News Stories

Sep 7, 2023 | News Story
By Vincent Alvarez, President, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO New Yorkers are no strangers to the echoing chants of a picket line, or the appearance of a looming inflatable rat on a corner. But even the most jaded urban dwellers can’t help feeling that there’s something happening with our city’s labor movement today.
Sep 1, 2023 | News Story
As this "summer of strikes" gives way to autumn, we’re all by now familiar with the existential fight that our City’s striking writers and actors are facing. They want what every worker wants: stability for their families and a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. Their bosses have responded by stripping them of the residuals that pay the rent between jobs, and trying to claim ownership of their...
Sep 1, 2023 | News Story
Last Friday, the National Labor Relations Board released what may turn out to be its most important ruling in decades.
Sep 1, 2023 | News Story
The AFL-CIO this week released new polling that reveals the American people’s support of unions — especially that of young workers — and their view of unions as critical to growing the middle class and providing opportunities for working people to thrive. Some of the report's key findings include:
Sep 1, 2023 | News Story
On Wednesday, members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and supporters made it clear to American Airlines management that they are fired up, unified, and standing together for a contract with significant improvements to compensation, retirement, scheduling flexibility, and more.
Sep 1, 2023 | News Story
Visual Effects (VFX) crews at Walt Disney Pictures have filed with for an election to unionize with the backing of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) This marks only the second time in history VFX professionals have joined together to demand the same rights and protections as their unionized colleagues throughout the film industry, with the other being Marvel VFX...
Sep 1, 2023 | News Story
IBEW Local 3 Business Manager Christopher Erikson recently penned an OpEd in amNY on how LinkNYC — the public-private partnership that deploys, operates, and maintains modern telecommunications infrastructure across the city — is providing union job opportunities for New Yorkers who have the drive and the skills to help our city build back better.
Sep 1, 2023 | News Story
In this blogcast, Burnes Center Senior Fellow Seth Harris spoke with Maida Rosenstein, the organizing director for UAW Local 2110, and three museum employees she worked with — Jordan Barnes, Karissa Francis, and Erika Wentworth. Listen to what they have to say about their experiences, founding unions, partnering with the local 2110, working to ratify their unions' first contracts with their...
Sep 1, 2023 | News Story
Kyle Viverito is an electrician and member of IBEW Local 3. Not too long ago, while on the job doing electrical work at an NHL arena, he started singing and it did not go unnoticed. He caught the attention of management, and the next thing he knew, he was performing there. On this latest Union Strong podcast, the NYS AFL-CIO will introduce you to the man known as the singing electrician. Watch on...
Aug 25, 2023 | News Story
This week, Teamsters voted by an overwhelming 86.3 percent to ratify the most historic collective bargaining agreement in the history of UPS. The five-year contract protects and rewards more than 340,000 UPS Teamsters nationwide, raising wages for full- and part-time workers, creating more full-time jobs, and securing important workplace protections, including air conditioning. The agreement...