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Sep 28, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved Intro 1447-C, a bill that requires workers on NYC construction sites to take at least 40 hours of safety training. In addition to the mandating safety training, the bill creates a fund to provide training for workers who cannot afford the cost, and a 14-person task force that will consist of representatives of union workers, and minority- and...
Sep 26, 2017 | News Story
November 7, 2017 General Election Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3)) Applications must be postmarked no later than October 13th and received by a board of elections no later than October 18th to be eligible to vote in the General Election.
Sep 22, 2017 | News Story
On Monday afternoon, thousands of union workers from across NYC poured across the Brooklyn Bridge in an impressive display of solidarity with our IBEW Local 3 brothers and sisters who have been on strike for nearly six months. Dozens of unions rallied in Cadman Plaza before marching over the Brooklyn Bridge, and then gathering again for a rally at Foley Square in Manhattan. AFL-CIO President...
Sep 22, 2017 | News Story
The Broadway Presbyterian Church was packed on Wednesday morning as GWC-UAW Local 2110, the union of Columbia University’s graduate workers and teaching assistants, held a forum about their campaign. The workers have been fighting for their union since the fall of 2014, when over 1,700 workers signed union authorization cards, which were presented to the university in a formal letter that...
Sep 22, 2017 | News Story
On Thursday, organized labor in digital media counted a major victory. Thanks to a combined effort on the part of Writers Guild of America, East and the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, around 430 Vice Media staffers and freelancers are now unionized.
Sep 22, 2017 | News Story
Two weeks ago, long-time Teamster Local 813 member Eber Garcia Vasquez was deported. The Teamsters are continuing to work with his attorney and advocates to expedite his Green Card application so he can return to the U.S. and be reunited with his family. But the deportation has left his family without a breadwinner. Eber had a good union job, which allowed him to provide for his wife, who was...
Sep 22, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday evening, the NYC CLC hosted our first Community Board 101 training. Community boards play an important role in our city, providing a space for neighborhood concerns and priorities to be addressed within communities; however, many citizens know little about them. At our training, we hoped to change that and begin empowering union members to become strong community advocates. Our...
Sep 22, 2017 | News Story
Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and now Hurricane Maria have had devastating effects on communities of working people, displacing families and bringing entire regions’ operations to a halt.
Sep 15, 2017 | News Story
Thank you to everyone who marched, danced, and rode up Fifth Avenue on Saturday! The NYC labor movement pulled off another successful and poignant Labor Day Parade.
Sep 1, 2017 | Press Release
On this and every Labor Day, we honor the men and women who keep New York City up and running. We represent workers from all three sectors of the labor movement, all backgrounds, and all walks of life, and we all play an important role in helping to keep NYC a world class, union-made city.