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Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
This week, thousands of construction workers gathered at City Hall to support Intro. 1447, a measure to require increased safety training for building projects in New York City. The rally took place while the City Council heard testimony on the bill.
Jan 20, 2017 | News Story
This week, the United Federation of Teachers filed a complaint with the NLRB, citing several teachers at the Bronx's KIPP Academy Charter School, who are in danger of losing their jobs because of their hesitancy to sign the school’s petition to decertify the UFT as the workers' collective bargaining representative. The UFT accused KIPP of violating federal law by encouraging teachers to decertify...
Jan 20, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, workers and leadership from several building trades unions, and their allies in the broader New York City Labor Movement, rallied outside of City Hall to demand action on workplace safety in the construction industry.
Jan 17, 2017 | Press Release
Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding Transport Workers Union Local 100's tentative contract agreement:
Jan 12, 2017 | Press Release
New York, NY – The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO’s Executive Board has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Marvin Holland to represent Harlem’s 9th City Council District.
Jan 5, 2017 | News Story
From APWU.org: Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over! “I salute and commend every member and supporter who made this victory possible,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “I never doubted that...
Dec 29, 2016 | News Story
Thank you for your continued support of New York City labor! As we look ahead to 2017, the labor movement certainly has our work cut out for us. Now more than ever, we must recommit to standing up for unionism, and for the values that helped transform our workforce many years ago. Workers deserve to be paid fair wages. Workers deserve the necessary training and tools to help keep them safe on...
Dec 27, 2016 | News Story
from NY Times: December 27, 2016 To the Editor: “Workplace Deaths in 2015 Reached Six-Year High” (news article, nytimes.com, Dec. 20) outlined what those of us in the labor movement have known for quite some time: Workplace fatalities are occurring at an alarming rate. According to the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, 30 construction workers died on the job in the last two...
Dec 9, 2016 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the tragic death of construction worker Wilfredo Enriques, who fell to his death while working on a project at the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn:
Dec 9, 2016 | News Story
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