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Dec 14, 2015 | News Story
New York, NY - The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced a partnership with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO and a coalition of unions, area churches and developers known as the United Clergy Task Force (UCTF) to invest up to $300 million in affordable housing, community centers and care facilities on...
Dec 4, 2015 | News Story
Members of Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) rallied at the Low Memorial Library to call for Columbia University to recognize the UAW as the union for the school’s research assistants (RAs) and teaching assistants (TAs).  The workers were joined by supporters from labor, community, and government, many of whom signed on to a letter urging the university to do right by its workers.
Dec 4, 2015 | News Story
  This year alone, there have been 17 deaths on construction sites in NYC.  Now is the time to come together with a unified voice to call for action to ensure workplace safety. 
Nov 20, 2015 | News Story
This week, the NYC Alliance for Retired Americans (NYCARA) swore-in new officers during its November board meeting. Doris J. Welch (Teamsters 237) is the new NYC Chapter President, Armando Mandes (UFT) is the 1st Vice President for Labor, and Molly Krakowski (Jewish Association for Services-Aged) is the 2nd Vice President for Community.
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: