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Oct 30, 2013 | Press Release
  New York, NY - The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released a set of new endorsements.  The list includes Gale Brewer, candidate for Manhattan Borough President; Corey Johnson, candidate for Manhattan City Council District 3; Ben Kallos, candidate for Manhattan City Council District 5; Paul Vallone, candidate for Brooklyn City Council District 19; Robert Cornegy, candidate...
Oct 28, 2013 | Press Release
Testament to Labor Movement’s Ability to Fight for Working Families New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding the New York Hotel Trades Council’s announcement of a new five-year contract that will help roughly double the wages of 1400 Resorts World Casino employees:
Oct 22, 2013 | Press Release
By Vincent Alvarez
Oct 15, 2013 | Press Release
“Whether he’s been in Brooklyn fighting unnecessary hospital closures, or standing with union members fighting for fair contracts and better wages, Bill de Blasio has solidified his position as a true advocate for working people," said CLC President Vincent Alvarez. NY Daily News: NYC Central Labor Council Gets Behind Democrat Bill de Blasio in Race for Mayor, 9.17.13
Oct 13, 2013 | Press Release
Below is the list of endorsements made by the New York City Council Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO leading up to the General Election on November 5th, 2013 2013 NYC Mayoral Endorsement: Bill de Blasio 2013 Public Advocate Endorsement: Letitia James 2013 City Comptroller Endorsement: Scott Stringer 2013 Borough President Endorsements: Manhattan: Gale Brewer Bronx: Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Oct 11, 2013 | News Story
Doormen at 231 Tenth Avenue walked off the job today in protest of building owners’ attempts to retaliate against workers seeking to unionize with 32BJ SEIU.  Workers at the luxury High Line building, which is owned by Vesta 24 Condominium and Argo Real Estate, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, but the agency’s closure due to the government shutdown is delaying the ruling...
Oct 4, 2013 | News Story
This week, the stagehands of IATSE Local One took to the streets to protest the union-busting tactics of the Carnegie Hall Corporation.  A deal between the union and Carnegie Hall Corporation was reached this afternoon.
Oct 4, 2013 | News Story
This week, members of United Here have been picketing outside of 55 Water Street, protesting the Post-Sandy layoffs of more than 50 workers. 
Oct 2, 2013 | News Story
On Tuesday, Labor and community coalition “Transform Don’t Trash NYC” gathered at City Hall to unveil a new report, highlighting the need to reform waste collection throughout the City’s five boroughs. The 21 page report outlined the safety, health, and economic hazards posed by the current methods of waste collection, and made recommendations to increase recycling within the city.  
Oct 2, 2013 | Press Release
Carnegie Hall Corporation’s Claim of IATSE’s Request for Firings Unfounded New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez released the following statement regarding International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Hands (IATSE) to strike at Carnegie Hall, and the assertion that IATSE is calling for worker firings