News Stories

Dec 4, 2020 | News Story
The fight against COVID-19 is one that we can win if we work together. Each and every one of us knows to wear a mask, wash our hands and keep a social distance. These simple steps can keep our communities safe. But did you know you can add your phone to the fight against COVID-19?
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
On Tuesday, people came together across America to celebrate the work of our public Postal Service — a pillar of our democracy and our communities. In NYC, postal workers and supporters including the NYC CLC gathered in front of the James A.
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
Unionized workers at one of New York's largest hospital-laundry and medical-uniform companies launched a two-day strike on Wednesday to demand a fair contract and protest illegal threats of termination that are being investigated by the National Labor Relations Board. The employees, overwhelmingly Latinx immigrants who have worked throughout the pandemic, clean and process medical linens for many...
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
This week marked an important step forward in securing good family-sustaining, community-supporting union jobs in the offshore wind industry. North America's Building Trades Unions announced a national memorandum of understanding with developer Ørsted regarding construction of offshore wind farms. This new agreement will help ensure that offshore wind in the U.S.
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance. All NYC Care services are provided through NYC Health + Hospitals . With NYC Care, you can get a unique membership card to access health services, choose your own doctor, and get affordable medications. NYC Care Services include:
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
With the critical Georgia Senate races heading into runoff elections on January 5th, The New York City Central Labor Council, in conjunction with the national AFL-CIO, is hosting daily phone bank opportunities for NYC union members to reach out to union households in Georgia.  
Nov 20, 2020 | News Story
When you buy union, you're supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions, and dignity and respect for work. Look for these quality products, produced by union members, when preparing for your Thanksgiving feast.
Oct 30, 2020 | News Story
We can make the difference on Nov. 3. As union members, we come together and rise to the challenge when our communities need us. And right now, nothing is more important to the future of the labor movement and working families and our communities than voting. We're just a few short days away from collectively deciding the future of our country. As we rise to meet the challenges COVID-19 presents...
Oct 30, 2020 | News Story
As we head into the critical final days of the 2020 elections, the NYC CLC is conducting daily phone bank opportunities for NYC union members to reach out to other union households both in NYC and in battleground states. Click here to sign up for shifts!
Oct 30, 2020 | News Story
Did you know? New York State employees are eligible for up to two hours of paid time off to vote if they do not have “sufficient time to vote.” An employee is deemed to have “sufficient time to vote” if an employee has four consecutive hours to vote either from the opening of the polls to the beginning of their work shift, or four consecutive hours between the end of a working shift and the...