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Mar 25, 2022 | News Story
Union members and allies, this weekend let's stand up to show solidarity with the dozens of young workers who died in the Triangle Fire. They had no union, no safety laws, no one protecting them. Now, with fabrication underway, we are in the fundraising homestretch to unveil their permanent Memorial in 2022. We're reaching out to find 20,000 supporters to donate $5 each so we can stay on track...
Mar 25, 2022 | News Story
On Thursday, Climate Jobs NY joined with unions, elected officials, and environmental justice advocates on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Adams and the New York City Council to implement our Carbon Free and Healthy Schools Initiative (CFHS).
Mar 25, 2022 | News Story
On Tuesday evening, resident physicians of One Brooklyn Health, who are also members of the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare, gathered outside Brookdale Hospital to mark two years of COVID in NYC. Doctors were joined by OBH nurses and other hospital staff as they reflected on the trauma endured by healthcare workers during the pandemic and the impact of structural inequity on...
Mar 25, 2022 | News Story
On Thursday, AFGE members rallied at the Brooklyn VA Hospital to reject the VA's proposal to close medical facilities, reduce VA services, and cut the jobs of those who care for our nation's heroes. Check out more photos on AFGE's Twitter feed.
Mar 25, 2022 | News Story
Mayor Eric Adams committed to funding NYC Parks with 1% of the NYC budget on the campaign trail: “We need to do everything we can to preserve the future generations of New Yorkers the right to these essential parks.” His FY23 Preliminary Budget departs from these promises, cutting the NYC Parks budget by $60 million and dramatically reducing the parks workforce.
Mar 18, 2022 | News Story
After 232 years, the first Black woman has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. And if the national Labor Movement has anything to do with it, she’ll also be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The Senate must confirm her immediately. Judge Jackson is eminently qualified for this critical lifetime position. Her distinguished legal career includes:
Mar 18, 2022 | News Story
Union members in every industry, occupation and region of the country have proudly and bravely served in the armed forces of the United States. During the 2009 AFL-CIO Convention, the AFL-CIO passed a resolution to form the Union Veterans Council. From its inception as a project of the federation, the UVC has been a force multiplier for union veterans and all working families in their fight for...
Mar 18, 2022 | News Story
Unlike other forms of discrimination, in most places in the U.S. there’s no clear law against weight-based discrimination. But here in New York, the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union is working with lawmakers to pass a bill that would make weight and height protected categories under the state’s civil rights laws.
Mar 18, 2022 | News Story
Public employees are leaving their jobs. At a time when costs are rising at unbelievable rates, it’s no surprise that these workers are moving on to higher paying jobs in order to get by. These are teachers, nurses, firefighters, EMTs, and other critically important professionals that we all rely on. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need them now more than ever.
Mar 18, 2022 | News Story
On Tuesday, we recognized Equal Pay Day, the date that symbolizes how far into the year the average median woman must work (in addition to their earnings last year) in order to have earned what the average median man had earned the entire previous year. This year, the day fell on March 15, the earliest it has ever been.