News Stories

Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
City University of New York students say “We believe in our dreams. Why won't Albany believe in us?" in this new TV ad from the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing 30,000 faculty and staff. Watch and share the ad on Facebook.
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
The 169-member editorial staff at Gizmodo Media Group has unanimously ratified its second collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Gizmodo Media Group, which is owned by Fusion Media Group, a division of Univision Communications, includes the popular websites Deadspin, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku, io9, Jalopnik, Splinter, The Root, Jezebel and Earther. The...
Mar 8, 2019 | News Story
Join the NYC Central Labor Council on April 11th to celebrate our 60th Anniversary and honor Robert Bonanza, Business Manager, LIUNA Mason Tenders District Council; Gloria Middleton, President, CWA Local 1180; and the Independent Drivers Guild, a non-profit affiliate of the Machinists Union. For information on purchasing tickets and/or reserving journal ads, please call the NYC CLC office at 212-...
Jan 25, 2019 | News Story
United Way, one of the AFL-CIO’s national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line that helps people including furloughed workers find local resources they may be eligible to obtain 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 2-1-1 line can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can...
Jan 18, 2019 | News Story
Slate’s 51-member editorial and podcast staff this week ratified its first collective bargaining agreement with the Writers Guild of America, East. The three-year agreement includes a minimum starting salary of $51,000, annual pay increases, the rights to derivative works, protections against online harassment, codifying anti-harassment policies and a diversity task force, non-discrimination...
Jan 18, 2019 | News Story
UFCW Local 1500 members have produced a new video welcoming brothers and sisters from King Kullen stores (recently acquired by Stop & Shop) into the Local 1500 union family, and making sure they know that are are not alone in this new chapter in their work lives. Click here to watch UFCW's video, and
Jan 11, 2019 | News Story
Unions representing thousands of federal workers came together in DC yesterday to rally and march in protest of the continuing shutdown and resulting furloughs that are financially hurting 800,000 employees and families. The rally began at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. and continued with a  march to the White House after remarks by keynote speakers including furloughed federal...
Jan 11, 2019 | News Story
After nearly two years of unsuccessful attempts to negotiate a new contract to replace the Lab Agreement with the Broadway League, members of Actors’ Equity Association have declared a strike calling for a halt to all new show development work with members of the Broadway League.    
Jan 11, 2019 | News Story
The N.Y. Campaign for Patient Safety, a coalition of nurses, caregivers and healthcare advocates from around New York, is calling on state Senators and Assembly Members to support and pass minimum safe staffing ratio legislation in hospitals and nursing homes. The legislation would guarantee that every hospital patient and nursing home resident have appropriate access to the care of nurses and...
Jan 11, 2019 | News Story
Hundreds of union construction workers from across New York took to the State Capitol in Albany this week to demand that elected officials pass a public works bill which would also designate all work at Hudson Yards as prevailing wage.