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Mar 27, 2014 | News Story
Albany, NY - This past weekend at the Somos el Futuro Conference convened by the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force of the NYS Assembly, the NYC Chapter of LCLAA held their annual Labor Breakfast, honoring distinguished members of the NY Labor Movement.  Honorees included Terry Melvin, Secretary Treasurer of the NYS AFL-CIO;  Michael McGuire, Director, MTDCPAC, LIUNA and Anthony Harmon, UFT, ...
Mar 25, 2014 | Press Release
Group Highlighted Recent Tragedies in Harlem, Bangladesh and Vietnam as Need for  Continuation of Fight for Workers’ Rights New York, NY – A group of labor leaders, students, workers, elected officials, and activists gathered today with family members of the 146 workers lost in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire,to celebrate the lives of those who perished 103 years ago in the tragic workplace...
Mar 21, 2014 | News Story
This week, the State Senate failed to pass the New York State DREAM Act.  The legislation would allow undocumented students to apply for the State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), as well as various in-state loans and scholarships.
Mar 21, 2014 | News Story
On Thursday, Mayor de Blasio signed the expanded Paid Sick Leave bill into law.  This measure would require companies with five or more employees to allow workers up to five paid days off to recuperate from an illness, or to care for an ill family member The bill was signed at Steve’s Ice Cream in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – a business which voluntarily offers paid sick days to its workers.
Mar 21, 2014 | News Story
A residential contract between SEIU 32BJ and the Realty Advisory Board (RAB) is due to expire on April 20, 2014.  This contract covers 30,000 32BJ members working in over 3,000 different buildings in New York City.  32BJ has been at the bargaining table fighting for fair wages and the protection of health benefits.  Despite recent gains in the city’s residential market, the RAB has been...
Mar 11, 2014 | Press Release
Decision Shows Speaker Silver’s Commitment to NYC’s Working Families New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement commending the State Assembly Majority for its commitment to include budget language supporting Mayor de Bill de Blasio’s plan to fully fund universal pre-K and after school programs for New York City’s...
Mar 7, 2014 | News Story
At a special ceremony in celebration of both Black History Month and Women’s History Month, 32BJ SEIU honored several outstanding women in labor, politics and social justice. Award winners included 1199 SEIU Executive Vice President Neva Shillingford-King, NYC Central Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer Janella Hinds, New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, New York City Public Advocate Tish...
Mar 7, 2014 | News Story
A group of elected officials and their representatives attended Build Up NYC's legislative briefing yesterday to learn about the organization's agenda for 2014 as it continues to promote good jobs and responsible development. State and city elected officials were asked to call Kushner Companies and Starwood Capital Group and urge them to commit to industry standards that keep NYC affordable to...
Mar 3, 2014 | Press Release
Help the NYC CLC celebrate all the contributions that women make to our city's labor movement. Rosie the Riveter is an iconic image that celebrates the contributions that women make to our workforce, labor movement, and to our nation as a whole.
Feb 21, 2014 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the charge led by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) to keep Brooklyn’s hospitals open for care.