Mar 12, 2021 | News Story

NYC CLC Labor and Civil Rights Panel Available for Streaming

On Wednesday, the CLC hosted our 2021 Labor and Civil Rights event, an annual opportunity to recognize and celebrate the continuing unity and interdependence of the labor and civil rights movements. This year we had a unique opportunity to hear from both local and national leadership of the AFL-CIO’s constituency groups.

These constituency groups—the A. Philip Randolph Institute, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and Pride At Work—address the challenges faced by workers from diverse backgrounds. They reach out to the communities they serve, they build solidarity, they work with organizing efforts and they ensure full participation in our movement, creating and strengthening partnerships to enhance the standard of living for all workers and their families.

The conversation included discussions of the important roles the groups played both in organizing and advocating during the 2020 fall elections and the historic runoff election in Georgia, as well as their work to address the crises we’ve been facing in New York City and across the country—the heath and economic crises brought on by the pandemic, and the continuing crisis of racial inequality. Click here to watch!