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Sep 2, 2016 | Press Release
Each year on Labor Day, we pause to celebrate the contributions of working New Yorkers in building and growing our national and local economy. On the Saturday after Labor Day, working men and women from all over the area take to Manhattan’s Fifth Ave. to march in the Annual Labor Day Parade. They celebrate their training, hard work, and dedication to their crafts. They also celebrate the wages,...
Aug 1, 2016 | News Story
2016 NYC Labor Day Parade Chair, DC 37 Executive Director, Henry A. Garrido is the first Latino to head District Council 37, the largest municipal employees union in New York City. A native of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Garrido assumed the position on Dec. 31, 2014.
Jul 29, 2016 | News Story
This week, members of several Building Trades unions rallied outside of 1 Wall Street to call out developer Gilbane for union-busting tactics and unsafe working conditions. Chants of "how many more must die" punctuated calls for safety on the job. The Building Trades have escalated their campaign against Gilbane's practice of using non-union subcontractors for large-scale construction jobs. ...
Jul 11, 2016 | News Story
Grand Marshal Callahan is the General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), a diversified trade union that represents about 400,000 operating engineers working as heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationary engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes. IUOE also represents...
Jul 7, 2016 | News Story
If you're spending time in the great outdoors this summer, take a look at this union-made camping list from our friends at Labor 411. S’mores: Honey Maid Graham Crackers Campfire Marshmallows Chocolate – Ghirardelli, Hershey (check for Made in U.S.A.) Grill: Weber (Genesis, Summit and Q series) Sunscreen: Coppertone Bain de Soleil Hammocks: Algoma Net
Jul 1, 2016 | News Story
This week the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rejected a request to rehear the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case, which received a 4-4 ruling from the court in March of this year. The Friedrichs case was an attempt to eliminate agency fees, which would have dealt a crippling blow to public sector unions. The ruling means that any similar lawsuits must originate in a lower...
Jun 24, 2016 | News Story
The NYC Central Labor Council has launched a new photo campaign, celebrating NYC’s rich union heritage. Our labor movement is comprised of working men and women from all industries and backgrounds, and our hard work and dedication help to make our city the greatest in the world. We are a city built and maintained by union labor, and we are working each and every day to keep it that way. In our #...
Jun 24, 2016 | News Story
Jun 23, 2016 | Press Release
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Jun 17, 2016 | News Story
This week, a Macy’s strike was narrowly averted when RWDSU Local 1-S and Macy’s reached a tentative contract agreement. Workers at the flagship Herald Square store, along with others at locations in the Bronx, Queens and White Plains, New York, were prepared to strike, as well. The contract now awaits ratification by Local 1-S membership.