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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:
Jan 8, 2021 | News Story
This week, working families across our city and nation were witness to one of the darkest days in our history, as a violent mob stormed the Capitol in an effort to overturn a free and fair election and prevent a peaceful and Constitutional transfer of power. Freedom of speech is one of our most fundamental principles, and every American has the right to protest and to make their voices heard. But...
Jan 8, 2021 | News Story
President-elect Biden has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his nominee for Labor Secretary. Before becoming Mayor in 2014, Walsh was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, a member of Laborers Local 223, and served as the head of Boston's Building and Construction Trades Council from 2011 to 2013.
Jan 8, 2021 | News Story
Last month, Queens Defenders employees announced their plan to organize under the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA), an affiliate of the United Auto Workers that represents workers at legal nonprofits.
Jan 8, 2021 | News Story
AFM Local 802 is responding to the Metropolitan Opera's decision to hire non-Met musicians to perform under the banner of the Metropolitan Opera at the Opera's New Year's Eve gala. This is the fourth fundraising event where Met management is unethically outsourcing its musicians while, at the same time, attempting to use the pandemic as an opportunity to gut the regular Met musicians’ contract...
Jan 7, 2021 | Press Release
January 7, 2021, New York, NY - This week, working families across our city and nation were witness to one of the darkest days in our history, as a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to overturn a free and fair election and prevent a peaceful and constitutional transfer of power. Freedom of speech is one of our most fundamental principles, and every American has the right to...
Dec 31, 2020 | News Story
As we come to the end of an unprecedented year in our city and our nation’s history, we’re taking a look back at all that we’ve accomplished as a city labor movement in the face of previously unimaginable obstacles. 
Dec 23, 2020 | News Story
On Monday, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, held a food distribution event which provided holiday meals to more than 200 working families in NYC. AFM Local 802 hosted us in front of their building on 48th Street in Manhattan, and we partnered with Amalgamated Bank, Pave the Way Foundation and the NYC Emergency Task Force to make sure that these families had something to celebrate...
Dec 23, 2020 | News Story
Today, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s (RWDSU), announced that by a vote of 88% to 12%, workers across all Housing Works locations voted to join the RWDSU.