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Apr 6, 2018 | News Story
This week, ten thousand members of New York City Building Trades unions took over 7th Avenue to call out greedy developers and their efforts to undermine unionized construction in New York City. Workers led chants of “count me in” to demonstrate the solidarity of the New York City Labor Movement in their fight against the unsafe work practices of unscrupulous developers.
Apr 4, 2018 | News Story
On Wednesday, April 4, the Labor Movement across New York City and the United States paid respect to the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago Dr. King was assassinated while in Memphis, Tennessee as he stood with the sanitation workers who went on strike after two of their brothers were killed on the job. Labor Leaders and civil rights activists gathered this week in...
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW members at the CVS located at 1070 Flatbush Avenue, in Brooklyn, NY held a community rally to call upon CVS to negotiate a fair and equitable contract for their Brooklyn workers. The Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW members there have been in negotiations for their first contract since March 2017, but the company has repeatedly rejected reasonable proposals. The workers and community...
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
Wednesday, members of several construction trades unions marched and rallied outside of two worksites run by Boston-based contractor Gilbane. All across the City workers are standing up against the open shop model citing safety concerns amid a rash of construction worker deaths.
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
This week, the New York City Labor Movement stood with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and dozens of workers from Florida tomato farms who were fasting to demand Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program.
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
The NYC CLC stood with the GWC-UAW Local 2110 Graduate Workers of Columbia to deliver a letter to the Dean of Columbia University demanding they are given the respect that they have earned through the democratic process. GWC was joined by representatives of other university graduate student unions who represent hard-working graduate students in research and teaching positions to show support for...
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
Mary Harris, more widely known as Mother Jones, was an Irish American schoolteacher and labor organizer who shed light on the plight of child workers in Pennsylvania. At the time children as young as 12 years old were allowed to work. The lack of enforcement and the extreme rate of poverty led many families to make a tough decision to send this children to work.
Mar 9, 2018 | News Story
Is your local prepared for the upcoming Janus decision? Join the NYC Central Labor Council, the Murphy Institute at CUNY, and the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR for a series of six workshops focused on the fundamental skills and strategy necessary to strengthen our unions in this crucial moment. Workshops will be held twice a month beginning on March 29. Please see the session listing &...