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Feb 9, 2024 | News Story
NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez and Staten Island Economic Development Corporation CEO Michael Cusick penned an OpEd in Crain's this week, calling on New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the body that oversees New York’s energy sector, to immediately issue a $200 million solicitation devoted to the development of offshore wind ports like Staten Island's proposed Arthur Kill...
Feb 9, 2024 | News Story
The Special Election in New York's Congressional District 3 is next week on February 13th and we are committed to getting out the vote for Tom Suozzi. This race is critically important—control over the 3rd District will help determine control over the entire House of Representatives. With this much at stake, and the special election only days away, every moment counts!
Feb 9, 2024 | News Story
On Super Bowl Sunday, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)—will be battling it out on the gridiron. While the Super Bowl carries a union label, from players to broadcast crews to stadium workers—your Super Bowl party spread can, too, with union-made in America food and drinks.
Feb 6, 2024 | News Story
The New York City Labor Movement welcomes FIFA's announcement that the 2026 Men’s World Cup final will be held in New York/New Jersey. The nation’s greatest and most diverse workforce stands ready to welcome fans to the world’s biggest game. As planning accelerates, we are committed to working collaboratively with the Host Committee to ensure strong labor standards including good union jobs, fair...
Feb 2, 2024 | News Story
On January 24, labor leaders from across the country traveled to New York City to participate in Climate Jobs National Resource Center’s 2024 Climate Jobs Summit—an unprecedented gathering of hundreds of labor leaders, climate experts, philanthropists, and policymakers to discuss the ways in which the U.S. can lead on building an equitable, pro-worker clean energy economy.
Feb 2, 2024 | News Story
Writers Guild of America East members at Onion, Inc. on Wednesday night reached a tentative agreement with G/O Media on a new collective bargaining agreement. The Onion Union, the 36-member bargaining unit representing the creative staff at The Onion, The A.V. Club, Deadspin, and The Takeout, made important gains in wages and workplace protections.
Feb 2, 2024 | News Story
At nine CUNY colleges, class sizes were increased, hiring freezes were enforced, adjuncts and other contingent faculty and staff were fired, some losing their health insurance, with just days to go before the start of the Spring semester. Thousands of students’ schedules were upended. These mid-year cuts are ON TOP OF another $169 million in budget reductions demanded by CUNY over the last two...
Feb 2, 2024 | News Story
The Special Election in New York's Congressional District 3 is right around the corner on February 13th and we are committed to getting out the vote for Tom Suozzi. This race is critically important—control over the 3rd District will help determine control over the entire House of Representatives. With this much at stake, and the special election only weeks away, every single day counts!
Jan 26, 2024 | News Story
Outraged over the unlawful handling of layoff negotiations and bad-faith bargaining, unionized staff at many of the top Condé Nast brands walked off the job for one day and picketed outside One World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday.
Jan 26, 2024 | News Story
The Onion Union announced that 97% of their 35-member bargaining unit signed a pledge to strike if they do not reach a fair agreement with parent company G/O Media before their contract expires on January 31. This week, the Writers Guild of America East filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against G/O Media for “bargaining in bad faith” at Onion Inc. (The Onion, The A.V. Club, Deadspin, The...