For too long, our nation’s trade and investment policies have reflected the influence of powerful corporate interests. They protect what’s important to corporate America but do little or nothing to safeguard the rights of workers and the environment here and around the world. They fuel a race to the bottom in living standards. That needs to change. We need policies that support good jobs at home and sustainable development abroad. We need to enforce the laws already on the books and stop blatant abuses by some countries that stack the decks against U.S. workers.
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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.
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.
Climate Jobs NY (CJNY) has adopted Climate for Change, a Complete Climate Jobs Roadmap for New York City, a new report released yesterday by Cornell University’s Labor Leading on Climate Program.
North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Ørsted, the U.S. leader in offshore wind energy, announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to construct the company’s U.S. offshore wind farms with an American union workforce.
Musicians of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra organized a fundraiser for the musicians of the National Opera of Ukraine in Kyiv.
Over the past month, thousands of union members across NYC and the nation signed petitions, wrote letters and called our senators. And now…we celebrate!
The new LaGuardia Airport in Queens is one of the most complicated construction projects in American history and it is being completed two years ahead of schedule and 100% union built.
Together with our partners, we welcome this week’s outcome of the largest-ever auction of offshore wind development rights!