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Sep 10, 2021 | News Story
Hundreds of labor union members, leaders, and supporters joined the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO for our Annual Banner Procession and Labor Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Wednesday. We were also honored to be joined by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, NYS Attorney General Letitia James, NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, and NYS Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon...
Sep 7, 2021 | Press Release
“We are grateful to Governor Hochul for her strong leadership as we continue to battle the COVID variants, and for taking action to keep workers safe. Workers have sacrificed too much already during the pandemic, and this designation will help ensure that no worker has to risk their own health and safety, or that of their family, as they continue to provide essential services for our City and...
Sep 6, 2021 | News Story
Today, we observe Labor Day by recognizing all working people for their contributions to our nation and giving them a chance to enjoy a well-earned rest and time with their loved ones. This year’s observance is particularly meaningful, as we express our gratitude for the frontline and essential workers who have worked tirelessly for their fellow New Yorkers, and honor the memories of working...
Sep 3, 2021 | News Story
New York City's first responders, transportation workers, sanitation workers, health care workers, utility workers and more were once again there when we needed them most, as Ida's remnants caused massive flooding across the boroughs on Wednesday night. Workers got their fellow New Yorkers out of immediate danger and worked tirelessly to get this City running again.
Sep 3, 2021 | News Story
According to a new Gallup poll released this week, 68% percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Statistically similar to last year's 65%, and consistent with a trend of steady increase among nearly all major demographic subgroups since 2016, the current reading is the highest Gallup has measured since 71% in 1965.
Sep 3, 2021 | News Story
AFM Local 802 President Adam Krauthamer and sixteen elected officials from across New York have called on the New York City Ballet to negotiate with its musicians and settle on a fair contract. The letter (download a PDF here), addressed to NYC Ballet Executive Director Katherine E. Brown, stated in part:
Sep 3, 2021 | News Story
On Sunday, IUPAT District Council 9, New York State Senator and newly appointed Lieutenant-Governor Brian Benjamin, and First Corinthian Baptist Church hosted Hope for Harlem, an annual relief event created to provide the Harlem community with essential items and opportunities. The event amassed thousands of donations including groceries, hygiene products, and back-to-school supplies gifted to...
Sep 3, 2021 | News Story
Brooklyn Borough President and Democratic Mayoral nominee Eric Adams joined Laborers Local 79 recently for a Laborers Fight Back rally in the Bronx, sending a clear message that we need good jobs in our communities. Laborers Fight Back is the campaign to address and end the body shop crisis through real reentry construction careers. Watch clips of the event here, and learn more about Laborers...
Sep 3, 2021 | News Story
In another positive momentum driver for NY’s offshore wind development, the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) announced the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environment Impact Statement (EIS) of the Sunrise Wind project.
Sep 2, 2021 | News Story
(Updated 9/2/21) Workers at Nabisco facilities in Chicago, Ill., Portland, Ore.,