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Nov 24, 2020 | Press Release
"The NYC Labor Movement today mourns the passing of former Mayor David Dinkins, who led the city with dignity, grace, and humility through some of our most troubled times. A true public servant, Mayor Dinkins worked tirelessly to make New York City a more fair and equitable society for all people, especially our city's working families."
Nov 23, 2020 | Press Release
"The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO strongly supports AFM Local 802's campaign to #SaveNYCMusicians. Our musicians are world class artists who are critical to the cultural and economic life of the city, and they're fighting hard to emerge from this crisis and restore NYC to its rightful place as the world’s leading live entertainment center. But right now, they are almost all...
Nov 23, 2020 | Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kate Whalen, kwhalen@nycclc.org, 347-453-7131 New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Endorses Kevin Riley for City Council 12th District November 23, 2020, New York, NY — New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement:
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
On Tuesday, people came together across America to celebrate the work of our public Postal Service — a pillar of our democracy and our communities. In NYC, postal workers and supporters including the NYC CLC gathered in front of the James A.
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
Unionized workers at one of New York's largest hospital-laundry and medical-uniform companies launched a two-day strike on Wednesday to demand a fair contract and protest illegal threats of termination that are being investigated by the National Labor Relations Board. The employees, overwhelmingly Latinx immigrants who have worked throughout the pandemic, clean and process medical linens for many...
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
This week marked an important step forward in securing good family-sustaining, community-supporting union jobs in the offshore wind industry. North America's Building Trades Unions announced a national memorandum of understanding with developer Ørsted regarding construction of offshore wind farms. This new agreement will help ensure that offshore wind in the U.S.
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance. All NYC Care services are provided through NYC Health + Hospitals . With NYC Care, you can get a unique membership card to access health services, choose your own doctor, and get affordable medications. NYC Care Services include:
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
With the critical Georgia Senate races heading into runoff elections on January 5th, the NYC CLC is coordinating with the national AFL-CIO to conduct daily phone banking opportunities for NYC union members to reach out to union households in Georgia. To get involved, please contact CLC Political Director Lucia Gomez at LGomez@nycclc.org or 201-988-8824.
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
When you buy union, you're supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions, and dignity and respect for work. Look for these quality products, produced by union members, when preparing for your Thanksgiving feast.
Oct 30, 2020 | News Story
We can make the difference on Nov. 3. As union members, we come together and rise to the challenge when our communities need us. And right now, nothing is more important to the future of the labor movement and working families and our communities than voting. We're just a few short days away from collectively deciding the future of our country. As we rise to meet the challenges COVID-19 presents...