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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.
Dec 6, 2019 | News Story
The public service mission of the Postal Service has made it the most popular federal agency. However, this public good is at risk if we don’t all act soon. In June 2018 the White House announced proposals to privatize the Postal Service. Now Postmaster General Megan Brennan has announced her departure as Postmaster General in January 2020. The Postmaster General has wide powers to shape the...
Dec 6, 2019 | News Story
The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO is an official drop-off location for Toys for Tots! Donate new, unwrapped toys from November 19th to December 13th at the NYC CLC office at 275 7th Ave, 18th floor, between 25th and 26th Street. Questions? Please reach out to Xiomara Loarte, xloarte@nycclc.org.
Nov 27, 2019 | News Story
Hundreds were arrested and thousands more demonstrated at airports nationwide on one of the busiest travel days in the U.S.—the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The protests were led by airline catering workers who provide inflight food and beverage services for all major U.S. airlines, including American Airlines. Through marches, pickets, sit-downs and die-ins, workers called on American to take...
Nov 27, 2019 | News Story
On Monday, at the Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island, hundreds of fed-up Amazon workers went public with their protest of inhumane job conditions, and demands that the online retail giant increase break time and provide free Metrocards for public buses. Worker leaders delivered a petition signed by over 600 workers to management. The action was a major moment of escalation for Amazon...