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Sep 28, 2018 | News Story
In 2016, NYU abruptly pulled out of the League of Voluntary Hospitals, a multi-employer bargaining approach that has ensured quality care and good jobs for New Yorkers for decades. With 1199SEIU's contract set to expire on September 30, NYU is now implying in contract bargaining that the healthcare benefits caregivers and their families have depended on for years are under threat.
Sep 28, 2018 | News Story
More than 500 PSC-CUNY members and supporters gathered last night in front of the NY Stock Exchange and marched to the investment banking firm of CUNY Board chairperson William Thompson to demand investment in a contract for the PSC, and to protest continuing austerity at CUNY.
Sep 28, 2018 | News Story
Yesterday, the Port Authority of New York voted to enact a new wage resolution as a result of years of efforts by workers represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), UNITE HERE Local 100, and Local 1102 of the RWDSU. In addition to increasing wages, the new policy includes the nearly 5,000 airline catering workers who were excluded from the Port Authority’s previous...
Sep 28, 2018 | News Story
In the disastrous wake of Hurricane Florence, the labor movement, as always, is leading relief efforts in communities throughout North Carolina. First Responders, public employees, and working people across the state are on the front lines evacuating people to safety, tending to the injured, restoring power, and rebuilding. The North Carolina State AFL-CIO and national AFL-CIO are also stepping...
Sep 25, 2018 | News Story
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Our democracy works best when we all come together and exercise our right to vote. Confirm your registration today, the deadline to register is October 12.
Sep 7, 2018 | News Story
Labor Day is a time to reflect on who we are as working people, what we’ve achieved together, and the challenges that lie ahead. When we organize, we make it possible for workers to demand family-sustaining wages, health care, retirement security, and a meaningful voice in the workplace. In doing so, we raise the floor for all workers, both union and non-union. But today, our nation’s labor...
Aug 31, 2018 | News Story
Saturday, September 8: The 2018 NYC Labor Day Parade is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, September 8 ay 10AM at 44th Street & Fifth Avenue marching uptown to show the world that NYC Is A Union Town! Click here to watch this year's promo video! #UnionStrong #LDP2018 #CountMeIn
Aug 31, 2018 | News Story
A federal district judge in Washington on Saturday struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that President Trump signed in late May that would have made it easier to fire federal employees.
Aug 28, 2018 | Press Release
“Blaming the MTA’s problems on its working men and women at a time when violent assaults on MTA employees are on the rise—Marc Molinaro should be ashamed,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “These workers do dangerous jobs every day in order to keep our city up and running. Governor Cuomo knows this, and the MTA’s fully funded subway action plan...
Aug 17, 2018 | News Story
For more than a year, Best Market workers have been coming together to voice their concerns about conditions in their stores. Low wages and benefits are not the only issues facing their families; healthy and safe stores are equally important. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is standing with Best Market workers as they join together to improve their lives and their stores.