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Sep 11, 2014 | Press Release
On the 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th 2001, we pause to remember all of those who lost their lives. The NYC CLC recognizes the incredible sacrifices made by firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians. The rescue efforts by not only those first responders, but of the building & construction trades workers, transit workers and others who came together...
Aug 27, 2014 | News Story
On September 6, 2014, the NYC Labor Movement marches up Fifth Avenue in a massive display of solidarity. This is one moment in which all of labor in, around and from outside NYC can come together to celebrate all of the important work WE ALL do every day. Help us spread the word about the parade by opting-in to our Thunderclap. Your support will help us amplify our message of solidarity on...
Aug 22, 2014 | News Story
This week members of The Newspaper Guild, CWA Local 31003, were joined by supporters at City Hall denouncing the illegal firing of 12 workers by El Diario/ImpreMedia. The workers were fired in June when the company began to implement their union-busting campaign.
Aug 22, 2014 | News Story
Last week, over 100 union members attended the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Community Board Training, and learned about the City Budget, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process, keeping NYC Walmart Free, other issues impacting communities. If you are interested in applying for your local Community Board, or if you are a current Board member interested in attending a NYC...
Aug 20, 2014 | News Story
From http://www.savethemetopera.com August 20, 2014 Statement by Matthew Loeb International President, I.A.T.S.E. on Settlement at the Metropolitan Opera with Local 1 We’re pleased to announce a tentative agreement was reached early this morning between management representatives of the Metropolitan Opera and members of I.A.T.S.E. Local 1.
Aug 15, 2014 | News Story
The sudden and tragic death of Robin Williams earlier this week has sent shockwaves through the labor world. Williams is remembered not only as a prolific actor and comedic genius but as a humanitarian who readily stood up for progressive causes.
Aug 13, 2014 | News Story
This week the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, with the help of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Taxi & Limousine Commission, won restitution from taxi fleet owner SLS Jet for overcharging drivers on their cab leases. SLS jet was found to have exceeded TLC lease cap rules and was ordered to pay over $1.6 million in restitution and fines.
Aug 12, 2014 | News Story
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. If you are not yet registered to vote and will be registering in person, you must do so by this Friday, August 15. If you will be mailing in your application, it must be postmarked by Friday, August 15. Below you will find links to the required registration forms.
Aug 8, 2014 | News Story
The Workers United Education Program (affiliated with the Consortium for Worker Education) will begin its FREE adult English language (ESL) program in mid-August. Attached are flyers in English, Spanish and Chinese. We will have registration on August 9th, 13th and 14th, but we have an open enrollment policy, so students can register after those dates with an appointment.
Aug 7, 2014 | News Story
Today, labor activists joined with Bangladeshi garment workers outside of the Ralph Lauren shareholders meeting at the St.