News Stories

Oct 15, 2021 | News Story
The 100th birthday party of Local 802 was a smash success, featuring top union bands and visits from Senator Chuck Schumer, CLC President Vinny Alvarez and many other allies. CLC President Alvarez said, "On behalf of the entire New York City labor movement, the New York City Central Labor Council congratulates Local 802 on 100 years of advocating for economic and social justice for our City’s...
Oct 15, 2021 | News Story
More than 10,000 UAW John Deere members struck at midnight on Thursday after the company failed to present an agreement that met members’ demands and needs, in what's currently the largest private sector strike in the U.S. in two years. The workers, who are spread out across 14 facilities primarily in Iowa and Illinois, rejected a management offer that would increase wages by only 12% over six...
Oct 8, 2021 | News Story
The NYC CLC, representing 300 unions and 1.3 million members including more than one million registered voter households across New York City, this week announced a new round of endorsements for the 2021 New York City General Elections. The new endorsements include 3 Borough President candidates and 15 candidates for City Council.
Oct 8, 2021 | News Story
On September 27, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) certified Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW as the union to represent twelve agricultural workers employed at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, New York. This is the first union certification in New York State after the 2019 passage of The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, which grants agricultural and farm workers the right to...
Oct 8, 2021 | News Story
At midnight on Oct. 5, 1,400 workers at four Kellogg's Co. plants in Battle Creek, Michigan; Omaha, Nebraska; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Memphis, Tennessee went on strike against the company. Add your name to support members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) who are holding strong on the picket line.
Oct 1, 2021 | News Story
The city’s largest transit workers union on Thursday unveiled a memorial to its 110 members who have been killed by COVID-19. The memorial hangs in the downtown Brooklyn headquarters of Transport Workers Union Local 100, which represents a majority of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 66,500 person workforce. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and New York State Attorney General...
Oct 1, 2021 | News Story
New York State has added additional funding for a COBRA subsidy in the most recent state budget. This program provides assistance equal to 50% of COBRA/continuation premiums. Many of Equity members are still out of work, and as such have lost access to their union health insurance. COBRA allows them to maintain their health care, and the subsidy makes it far more affordable.
Sep 28, 2021 | News Story
Today is National Voter Registration Day! New Yorkers have 10 days to complete their voter registration for the November 2 General Election. November 2, 2021 General Election Deadlines: MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3)) Applications must be postmarked no later than October 8, 2021 and received by a board of elections no later than October 13, 2021 to be eligible to vote in...
Sep 24, 2021 | News Story
After weeks of strikes and protests, Nabisco workers last weekend voted to ratify a new contract and end their strike. The new agreement includes hourly wage increases each year for 4 years, a $5000 bonus for all employees, doubles 401(k) contributions, and blocks Mondelez's planned health care cuts. Approval of the contract ends the BCTGM’s strike against Nabisco which began on August 10, 2021.
Sep 24, 2021 | News Story
After months of negotiating successor contracts to the Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement, and the Theatrical and Television Motion Picture Area Standards Agreement, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents major film and television production companies, announced it does not intend to make any counteroffer to the IATSE’s most recent proposal. Throughout the...