News Stories

Mar 12, 2021 | News Story
On Wednesday, the CLC hosted our 2021 Labor and Civil Rights event, an annual opportunity to recognize and celebrate the continuing unity and interdependence of the labor and civil rights movements. This year we had a unique opportunity to hear from both local and national leadership of the AFL-CIO’s constituency groups.
Mar 12, 2021 | News Story
With the NLRB ballot count completed, the Queens Defenders Union, UAW 2325 has been certified as the bargaining representative of the professional employees of Queens Defenders by a vote of 46-12.
Mar 12, 2021 | News Story
This week, ahead of the release of the Assembly and Senate one-house budget bills, the Professional Staff Congress, the union representing 30,000 CUNY faculty and staff, launched an ad campaign calling on state legislators to increase funding for CUNY and pass New Deal for CUNY legislation.
Mar 12, 2021 | News Story
During 2018 and 2019, New York City School Safety Agents confiscated 2,701 weapons that were being brought into schools. Yet, the New York City Council is currently gambling with the safety of our children by proposing a bill to not only transfer the 5,038 School Safety Agents—70% of whom are women of color—from the NYPD to the Department of Education, but to eliminate them from schools entirely...
Mar 12, 2021 | News Story
Musicians marked a grim anniversary this week: it's been a year since the NYC music industry shut down, leaving most musicians without pay and benefits for the past 12 months, including the musicians of the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, NYC Ballet, all of Broadway.
Mar 5, 2021 | News Story
On Sunday, President Biden made perhaps the strongest public statement in support of the right of workers to organize that any American President has made in memory, denouncing employer intimidation and anti-union propaganda and affirming that unions level the playing field and lift up all workers, both union and non-union.
Mar 5, 2021 | News Story
Three weeks ago, CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodríguez decided to ignore the PSC-CUNY contract and refuse to pay equity increases to 2,500 workers in lower-paid full-time staff and faculty positions.
Mar 5, 2021 | News Story
Union booksellers held a rally outside the Strand’s flagship location in New York City on Monday afternoon, protesting the store’s labor practices after a year of worsening relations between employees and owner Nancy Bass Wyden.
Mar 5, 2021 | News Story
On Monday, workers at Make the Road New York (MRNY) announced that an overwhelming majority have organized to form a union with the National Organization of Legal Services Workers/UAW 2320 in order to continue to organize and provide essential services to immigrant and working class communities of color.
Mar 5, 2021 | News Story
School Safety Agents are the frontline in keeping NYC students and the school community safe. They routinely confiscate weapons and keep those who could harm students outside the school doors. They nurture and maintain the safe environment necessary for our kids to learn and thrive.