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May 7, 2021 | News Story
On Wednesday and Thursday nights, eight of New York's leading Mayoral candidates participated in a virtual "Conversation with the Candidates" to make their cases before New York City's labor movement. Nearly 600 union officers, their delegates, and activists tuned in to the NYC CLC's two-day 2021 Mayoral Forum, together representing one million registered voter households in the City. The vast...
May 7, 2021 | News Story
Governor Cuomo this week signed the NY HERO Act, giving an array of essential workers in New York new on-the-job protections. The bill, which was sponsored by state Sen.
May 7, 2021 | News Story
Following the lead set by the Biden administration’s American Jobs Plan, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen.
May 7, 2021 | News Story
"Before we even find out if Elon Musk can do comedy, we know this: Letting him host 'Saturday Night Live' is a joke," writes AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler in a NY Daily News OpEd this week. Musk is scheduled to host SNL this Saturday.
May 7, 2021 | News Story
Actors' Equity Association this week celebrated the announcement that Broadway tickets have gone on sale for the fall.
“We are one step closer to the safe reopening of not just Broadway, but jobs for thousands of workers in the New York area,” said Mary McColl, executive director of Actors' Equity Association. Equity will continue its conversations with employers to ensure that theatre's...
May 7, 2021 | News Story
The slow but steady opening of NYC is the cover story of this month's Allegro magazine, and audiences have a lot to look forward to this year as more and more New Yorkers get vaccinated.
May 7, 2021 | News Story
Barbara Bowen, a fierce advocate for workers, students and progressive causes, is returning to teaching after more than two decades as president of the Professional Staff Congress representing faculty and academic staff at CUNY. She was honored recently as Higher Education Member of the Year by PSC’s statewide affiliate, NYSUT. Watch the video here!
Apr 30, 2021 | News Story
On Wednesday, April 28, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) held a Workers’ Memorial Day event to honor those who have died or suffered injuries or illnesses (including COVID-19) while on the job, to recognize the sacrifices made by all essential workers on the front lines, and to renew the fight for strong...
Apr 30, 2021 | News Story
Striking workers at United Metro Energy Corp. (UMEC) rallied Tuesday alongside other Teamster locals for fair wages and benefits. The two dozen essential workers have provided gasoline, diesel, and heating oil to New York throughout the pandemic, despite being paid wages as much as 50% lower than paid at other city oil companies.
Apr 30, 2021 | News Story
Teamsters Local 804 and supporters rallied outside UPS's Laurelton, Queens distribution center on Wednesday to demand the company bring back wrongly fired part-time workers. Earlier this month UPS terminated 10 part-time workers of color who declined to work overtime. Every one of the UPS employees completed their assignments and punched out without incident. Now, all of these workers — who work...