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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Union members worked together across the labor movement to win many important victories for working people last year.
Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd penned an OpEd in Amsterdam News this week on the increasingly partisan nature of the current Supreme Court.
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.
New York State AFL-CIO Announces Endorsements in Congressional and Senate Races with Primary Elections
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