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May 9, 2014 | News Story
May 2, 2014 | News Story
Yesterday, thousands of union members and community groups converged on City Hall Park to speak out for fair wages and contracts, safe jobs and comprehensive immigration reform.  Please click on the gallery below to view photos from this historic gathering.
Apr 25, 2014 | News Story
On Monday, April 20th hundreds of Build Up NYC members and supporters gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall to call for the creation and protection of good jobs, and the maintenance of park space for residents. Developers at nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park and Watchtower Properties have not committed to providing the good jobs Brooklyn needs to grow and maintain its middle class, and the rally was...
Apr 11, 2014 | News Story
This week, the Central Labor Council held its annual Awards Reception, celebrating champions of working people.  This year’s honorees were 1199 SEIU President George Gresham, Plumbers Union Local 1 Business Manager John J. Murphy, and the New York State DREAM Act Coalition. John Jay College Humanities Major Danyeli Rodriguez accepted the award on behalf of the DREAM Act Coalition.
Apr 11, 2014 | News Story
Today, 32BJ SEIU officials announced that a tentative four-year agreement has been reached on a new contract for roughly 30,000 doormen, porters, building supers and other Residential workers.  The agreement comes after weeks of negotiations with the Realty Advisory Board for Labor Relations (RAB), an industry association representing most building owners in New York City. The new contract...
Apr 4, 2014 | News Story
Today, Friday, April 4 roughly 100 airport workers and 32BJ members gathered at JFK Airport to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a nine mile march to LaGuardia Airport.  
Apr 4, 2014 | News Story
On Wednesday, April 2, thousands of 32BJ SEIU members and supporters gathered at 79th Street and 5th Avenue to take a stand for Residential workers.  The eastbound march ended on Park Avenue, where union members and officials took the stage to address the already energized crowd.  Speakers included 32BJ president Hector Figueroa, and Secretary-Treasurer Kyle Bragg, who addressed members about the...
Mar 28, 2014 | News Story
Residents at Elmhurst Hospital have voted to join the Council of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU Healthcare)!  Last September, 140 Elmhurst residents petitioned for the right to join the union, in response to the fact that they are paid roughly $5,000- $10,000 less per year than their counterparts at other public and private hospitals. The residents are on the payroll of Mount Sinai’s Icahn...
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...