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Sep 24, 2021 | News Story
This week a coalition of legal services unions, tenants, community organizations, and elected officials sent a letter to the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) and Governor Hochul urging them to halt plans that would force litigants and attorneys into New York City’s Housing Courts while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put communities in danger of sickness and death.
Sep 24, 2021 | News Story
This week during Climate Week NYC, union members, labor leaders, policymakers, scientists, and climate justice activists came together for the second annual Climate Jobs Summit. Speakers included Secretary Marty Walsh, U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO, Vincent Alvarez, President, NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO...
Sep 24, 2021 | News Story
With management's best and final contract offer nearly due and a number of key demands still unresolved, members of the Legal Service Staff Association/NOLSW UAW Loacal 2320), the unionized staff of Legal Services NYC, turned up the pressure the best way they know how to: by withholding their labor.
Sep 23, 2021 | News Story
Thank you to Ed Rosario, President of the New York Chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) for your presentation on Hispanic Heritage month and the great work of NYC LCLAA. At this link please find the application to join the NYC Chapter. Also, more information about LCLAA can be found at https://lclaa.org/.
Sep 17, 2021 | News Story
We hope you’ll be joining us on Tuesday, September 21 for the second annual virtual Climate Jobs Summit to hear from labor leaders, climate activists, policymakers, scientists, and allies from states across the country, along with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, and more, about the surging labor-led movement for climate jobs!
Sep 17, 2021 | News Story
Teamsters Local 553 is expanding charges at the National Labor Relations Board against United Metro Energy Corp., owned by billionaire John Catsimatidis, after the company fired another striking worker last week. Catsimatidis has permanently replaced eight union activists since a strike began at the company’s Brooklyn oil terminal in April. The union originally filed charges at the NLRB in May...
Sep 17, 2021 | News Story
Employees at Legal Services NYC, the largest civil legal service provider in the U.S., last Friday picketed to protest unnecessary and dangerous in-person court appearances. Members of the Legal Services Staff Association (a unit of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers/UAW 2320) walked a picket line in front of LSNYC's executive director's building to demand that LSNYC management...
Sep 17, 2021 | News Story
On Physician Suicide Awareness Day, the Committee of Interns and Residents honors the lives of healers lost to suicide and commits to fighting for systemic change. In New York, NYC Health + Hospitals resident physicians are organizing through the Committee of Interns and Residents and demanding change to the root drivers of resident burnout, depression, and suicide at a historic NYC Council...
Sep 17, 2021 | News Story
The BCTGM announced this week that is has reached a tentative agreement with Nabisco/Mondelez on a new contract. In the coming days, the Local Union officers on the bargaining committee will present the tentative agreement to their respective memberships who will then vote on the agreement.
Sep 10, 2021 | News Story
This weekend, we honor the memories of all those who tragically lost their lives 20 years ago on September 11th, including the more than than 600 who were members of New York City unions. In addition to the first responders who were lost rushing to the aid of others, these included restaurant workers, communications workers, building trades workers and others in the World Trade Center and...