facility, known as LDJ5, will be counted beginning next Monday.
Event Honors New York City Workers Who Died or Suffered Injuries or Illnesses on the Job
The 2022 edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, released by the AFL-CIO this week, marks the 31st year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers.
Members of the Housing Works Union held a worker speak-out across the street from Housing Works’ annual Design on a Dime fundraiser this week, highlighting the many issues that remain unresolved in contract negotiations.