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Apr 1, 2020 | News Story
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Mar 31, 2020 | News Story
(Updated 4/2/20) The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have significant effects not only on the health of New Yorkers but on the economy as a whole. With businesses forced to close, workers in all industries are facing unprecedented economic uncertainty.   At the City, State, and Federal levels, policymakers have moved to address some of the most pressing initial concerns:  
Mar 23, 2020 | News Story
The COVID-19 pandemic remains an extraordinarily challenging situation, with New York City workers, as always, on the front lines of the crisis. The labor movement is rising in solidarity to meet those challenges. Many of you have already reached out to inquire about how to support workers as they continue to provide the essential services that New York City residents are relying on for their...
Mar 12, 2020 | News Story
The day you have all been waiting for! Census 2020 is here and we need you to get counted & fill out the form now! It’s only 10 short questions.
Dec 13, 2019 | News Story
Sam Chang, the hotel mogul who’s come under fire for getting tax rebates while receiving city subsidies to house the homeless, has also attracted the ire of organized labor.
Dec 13, 2019 | News Story
On Tuesday, Jackson Heights, Queens elementary school PS 398 was re-named The Héctor Figueroa School. The re-naming honors the late union leader and 32BJ SEIU President who passed away earlier this year.
Dec 13, 2019 | News Story
Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and The City University of New York (CUNY) Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez announced this week the more than 150 awardees of the $19 million NYC Complete Count Fund, the City's first-ever community awards program focused on census-related education and organizing. This joint investment by the de Blasio Administration and City Council...
Dec 6, 2019 | News Story
The TWU Local 100 Executive Board, comprised of elected union officers from all divisions, yesterday voted 42-4 in favor of an agreement reached after months of negotiations with the MTA. The agreement includes among other provisions a 9.84% compounded wage increase and enhanced optical and dental benefits, and, importantly, holds the line on healthcare payroll deductions.
Dec 6, 2019 | News Story
The first significant storm of the season brought a test for New York City’s snow equipment — and it failed, says the head of the city’s mechanics’ union. At least seven of the 705 salt spreaders deployed for the storm, along with three mini spreaders and four other vehicles, broke down after hitting the road Sunday night when the city was hit with a wintry mix of snow and rain, according to 246...
Dec 6, 2019 | News Story
You said it's our birthday! And it is. If you've always wondered what you'd do with the AFL-CIO when we're 64, now's your chance! On this day in 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations came together after a long and winding road.