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Jan 21, 2015 | Press Release
Bronx, NY – Workers at Hunts Point Market voted to approve a new, three year contract today, with 97% of workers voting "yes."  The 1,300 workers, members of Teamsters Local 202, will receive significant wage increases in each year of the contract. "It's our best wage and benefits package in two decades," said Daniel Kane, Jr., President of Teamsters Local 202.   Hunts Point Market is the largest...
Jan 9, 2015 | News Story
2015 has already shown positive gains for workers at Zara retail locations, with workers receiving raises of $2.50 an hour.  An aggressive campaign by the Retail Action Project (RAP) and the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) resulted in Zara also increasing the number of full-time positions at their stores.
Jan 9, 2015 | News Story
This week, City Hall reached a tentative $248 million contract deal with IUOE Locals 891 and 94, which represent public school custodians, firemen, and  stationary engineers. If approved, Local 891's agreement would cover the period between January of 2008 and December of 2015.  Local 94's contract would cover the period between October of 2007 and October of 2016.
Jan 5, 2015 | Press Release
Recent months have seen widespread discussion about the tweaks Facebook has made to it's newsfeed algorithm. Whether you like it or not, it's not going to get any better so how do we use it to strengthen our relationship with our online community and is it even worth trying? Join us for a deep dive discussion into what's working and what's not on Facebook and learn some strategic tricks that can...
Jan 5, 2015 | News Story
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Dec 21, 2014 | Press Release
“Our deepest condolences go out to the families of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and the entire NYPD community as we mourn this tragic and senseless loss of life.  This tragedy highlights the risks that all of NY’s Finest take every day when they go to work to protect the people of New York City.  At this difficult time, the men and women of the NYPD need and deserve our full support...
Dec 19, 2014 | News Story
The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO wishes you a Happy Chanukkah, a very Merry Christmas, and a healthy and happy New Year. 2014 has been filled with a number of great victories, including the beginning of contract settlements for city workers, the expansion of Paid Sick Leave, and new strides to organize workers to help combat the income disparities that have affected working people...
Dec 19, 2014 | News Story
This week, the Student Employees at the New School (SENS) and the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC) delivered petitions for representation by United Auto Workers Local 2110 to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  The two groups, representing over 3,000 Graduate School Student Workers, announced that a majority of
Dec 19, 2014 | News Story
This past Tuesday ALIGN, along with the Blue Green Alliance, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, the National AFL-CIO and the New York City Central Labor Council, held a forum to address important climate issues while also creating good jobs for New Yorkers.  The forum marked the release of the Climate Works for All report which sets forth a
Dec 12, 2014 | News Story
This morning, the Worker Institute at Cornell hosted a labor breakfast forum entitled "Shaping Labor's Message: A Conversation with the National AFL-CIO Director of Communications, Eric W. Hauser".  The breakfast, which was co-sponsored by the Central Labor Council and the Metro NY Labor Communications Council, provided an opportunity for attendees to hear updates about National AFL-CIO messaging...