Work and Family

Although the “traditional” family—a father who works outside the home and financially supports the children and a mother whose work is keeping the house and raising the children—has been disappearing for more than a generation, our workplaces and government policies have not kept pace with America’s new reality.

Most children are growing up in homes with both parents working or with single parents. One-third of workers don’t have access to paid sick leave, and only 42 percent have paid personal leave. What’s the impact on public health when working people can’t afford to take sick days during a flu epidemic? Who takes care of a sick child? Who’s home to fix dinner and help with homework? Who can dedicate time to a sick elderly parent?

The recession and jobless recovery have complicated life further for working families, when having to leave work for a family emergency could lead to long-term unemployment.

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Feb 23, 2015 | News Story

On February 24, MFY union members (LSSA - NOLSW/UAW Local 2320) voted to ratify the agreement met with MFY management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 3, 2015 | Press Release

New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding initiatives outlined in Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address:

Feb 23, 2015 | News Story

On January 30th, MFY union members (LSSA - NOLSW/UAW Local 2320) voted to reject the unreasonable contract offered by MFY management, and are now on strike.

Jan 28, 2015 | News Story

If you're planning a party for Super Bowl XLIX this coming Sunday, make sure you're stocked-up with these union-made goods!

Jan 21, 2015 | Press Release

Bronx, NY – Workers at Hunts Point Market voted to approve a new, three year contract today, with 97% of workers voting "yes."  The 1,300 workers, members of Teamsters Local 202, will receive significant wage increases in each year of the contract.

Jan 28

LIUNA Local 79 will join an alliance of Building Trades Unions & community groups to demand that the rezoning & redevelopment of Brooklyn neighborhoods includes Union Labor.
 

Jan 9, 2015 | News Story

This week, City Hall reached a tentative $248 million contract deal with IUOE Locals 891 and 94, which represent public school custodians, firemen, and 

Jan 14

Join Build-Up NYC and NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides to learn about new opportunities for careers in construction, building maintenance and operations

Dec 21, 2014 | Press Release

“Our deepest condolences go out to the families of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and the entire NYPD community as we mourn this tragic and senseless loss of life.  This tragedy highlights the risks that all of NY’s Finest take every day when they go to work to protect the people of N

Dec 19, 2014 | News Story

The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO wishes you a Happy Chanukkah, a very Merry Christmas, and a healthy and happy New Year.