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May 12, 2015 | News Story
Worker Safety Advocates Unveil Alarming Findings in “Price of Life: 2015 Report on Construction Fatalities in NYC” Researchers Find Construction Sites Poorly Regulated, Unsafe, with Vast Majority of Fatalities Involving Immigrant, Latino Workers Children of Workers Killed on Construction Sites Join Workers, Safety Advocates, Union Members, Elected Officials to Demand Safe Worksites, Strong...
May 8, 2015 | News Story
23rd annual Letter Carriers Food Drive is this Saturday, May 9 The NALC will conduct its 23rd annual food drive on Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states,...
May 1, 2015 | News Story
Every April 28, the Labor Movement takes time to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job. This year the NYC CLC and NYCOSH were joined by workers from across all industries in the private sector, public sector and building trades.
Apr 20, 2015 | News Story
Apr 16, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority in the U.S. Senate: "American jobs are once again on the line. We have seen how the fast-tracking of trade deals like NAFTA harm our economy by killing jobs, eroding our public service infrastructure, and leaving even...
Apr 15, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the “Fight for $15” day of action: “All around the city, and all around the country, workers have come together today to call on billion-dollar corporations like McDonald’s and Burger King to do right by their workers,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New...
Mar 6, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY - President Vincent Alvarez of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released the following statement regarding NYU's refusal to reach a fair contract for graduate student researchers and instructors: "The Graduate Student Organizing Committee-UAW Local 2110 (GSOC-UAW) won a landmark union election in December of 2013 at New York University (NYU), with a 98.4%...
Mar 6, 2015 | News Story
The UAW represents over 1200 graduate workers at New York University and have been in negotiations for a contract for over one year. It has become apparent that the union will not succeed in obtaining a fair agreement without organizing for a strike. The union has set a deadline for a limited four day strike commencing Tuesday, March 10th.