Feb 23, 2018 | News Story

IBEW Local 3, QCYD Host Panel Discussions on Labor

This week, NYCCLC President Vincent Alvarez participated in a panel discussion hosted by IBEW Local 3 and Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD).

The discussion centered around the importance of unionization and the positive community effects resulting from good jobs. President Alvarez noted the 80 years of wage growth parallel to the growth of productivity as a result of unions lifting wage floors for all workers and the subsequent decline of wages following attacks on Labor beginning in the mid-1970s.

IUPAT District Council 9 Political Director Davon Lomax spoke about pathways to apprenticeship for young community members and the careers that union jobs can provide.