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Feb 16, 2018 | News Story
Is your local prepared for the upcoming Janus decision? Join the NYC Central Labor Council, the Murphy Institute at CUNY, and the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR for a series of six workshops focused on the fundamental skills and strategy necessary to strengthen our unions in this crucial moment. Workshops will be held twice a month beginning in March. Call the NYC Central Labor Council for more...
Feb 8, 2018 | News Story
Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association, penned this column which appears in the latest issue of Variety. It’s Time For Women to Lead (Guest Column) Actors' Equity's work on harassment prevention goes hand in hand with our work to improve diversity within the theater industry. By Mary McColl
Feb 2, 2018 | News Story
Black History Month As America celebrates the start of Black History Month, the AFL-CIO is reaffirming its commitment to fighting for black workers who make up such a vital part of our union movement. I AM 2018: National Moment of Silence Yesterday, a national moment of silence was held to commemorate the lives of Echol Cole and Robert Walker. Cole’s and Walker’s on-the-job deaths sparked the...
Feb 2, 2018 | News Story
This week the National Writers’ Union, UAW Local 1981 (NWU), announced a settlement agreement with Nautilus magazine resolving a non-payment grievance with twenty Nautilus freelancers.
Feb 2, 2018 | News Story
This week the Union of Clerical, Administrative, and Technical Staff, NYSUT Local 3882 (UCATS) announced the ratification of their contract with NYU.
Jan 26, 2018 | News Story
Members of the MET Orchestra were joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at the New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte Branch at 203 West 115th Street in Harlem to perform a FREE “Musical Read-Aloud” for children and families. Borough President Brewer read “Buzzard and Wren Have a Race,” from the book A Ring of Tricksters by Virginia Hamilton and the book Icarus Swinebuckle by...
Jan 22, 2018 | Press Release
New York City Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez stated, “We applaud NY State Attorney General Schneiderman in leading this multi-state coalition, and for his steadfast support for workers across our state and country. Only by organizing and joining together will we defeat cynical corporate attacks, like Janus v. AFSCME, that seek to undermine workers’ ability to have a voice on the...
Jan 19, 2018 | News Story
Thursday morning, Labor leaders from New York City stood with community leaders, members of the City Council, and the broader Labor Movement around the country to kick off the I AM 2018 campaign. The campaign honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorates the lives and work of the sanitation workers who went on strike in Memphis in 1968.
Jan 19, 2018 | News Story
Workers at Hunt’s Point Market have ratified a new three-year agreement that includes substantial pay raises and funding for the workers’ health and pension plans. The agreement was reached after workers had voted to authorize a strike if the Tuesday deadline was not met. “This strong contract is a testament to the solidarity of these union members,” said Dan Kane Jr., President of Teamsters...
Jan 12, 2018 | News Story
This week, the Writers Guild of America, East announced digital media company Vox Media had voluntarily recognized the Vox Union as the representative for collective bargaining for around 400 creative professionals.