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Feb 24, 2017 | News Story
This week, 1199 SEIU health and hospital members were joined by Governor Cuomo for a rally at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. 1199 members are fighting to save gains made by the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans have promised to roll back during the Trump administration. 1199 President George Gresham and hospital executives spoke about the crucial funds for public...
Feb 17, 2017 | News Story
This week, DC 37 posted an editorial launching a campaign to reject the constitutional convention. In New York, every 20 years voters must decide if a convention should be called to rewrite the state constitution. This question will be on the ballot in November 2017.
Feb 15, 2017 | Press Release
"Andrew Puzder's withdrawal from consideration for Secretary of Labor shows the power of working people. Puzder's history and record are not characteristics befitting someone responsible for protecting America's workforce, and I applaud workers for standing up against his nomination. "    
Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
On Sunday, Governor Cuomo introduced the Transportation Worker Protection Act. The state legislation was created after a Muslim Delta airline worker was attacked at John F. Kennedy Airport earlier in the week.
Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
This week, staff at MTV News announced efforts to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East.   Per the Guild, more than 80 percent of the staff has signed cards to join the union. The staff is seeking to join the union to address concerns with several issues including healthcare and benefits, legal protection, transparency, and diversity.
Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
This week, thousands of construction workers gathered at City Hall to support Intro. 1447, a measure to require increased safety training for building projects in New York City. The rally took place while the City Council heard testimony on the bill.
Jan 20, 2017 | News Story
This week, the United Federation of Teachers filed a complaint with the NLRB, citing several teachers at the Bronx's KIPP Academy Charter School, who are in danger of losing their jobs because of their hesitancy to sign the school’s petition to decertify the UFT as the workers' collective bargaining representative. The UFT accused KIPP of violating federal law by encouraging teachers to decertify...
Jan 20, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, workers and leadership from several building trades unions, and their allies in the broader New York City Labor Movement, rallied outside of City Hall to demand action on workplace safety in the construction industry.
Jan 17, 2017 | Press Release
Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding Transport Workers Union Local 100's tentative contract agreement:
Jan 12, 2017 | Press Release
New York, NY – The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO’s Executive Board has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Marvin Holland to represent Harlem’s 9th City Council District.