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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.
Jun 17, 2016 | News Story
Over the last week, both District Council 37 (DC37) and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC-CUNY) announced tentative contract agreements with the City University of New York (CUNY).
Jun 17, 2016 | News Story
On Thursday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka announced the 12.5 million member Federation’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. In a statement, President Trumka highlighted Clinton’s commitment to fighting for children and working families. President Trumka cited Clinton’s presence on union picket lines, and commitments to improved healthcare, and equality for all Americans.
Jun 17, 2016 | News Story
Today, CWA announced that the roughly 40,000 union members along the East Coast who had been on strike for 49 days have ratified new contracts. CWA members in the New York-New England region (CWA District 1) and the mid-Atlantic (CWA District 2-13) and in New Jersey overwhelmingly ratified four-year contracts. Members of IBEW Locals 827 (mid-Atlantic) and 2213, New York, and T6 in New England...
Jun 10, 2016 | News Story
The NewsGuild of New York, CWA recently launched a new “What El Diario Means to Me” campaign, to highlight the importance of the hometown paper. El Diario is the nation’s oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper, and many New Yorkers utilize the paper as an important source of local news. Over the last year, the paper was purchased by Empre Media, an Argentinian company that has fired much of the...