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Feb 9, 2021 | News Story
Few civil rights leaders have had a greater impact on the labor movement than Velma and Norman Hill. While they were youth leaders of the NAACP chapter in Chicago in 1960, the Hills led a “wade-in” protest at a segregated White-only beach.
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
Amazon has agreed to pay $61.7 million to settle allegations that it stole its Amazon Flex drivers tips over a two-and-a-half year period, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. "Today, the FTC is sanctioning for expanding its business empire by cheating its workers," FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra wrote in a statement. "Amazon stole nearly one-third of drivers’ tips to pad its...
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
New York City restaurant workers, taxi drivers, and residents in developmentally disabled facilities are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The eligibility expansion applies to about 200,000 drivers licensed by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission as well as over 800,000 restaurant and food service workers.
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
Throughout the pandemic, postal workers have been among the most essential employees―working tirelessly to deliver medication, ballots, letters, and checks. But the leadership of the USPS deliberately slowed the mail and postal workers and the essential mail service we all rely on suffered badly. Fortunately, there are four vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors, and President Joe Biden can...
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
AFM Local 802 is helping to organize a national campaign with all fellow AFM locals around the country to save the multi-employer pension system that musicians and other workers rely on.
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
The Biden administration has tapped New York's Amanda Lefton to serve as the new Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Lefton previously served as the First Secretary for Energy and the Environment under Governor Cuomo, and in addition to her subject-matter expertise she brings a deep understanding of offshore wind's economic development potential in New York and the region.
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
NYC's first foray into the new Ranked Choice Voting process happened this week with the special election in City Council District 24, but many voters still have questions about how it works. Last night the CLC hosted a training webinar with with Sean Dugar, Education Campaign Program Director at Rank the Vote NYC — click below to watch!
Feb 1, 2021 | Press Release
"All of NYC Labor mourns the loss of former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. President Sweeney was a son of New York City, born and raised in the Bronx. He rose up through our City’s Labor Movement by fighting every day for working people and communities, eventually leading SEIU nationally before taking on the reins of the AFL-CIO in 1995. President Sweeney was not only a giant of the Labor...
Jan 29, 2021 | News Story
Thursday, February 4, 6PM: Not sure how New York City's new Ranked Choice Voting system works?