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Aug 1, 2013 | News Story
On Friday, July 26, over 100 Home Care workers with 1199 SEIU, gathered with public officials for a speak-out and rally outside of Accent Care’s Bronx office. The group rallied to demand that the company’s executives treat their workers with respect by offering them paid sick days and affordable health insurance for themselves and their families. Public officials like Public Advocate Bill de...
Jul 26, 2013 | News Story
On Wednesday, TWU, NYSNA and 1199 joined with community groups like ROC-NY, New York Communities for Change and UnitedNY for a day of action for workers. The day’s events began with a morning TWU rally, where members and supporters gathered at MTA headquarters to speak about the need for service and job restorations. During the afternoon, members of ROC-NY organized a “sit-in” at a Midtown...
Jul 24, 2013 | Press Release
Updated: July 23, 2013 3:46 p.m. The New York City Central Labor Council, organized labor's largest umbrella group in the city, was unable to unify behind a candidate in this year's mayoral race, but is launching what it called an "unprecedented" effort to support City Council candidates. The recently-formed "NYC CLC Political Action Campaign Fund" is a new independent expenditure committee that...
Jul 19, 2013 | News Story
This week, 1199 and NYSNA continued to oppose the SUNY-ordered of closure of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital. On Thursday, SUNY ordered all patients relocated to other facilities by Sunday. This is just the latest development in a months-long battle between SUNY and the 1199 and NYSNA members employed at Long Island College Hospital. The unions filed a lawsuit against SUNY, highlighting...
Jul 12, 2013 | News Story
This week, the NYC District Council of Carpenters continued its strike against the Manufacturing Woodworkers Association of Greater NYC, seeking better wages and benefits for workers. The Carpenters’ contract expired on June 30, and on Monday July 1, 350 members went out on strike in protest of proposed wage freezes and lower benefits. The Council warns that the strike could cause delays on...
Jul 10, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the GAP's and WalMart's refusal to sign the International Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh: Today the Gap and WalMart attempted to feign their support for worker safety by creating a 'global alliance' that is accountable to no one.
Jul 5, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez has released the following statement on the MTA's decision to use Chinese-made steel to repair the Verrazano Bridge: "The Verrazano Bridge is an integral part of New York City's transportation infrastructure, and it is unconscionable that the MTA would bypass skilled US steelworkers and award the multimillion...
Jul 3, 2013 | News Story
On Tuesday, July 2, members of the Central Labor Council, Teamsters Local 237, workers, elected officials and supporters gathered in City Hall Park for a rally to save jobs, services and programs at NYCHA facilities. NYCHA is looking to fire five hundred unionized workers, and force 12,000 more to take furloughs as a means to help fix the agency’s financial woes.
Jul 1, 2013 | Press Release
Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 4:15 pm By Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Jul 1, 2013 | Press Release
Proposed Contract Would Hurt New Hires Through Tiered Compensation System New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding a one-day strike by unionized workers at the CUNY Research Foundation, who are protesting management’s failure to agree to a fair contract renewal: