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Sep 12, 2013 | Press Release
Voters Showed Up in Record Numbers To Support Labor's Endorsed Candidates New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the Primary elections, and the overwhelming support for Labor’s endorsed candidates:
Sep 6, 2013 | News Story
A group of mayoral candidates have signed on to a letter urging NYU President Sexton to respect the majority choice of graduate, research, and teaching assistants for the union representing NYU and NYU-Poly. A majority of the group has chosen UAW representation. Click below to see the letter.
Sep 6, 2013 | News Story
This week, the NYC CLC kicked-off our 2013 Labor GOTV Week, aimed at supporting Comptroller Candidate Scott Stringer, and City Council candidates in all five boroughs.  Members of our affiliated unions came out in great numbers to take part in labor walks, phone-banking, and visibility, aimed at reaching their fellow union voters. On Tuesday, we gathered in Harlem to support Stringer and Council...
Sep 6, 2013 | News Story
Pat Dolan, President of Steamfitters Local 638 Construction accidents are a concern in a major city like New York. When you’re dealing with steel beams, massive pipes, electrical lines, scaffolding or welding equipment tens of stories above street level, every day can present a danger.
Sep 2, 2013 | Press Release
By Vincent Alvarez New York City has a rich Labor tradition.  Movements originate, and change is created right here. This and every Labor Day, workers around the world can look to New York City as the standard for fair pay and wages. And we pay tribute to the hardworking men and women who keep our city running.
Aug 22, 2013 | News Story
  Alpine Painting and Sandblasting, a painting contractor, is inconsistent in paying workers in accordance with area standards. We take the fair payment of labor seriously, especially when contractors like Alpine Painting undermine the hard working men and women of our communities. Efforts to undercut workers are unlawful, and they erode area standards.
Aug 21, 2013 | News Story
Union members help to provide vital services to our throughout our city.  Their professionalism and skill help to ensure that the union label is widely recognized as a standard of quality, professionalism, and service.  This commitment was made evident yesterday when Plumbers Local 1 member David Justino came to the aid of British tourist, Sian Green, who was seriously injured when a cab jumped a...
Aug 16, 2013 | News Story
The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU) is asking for support on three pieces of legislation that are key to standing against the threats to the Postal Service.  The Postal Service Protection Act (S-316/H.R. 630) would protect post offices by giving the Postal Regulatory Commission the authority to prevent post office closures, and allow the USPS to develop new products and services to...
Aug 13, 2013 | Press Release
The New York City Central Labor Council, along with the National AFL-CIO, NYS AFL-CIO and Organizing 2.0, will offer a day of trainings on digital strategies and online communications.  These courses will take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 9:30am to 5:00pm at 275 Seventh Avenue on the 16th Floor.
Aug 9, 2013 | News Story
Last year, workers and community activists staged a seven-month-long boycott of the store, and a federal lawsuit, which resulted in Kim agreeing to pay 12 workers roughly $95,000 in withheld overtime pay.  This latest call for a boycott comes as a result of stalled negotiations between Kim and newly unionized workers, who are members of RWDSU.