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Aug 24, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez released the following statement regarding the City’s proposal to eliminate competitive examinations in FDNY recruitment: "While we all agree that increasing diversity in certain civil service jobs is a necessary goal, eliminating the open, competitive examinations that are an integral part of a credible civil...
Aug 21, 2015 | News Story
The New York Labor History Association is accepting entries for the Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize. The award is named for Debra Bernhardt, a former head of the Wagner Labor Archives, who helped to document a comprehensive history of our city's working men and women. The $500 prize will be awarded for the best article or series of articles published in a labor or worker center...
Aug 19, 2015 | News Story
98 Ways to Celebrate a UNION Labor Day Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. Gather your friends and family for one last barbecue and make sure you refer to this helpful union-made shopping list. Compiled by our friends at Labor 411 Grills, Coolers, & Cups Weber Grills - Genesis, Summit, and Q series (all made by IUANPW in Illinois) Rubbermaid coolers Solo Cups, plates & bowls
Aug 12, 2015 | News Story
Please stand in support of Verizon workers in their Fight for a Good Contract and for High Speed Internet For All this Thursday, August 13 at 12pm. CWA members will be holding informational pickets at 5 Verizon central offices throughout Manhattan and the Bronx. 50 Varick St (@ Canal)
Jun 4, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, congratulating staff at Gawker, who voted yesterday to join the Writers Guild of America East, AFL-CIO: “Congratulations to the hardworking men and women at Gawker, who yesterday voted to become members of the Writers Guild of America East, AFL-CIO. This vote, which was...
May 29, 2015 | Press Release
We are proud to announce 1199 SEIU President George Gresham will be this year's Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal & Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda will be Parade Chair. The parade will step off on Saturday, September 12 at 10 am, marching up Fifth Avenue.
May 12, 2015 | News Story
Worker Safety Advocates Unveil Alarming Findings in “Price of Life: 2015 Report on Construction Fatalities in NYC” Researchers Find Construction Sites Poorly Regulated, Unsafe, with Vast Majority of Fatalities Involving Immigrant, Latino Workers Children of Workers Killed on Construction Sites Join Workers, Safety Advocates, Union Members, Elected Officials to Demand Safe Worksites, Strong...
May 8, 2015 | News Story
23rd annual Letter Carriers Food Drive is this Saturday, May 9 The NALC will conduct its 23rd annual food drive on Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states,...
May 1, 2015 | News Story
Every April 28, the Labor Movement takes time to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job. This year the NYC CLC and NYCOSH were joined by workers from across all industries in the private sector, public sector and building trades.