Welcome to the NYC Central Labor Council's News Room

Oct 30, 2020 | News Story
We can make the difference on Nov. 3. As union members, we come together and rise to the challenge when our communities need us. And right now, nothing is more important to the future of the labor movement and working families and our communities than voting. We're just a few short days away from collectively deciding the future of our country. As we rise to meet the challenges COVID-19 presents...
Oct 30, 2020 | News Story
As we head into the critical final days of the 2020 elections, the NYC CLC is conducting daily phone bank opportunities for NYC union members to reach out to other union households both in NYC and in battleground states. Click here to sign up for shifts!
Oct 30, 2020 | News Story
Did you know? New York State employees are eligible for up to two hours of paid time off to vote if they do not have “sufficient time to vote.” An employee is deemed to have “sufficient time to vote” if an employee has four consecutive hours to vote either from the opening of the polls to the beginning of their work shift, or four consecutive hours between the end of a working shift and the...
Oct 2, 2020 | News Story
There are only 32 days until Election Day! Make sure you're aware of these important dates over the next few weeks. The last day to register to vote is October 9 - check your registration status here: Early voting begins October 24 at 10AM - for the full early voting schedule and locations, visit: The last day to request your absentee ballot is...
Oct 1, 2020 | News Story
The fight against COVID-19 is one that we can win if we work together. Each and every one of us knows to wear a mask, wash our hands and keep a social distance. These simple steps can keep our communities safe. Now, you can add your phone to the fight against COVID-19.
Sep 3, 2020 | News Story
Monday, Sept 7 through Saturday, Sept 12: Join the NYC CLC, affiliates, and community partners as we engage in a week of action to support NYC workers. Our week of action will include civic engagement and work around upcoming elections, outreach in the final weeks of the 2020 census, and organizing workers to build the labor movement across our City.
Aug 20, 2020 | Press Release
"Our teachers know what they need in order to do their jobs safely, and it's time for the City to start listening to what they're telling us and make sure that schools open only when they meet the critical health and safety standards outlined in this report," said New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez. "We've come a long way in New York City, but it's up to all of...
Aug 14, 2020 | Press Release
The New York City Central Labor Council joins in calling on the September 11th Memorial and Museum to reconsider their position and allow the Tribute in Lights to go on as planned. In the meantime, we're in touch with local officials and with our affiliates to determine what the NYC Labor Movement can do to make sure that this year's commemorations include the iconic twin beams that shine in...
Aug 14, 2020 | News Story
(Updated 8/14/20) The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have significant effects not only on the health of New Yorkers but on the economy as a whole. With businesses forced to close, workers in all industries are facing unprecedented economic uncertainty.   At the City, State, and Federal levels, policymakers have moved to address some of the most pressing initial concerns: 
Aug 3, 2020 | News Story
The Trump administration continues to try to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, despite a ruling from the Supreme Court striking down its previous attempt to do so and indicating that the program should resume. Here’s the latest information you need to know: