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Mar 4, 2016 | News Story
This week, the Writers Guild of America, East announced a newly ratified contract for Gawker digital media writers. The three-year contract sets minimum pay levels for members, and guarantees 3% raises each year.
Feb 26, 2016 | News Story
This week, the New York State AFL-CIO held a training for organizers in the New York City Labor Movement in preparation for the impending Supreme Court decision in theFriedrichs v the California Teachers Association case.  The staff of the State AFL-CIO offered resources to affiliates and partners of the NYC CLC to ensure that labor is best equipped for either decision the Court may hand down.  
Feb 26, 2016 | News Story
This week, the United States Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against NYC-based electronics retailer B&H Photo, alleging that the store’s management discriminated against women and workers of color. According to workers at company’s Brooklyn Navy Yard location, the company paid Hispanic workers less than whites, refused to hire Black and Asian workers for entry-level positions, and failed...
Jan 7, 2016 | Press Release
“Mayor de Blasio’s proposal is a real step forward in ensuring that New York City’s working men and women have the tools they need to help with the rising costs of everyday living expenses in our city,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “The raise will provide a much needed wage boost for the hardworking city employees who have had to try to make...
Jan 7, 2016 | Press Release
Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced plans to revamp Penn Station to help meet the demands of ridership in our growing city. Here's a sketch of the proposed plans. "I commend Governor Cuomo's plans to revamp Penn Station," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. "Penn Station serves as the gateway to New York City for millions of people each year, and...
Dec 17, 2015 | News Story
Below is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by members of UNITE HERE, Boilermakers (IBB), Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW), Teamsters (IBT), UAW, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW (RWDSU/UFCW) and...
Dec 14, 2015 | News Story
New York, NY - The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced a partnership with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO and a coalition of unions, area churches and developers known as the United Clergy Task Force (UCTF) to invest up to $300 million in affordable housing, community centers and care facilities on...
Dec 4, 2015 | News Story
Members of Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) rallied at the Low Memorial Library to call for Columbia University to recognize the UAW as the union for the school’s research assistants (RAs) and teaching assistants (TAs).  The workers were joined by supporters from labor, community, and government, many of whom signed on to a letter urging the university to do right by its workers.
Dec 4, 2015 | News Story
  This year alone, there have been 17 deaths on construction sites in NYC.  Now is the time to come together with a unified voice to call for action to ensure workplace safety. 
Nov 20, 2015 | News Story
This week, the NYC Alliance for Retired Americans (NYCARA) swore-in new officers during its November board meeting. Doris J. Welch (Teamsters 237) is the new NYC Chapter President, Armando Mandes (UFT) is the 1st Vice President for Labor, and Molly Krakowski (Jewish Association for Services-Aged) is the 2nd Vice President for Community.