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Jan 21, 2014 | News Story
On Monday, airport employees and contracted passenger service workers gathered in Queens on 94th Street and Ditmars Blvd. Bridge near LaGuardia Airport to commemorate the life and spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an afternoon protest against low wages and poor work conditions. The workers were joined by representatives of 32BJ SEIU, the NYC CLC, La Fuente, UnitedNY, and elected...
Jan 17, 2014 | Press Release
New York - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding Mayor Bill de Blasio's and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's announced push to expand the city’s Earned Sick Time law to cover roughly 300,000 additional workers:
Jan 10, 2014 | News Story
While most of NYC was trying to avoid the Polar Vortex Tuesday night, 15 women from different unions and organizations got together for the first ever "Ladies of Labor" event.  Ladies of Labor is a network of women in leadership or staff positions at unions, worker organizations, or labor affiliated groups to share stories, provide support, and mentor the next generation of female labor...
Jan 8, 2014 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding the City Council’s selection of Melissa Mark-Viverito as Speaker:
Jan 6, 2014 | Press Release
"We know, without a doubt, that high-quality pre-k and after-school programs provide critical benefits to children and working families. Mayor de Blasio is simply asking for the authority to raise the city's own taxes on the wealthy to pay for this necessary investment in New York City's future," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. "Working men and...
Jan 1, 2014 | Press Release
New York, NY- New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the inauguration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the respective swear-in ceremonies of Public Advocate Letitia James and Comptroller Scott Stringer: "Today, working people in NYC can have hope in new and progressive leaders, who took oaths of office to lead our city...
Dec 27, 2013 | News Story
On Monday, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez, 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa, and PSC-CUNY President Barbara Bowen gathered with NY Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi, La Fuente/NYCPP Executive Director Lucia Jimenez-Gomez,  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Assemblyman Francisco Moya to reaffirm the need to pass the New York State DREAM Act.  The bill, sponsored by...
Dec 25, 2013 | Press Release
May the peace of this season be with you now and always. From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and a Joyous and Prosperous New Year.
Dec 24, 2013 | News Story
This week, UFCW 1500 members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract for members employed by Stop & Shop.  The new contract complies with the Affordable Care Act, and maintains affordable coverage with no paycheck deductions for full-time workers, while also increasing hours, maintaining dental, vision and affordable coverage for part-time workers.  
Dec 16, 2013 | Press Release
By Vincent Alvarez Yesterday, the world said goodbye to a giant.  Nelson Mandela was a great man who believed in the urgency of freedom and equality. His life was a testament to the need for change, and the idea that the determination of one person was enough to inspire a nation, and a watching world. Ironically, he passed on a day when, on another side of the globe, cities around the country...