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Nov 10, 2015 | News Story
Today, one year from 2016 Presidential Election Day, workers gathered in Downtown Brooklyn to call for “$15 and a Union.”  Representatives of unions including 32BJ SEIU, 1199 UHWE, TWU Local 100, RWDSU, Workers United, CWA District 1, CWA Local 1109, Teamsters 814, Ironworkers Local 40, Teamsters 804, and the Central Labor Council gathered near the Korean War Memorial at 5am, and marched with...
Nov 6, 2015 | News Story
On Wednesday, 54 CUNY faculty and professional staff, members of the Professional Staff Congress (AFT#2334), were arrested while demanding a contract that will help CUNY retain excellent professors, ensuring a quality education for the 500,000 CUNY students across the city.
Oct 26, 2015 | News Story
From Labor 411: Union-Made Candy 2015 Spooky fun and mounds of sweet treats are lurking just around the corner. Halloween will be here faster than you know it and Labor 411 has a great list of union-made candy for all those trick-or-treaters. We have some great new additions this year, including Dum Dums and Sour Patch Kids. See if your favorite made the cut below.
Oct 16, 2015 | News Story
From the AFL-CIO The Seafarers International Union has launched the Seafarers El Faro Assistance Fund to help with the unanticipated financial hardships of the families of mariners who perished when the U.S.-flagged cargo ship El Faro sank off the coast of the Bahamas after being caught in Hurricane Joaquin. Seventeen of the El Faro crew members were represented by the SIU, 11 were represented by...
Oct 1, 2015 | Press Release
New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding Congress' failure to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides continued funding for health care programs designed to treat those affected by the events of  September 11, 2001:
Sep 11, 2015 | Press Release
"As the cost of living in New York City continues to increase, it is imperative that all workers receive the middle class wages that will allow them to pay for housing, care for families, and invest in their local communities," said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. "We applaud the Governor for taking this action.  The New York City Labor Movement...
Sep 4, 2015 | Press Release
By Vincent Alvarez As our economy continues to battle income inequality, an increasing number of New York City workers are looking to unionization as the key to higher wages, benefits, and rights in the workplace.  With Labor Day and the September 12th Labor Day Parade just around the corner, workers in and around New York City can take pride in the great strides being made in labor, originating...
Aug 28, 2015 | News Story
This week, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services held a hearing for a City initiative to eliminate open and competitive testing within the FDNY. The City is proposing the creation of a FDNY Cadet program which includes the removal of the competitive testing requirement, as a means to bring increased diversity to the ranks of the FDNY.