News Stories

May 21, 2021 | News Story
Nontraditional Employment for Women's (NEW) Equity Leadership Awards Luncheon celebrates the women building New York City. For more than 40 years NEW has trained and placed women in the skilled construction trades and related fields, helping them secure sustainable wages for themselves and their families. The women who enter the doors of NEW are changed; they walk out confident and ready to begin...
May 18, 2021 | News Story
We are only 5 weeks away from the June 22 Primary Election in New York City and our member-to-member voter outreach is officially underway. With less than 25% of the electorate expected to turn-out in these critical city elections, we must ensure that union-members and their households turn-out in large numbers.  
May 14, 2021 | News Story
Hundreds of union members and supporters rallied yesterday in front of Lincoln Center Plaza to reject the union busting tactics of Metropolitan Opera House General Manager Peter Gelb and the Metropolitan Opera House Association and demand a fair contract for all Met artists.
May 14, 2021 | News Story
The Department of Interior’s approval of the Vineyard Wind Project, the first large-scale offshore wind project in the U.S., puts into action the Administration’s promise to build a green new economy with good family-sustaining union jobs. This is an important step forward for offshore wind in the region and as Climate Jobs NY continues to push major wind projects forward in New York, this is an...
May 14, 2021 | News Story
Local 802 and the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment have launched “Music Heals," a new program of paid union gigs for musicians, who are playing for vaccine staff and recipients.  The performances will take place at 11 city-run vaccination centers across the five boroughs through June 20. The program provides hundreds of NYC musicians — many who have lost income during the pandemic —...
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...