Welcome to the NYC Central Labor Council's News Room
Oct 1, 2020 | News Story
The fight against COVID-19 is one that we can win if we work together. Each and every one of us knows to wear a mask, wash our hands and keep a social distance. These simple steps can keep our communities safe. Now, you can add your phone to the fight against COVID-19.
Sep 3, 2020 | News Story
Monday, Sept 7 through Saturday, Sept 12: Join the NYC CLC, affiliates, and community partners as we engage in a week of action to support NYC workers. Our week of action will include civic engagement and work around upcoming elections, outreach in the final weeks of the 2020 census, and organizing workers to build the labor movement across our City.
Aug 20, 2020 | Press Release
"Our teachers know what they need in order to do their jobs safely, and it's time for the City to start listening to what they're telling us and make sure that schools open only when they meet the critical health and safety standards outlined in this report," said New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez. "We've come a long way in New York City, but it's up to all of...
Aug 14, 2020 | Press Release
Statement from NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez on The September 11th Memorial and Museum Tribute in Lights
The New York City Central Labor Council joins in calling on the September 11th Memorial and Museum to reconsider their position and allow the Tribute in Lights to go on as planned. In the meantime, we're in touch with local officials and with our affiliates to determine what the NYC Labor Movement can do to make sure that this year's commemorations include the iconic twin beams that shine in...
Aug 14, 2020 | News Story
(Updated 8/14/20) 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 initial concerns:
Aug 3, 2020 | News Story
The Trump administration continues to try to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, despite a ruling from the Supreme Court striking down its previous attempt to do so and indicating that the program should resume. Here’s the latest information you need to know:
Jul 20, 2020 | News Story
As NYC continues it's phased reopening, we urge elected officials keep in mind America's Five Economic Essentials: Keep front-line workers safe and secure. Keep workers employed and protect earned pension checks. Keep state and local governments, our public schools and the U.S. Postal Service solvent and working. Keep America healthy—protect and expand health insurance for all workers.
Jun 18, 2020 | Press Release
Statement from NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez on Supreme Court Decision to Maintain DACA Protections
Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Trump administration’s effort to strip DACA protections from 700,000 young Americans was not only cruel but illegal. These young people who until today faced enormous uncertainty include thousands of workers across New York City, including front line and essential workers who are helping our communities respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jun 15, 2020 | Press Release
Statement from NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez on Supreme Court Decision Affirming LGBTQ Workers’ Rights
“No worker in the U.S. should face discrimination in the workplace because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. With this ruling, millions of workers will finally have protections regardless of who controls their state government. Equal justice under the law is a bedrock of this nation, and we are gratified that the U.S. Supreme Court has chosen the right side of history with this...
Jun 1, 2020 | Press Release
The New York City Labor Movement stands with working people across our city who are demanding justice for the senseless death of George Floyd, and for an end to the continuing systemic inequalities that are faced by our brothers and sisters of color every day in America. There are some who have chosen this moment to engage in destructive acts. While we condemn these senseless acts of vandalism,...