Welcome to the NYC Central Labor Council's News Room

Sep 28, 2018 | News Story
In the disastrous wake of Hurricane Florence, the labor movement, as always, is leading relief efforts in communities throughout North Carolina. First Responders, public employees, and working people across the state are on the front lines evacuating people to safety, tending to the injured, restoring power, and rebuilding. The North Carolina State AFL-CIO and national AFL-CIO are also stepping...
Sep 25, 2018 | News Story
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Our democracy works best when we all come together and exercise our right to vote. Confirm your registration today, the deadline to register is October 12.
Sep 7, 2018 | News Story
Labor Day is a time to reflect on who we are as working people, what we’ve achieved together, and the challenges that lie ahead. When we organize, we make it possible for workers to demand family-sustaining wages, health care, retirement security, and a meaningful voice in the workplace. In doing so, we raise the floor for all workers, both union and non-union. But today, our nation’s labor...
Aug 31, 2018 | News Story
Saturday, September 8: The 2018 NYC Labor Day Parade is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, September 8 ay 10AM at 44th Street & Fifth Avenue marching uptown to show the world that NYC Is A Union Town! Click here to watch this year's promo video! #UnionStrong #LDP2018 #CountMeIn
Aug 31, 2018 | News Story
A federal district judge in Washington on Saturday struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that President Trump signed in late May that would have made it easier to fire federal employees.
Aug 28, 2018 | Press Release
“Blaming the MTA’s problems on its working men and women at a time when violent assaults on MTA employees are on the rise—Marc Molinaro should be ashamed,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “These workers do dangerous jobs every day in order to keep our city up and running. Governor Cuomo knows this, and the MTA’s fully funded subway action plan...
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
For more than a year, Best Market workers have been coming together to voice their concerns about conditions in their stores. Low wages and benefits are not the only issues facing their families; healthy and safe stores are equally important. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is standing with Best Market workers as they join together to improve their lives and their stores.
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
Members of the Thrillist Union with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) voted on Monday to authorize a strike after meeting at the WGAE office for a Day of Action rather than reporting to work. 91% voted in favor of the strike authorization.
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
TWU Local 100 this week began distributing Most Wanted posters along the A line urging riders to identify a man who repeatedly punched a subway conductor Saturday morning at the Grant Ave. station in Brooklyn. The attack, which took place at approximately 4:40 a.m., was videotaped by at least one bystander and posted on Facebook. The Conductor, who suffered a black eye and scratches to his face...
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and at Verizon Connected Solutions voted last Friday to ratify a four year extension of their current contracts, which were set to expire in August 2019.