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Apr 17, 2018 | Press Release
New York, NY – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding today’s Transport Workers Union JetBlue unionization election victory: “Congratulations to the JetBlue inflight crewmembers who have just overwhelmingly voted in favor of Transport Workers Union representation. This historic victory was made possible through...
Apr 13, 2018 | News Story
Last night, the New York City Labor Movement came together to honor several leaders whom have had great impact on the lives of working people. Labor gathered at the W New York Hotel to present the Visionary Award to AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler; the Founders’ Award to Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW & Long Island Federation of Labor President John Durso; & the Trailblazer Award to...
Apr 13, 2018 | News Story
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday signed legislation which strengthens the rights of working men and women in New York State.
Apr 13, 2018 | News Story
The Justice for Farmworkers Campaign has been working towards the passage of the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act (S2721/A4189). Earlier this year the bill was voted out of the New York State Senate Labor Committee and moved to the Agriculture Committee, where it currently sits.
Apr 6, 2018 | News Story
This week, ten thousand members of New York City Building Trades unions took over 7th Avenue to call out greedy developers and their efforts to undermine unionized construction in New York City. Workers led chants of “count me in” to demonstrate the solidarity of the New York City Labor Movement in their fight against the unsafe work practices of unscrupulous developers.
Apr 4, 2018 | News Story
On Wednesday, April 4, the Labor Movement across New York City and the United States paid respect to the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago Dr. King was assassinated while in Memphis, Tennessee as he stood with the sanitation workers who went on strike after two of their brothers were killed on the job. Labor Leaders and civil rights activists gathered this week in...
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW members at the CVS located at 1070 Flatbush Avenue, in Brooklyn, NY held a community rally to call upon CVS to negotiate a fair and equitable contract for their Brooklyn workers. The Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW members there have been in negotiations for their first contract since March 2017, but the company has repeatedly rejected reasonable proposals. The workers and community...
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
Wednesday, members of several construction trades unions marched and rallied outside of two worksites run by Boston-based contractor Gilbane. All across the City workers are standing up against the open shop model citing safety concerns amid a rash of construction worker deaths.