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Jan 5, 2017 | News Story
From Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over!  “I salute and commend every member and supporter who made this victory possible,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “I never doubted that...
Dec 29, 2016 | News Story
Thank you for your continued support of New York City labor! As we look ahead to 2017, the labor movement certainly has our work cut out for us. Now more than ever, we must recommit to standing up for unionism, and for the values that helped transform our workforce many years ago. Workers deserve to be paid fair wages. Workers deserve the necessary training and tools to help keep them safe on...
Dec 27, 2016 | News Story
from NY Times: December 27, 2016 To the Editor: “Workplace Deaths in 2015 Reached Six-Year High” (news article,, Dec. 20) outlined what those of us in the labor movement have known for quite some time: Workplace fatalities are occurring at an alarming rate. According to the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, 30 construction workers died on the job in the last two...
Dec 9, 2016 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the tragic death of construction worker Wilfredo Enriques, who fell to his death while working on a project at the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn:
Dec 9, 2016 | News Story
When purchasing gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, please refer to this guide produced by Labor 411           Filson clothes and bags Kauai Coffee Cutco knives Chateau Ste. Michelle wine Omaha Steaks Harley Davidson Jack Daniel’s whiskey Buffalo Trace bourbon See’s Candies Ghirardelli Chocolate Stanley Tools – American Heritage collection Turning Leaf wine
Dec 2, 2016 | News Story
This week, Local 246 member Jomar Pichardo was recognized by the FDNY for saving the department roughly $700,000. Pichardo, who works to keep city ambulances up, running, and available 24/7 was able to find ways refurbish vehicle batteries and parts that would normally be discarded. Pichardo helped to create devices for cleaning and charging the batteries, as well as repairing ambulance circuit...
Dec 2, 2016 | News Story
This week, TWU Local 100 announced an arbitration ruling that helps secure pension parity for more than 2,000 bus drivers. The drivers, who started their careers driving for private companies that have since been acquired by the MTA, can expect to see an additional $9,000 in their pensions.
Dec 2, 2016 | News Story
On Tuesday, Novermber 29, we stood with fast food workers, Uber drivers, higher education employees, and airport workers to fight to increase wages for working people. We met at Zuccotti Park, and held a pre-dawn march to a Broadway McDonald’s, where attendees heard from workers, labor leaders, and elected officials about the importance of better wages and respect on the job 32BJ President Hector...
Nov 18, 2016 | News Story
from AFL-CIO: Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America food and other items that are essential to a traditional family Thanksgiving feast. Speaking of thanks, a big thank you to the Union Label and Service Trades Department (ULSTD), Union Plus and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411, for compiling...
Nov 7, 2016 | News Story
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