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Jan 27, 2021 | Press Release
Testimony of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, before the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service & Labor Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Jan 25, 2021 | Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announcement Marks the Beginning of a Member-to-Member Mobilization That Will Engage More Than One Million Voting Households
Jan 22, 2021 | News Story
This week, working people across our nation celebrated the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.
Jan 22, 2021 | News Story
Teamsters Local 202 has been on strike at Hunts Point Market since Saturday, January 16th, to win a fair wage for the essential workers who feed New York.
Jan 22, 2021 | News Story
Yesterday, the editorial employees of The New Yorker Union engaged in a 24-hour work stoppage to demand fair wages and an equitable salary structure and to protest Condé Nast and The New Yorker management’s ongoing failure to bargain in good faith and their offensive and unacceptable response to the Guild’s initial wage proposal. Between 6 a.m.
Jan 22, 2021 | News Story
On Wednesday, New York City announced it had canceled over 23,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments this week. The Actors' Equity Association, representing actors and stage managers in live theatre, called on President Biden and Governor Cuomo to redouble efforts on a plan that expands testing and distributes free vaccines for all, beginning with the most vulnerable.
Jan 22, 2021 | News Story
The Town Board's approval of the Host Community Agreement and easement for the Beach Lane route to site the offshore wind transmission cable is a crucial step forward in New York’s progress to harness 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy. Supervisor Van Scoyoc, the Town Board, Ørsted/Eversource, NYS agencies and other parties thoroughly vetted cable route options via environmental studies,...
Jan 22, 2021 | News Story
For the last 20 years, the New York State AFL-CIO has co-sponsored, with Cornell University, the Union Leadership Institute (ULI). Hundreds of prospective leaders from local unions throughout the state have gone through the program with many progressing to leadership positions within their unions.
Jan 22, 2021 | News Story
Does your union have members that want to get more involved in their communities? Community Boards are the most grassroots level of New York City’s government and serve an advisory role providing recommendations to the City Council and the Office of the Borough President and working with City agencies to resolve local service issues.
Jan 11, 2021 | News Story
(Updated 1/11/21) The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have significant effects not only on the health of New Yorkers but on the economy as a whole. With businesses forced to close, workers in all industries are facing unprecedented economic uncertainty.   At the City, State, and Federal levels, policymakers have moved to address some of the most pressing concerns: