Welcome to the NYC Central Labor Council's News Room

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 New York City Central Labor Council, in conjunction with the national AFL-CIO, is hosting daily phone bank opportunities for NYC union members to reach out to union households in Georgia.  
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...
Oct 30, 2020 | News Story
As we head into the critical final days of the 2020 elections, the NYC CLC is conducting daily phone bank opportunities for NYC union members to reach out to other union households both in NYC and in battleground states. Click here to sign up for shifts!
Oct 30, 2020 | News Story
Did you know? New York State employees are eligible for up to two hours of paid time off to vote if they do not have “sufficient time to vote.” An employee is deemed to have “sufficient time to vote” if an employee has four consecutive hours to vote either from the opening of the polls to the beginning of their work shift, or four consecutive hours between the end of a working shift and the...
Oct 2, 2020 | News Story
There are only 32 days until Election Day! Make sure you're aware of these important dates over the next few weeks. The last day to register to vote is October 9 - check your registration status here: Early voting begins October 24 at 10AM - for the full early voting schedule and locations, visit: The last day to request your absentee ballot is...
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...