News Stories

Aug 8, 2014 | News Story
The Workers United Education Program (affiliated with the Consortium for Worker Education) will begin its FREE adult English language (ESL) program in mid-August.  Attached are flyers in English, Spanish and Chinese.  We will have registration on August 9th, 13th and 14th, but we have an open enrollment policy, so students can register after those dates with an appointment.  
Aug 7, 2014 | News Story
Today, labor activists joined with Bangladeshi garment workers outside of the Ralph Lauren shareholders meeting at the St.
Aug 4, 2014 | News Story
One City.  Five Boroughs.  All Workers.
Jul 21, 2014 | News Story
In the late 1950's and early 1960's New York City experienced a residential
apartment, new construction boom, intended to stem the exodus of middle
class families leaving the Big Apple for new single family, suburban housing
developments. Hundreds of brick buildings, ranging from 5 to 25 stories were
constructed across the five boroughs, offering families improved...
Jul 18, 2014 | News Story
Dozens of 32BJ members joined non-union building workers at a rally in front of a luxury condo on Manhattan’s High Line Thursday. The workers have been organizing and asking for better working conditions for almost a year. Last month, the anti-union condo board chair resigned and a new condo board member was elected who promised to find an “equitable solution” to the labor strike at the building...
Jul 18, 2014 | News Story
On Thursday, the MTA and unions representing LIRR employees reached a tentative agreement to provide workers with their first contract in roughly four years.  For months, the two sides butted heads as they disagreed on the timeframe for raises, and healthcare contributions.
Jul 3, 2014 | News Story
 This week, AFSCME DC37 reached an agreement with the city on a seven-year contract that provides 10.41% in wage hikes plus a ratification bonus and back pay.  The contract, covering a broad array of workers such as engineers, librarians, museum and parks workers, was approved by the DC37 Executive Board and will now head to their Delegates and union membership for ratification.
Jun 20, 2014 | News Story
This week, New York  became the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana.  The legislation contains a  labor harmony component,designed ensure that good, quality jobs will be created for New Yorkers.  Strongly supported by Local 338 RWDSU, the labor harmony component promotes healthy, respectful relationships between workers and employers, and helps workers by creating a clear path for them to...
Jun 13, 2014 | News Story
Are you aware that 41% of New Yorkers have no set retirement plan? This number increases to 57% and 59%, respectively for Blacks and Latinos, and it's even higher for low-wage workers, at 74%.  Now is the time to address this important issue that affects all of us. On Tuesday, June 17th the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, will partner with the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy...
Jun 12, 2014 | News Story
The first New York City budget under Mayor de Blasio and a new City Council will be finalized within the next few weeks. PSC-CUNY needs your help to ensure that it’s a budget that takes a new approach to CUNY funding. Mayor de Blasio has allocated an additional $20 million for CUNY, and the PSC has gained support among many City Council Members for a major new investment: 100 new full-time...