News Stories

Jun 6, 2014 | News Story
Steamfitters do the complicated job of building and maintaining the inner mechanical systems that keep its buildings functioning efficiently, serving more than 8.4 million residents and over 53 million tourists each year. Watch this spotlight on the women, members of Local 638, who build and maintain the iconic New York City skyline.
Jun 4, 2014 | News Story
In an overwhelming show of support for their new contract with the city, members of the United Federation of Teachers ratified their contract by a margin of more than 3-to-1.  Approximately 90,000 votes were counted yesterday showing that Teachers approved the contract by 75% and Paraprofessionals by 84%.  For more information, and a breakdown of how the membership voted for this historic...
May 30, 2014 | News Story
May 30, 2014 | News Story
The Metro NY Labor Communications Council hosted its 39th Annual Convention and Awards Ceremony today, honoring "The Chief's" Richard Steier as Communicator of the Year.  The day began with a morning panel on low-wage organizing, featuring panelists Janna Pea of RWDSU (Carwash campaign) and Berlin Rosen's Daniel Massey (Fast Food Forward).  During the panel discussion, which was moderated by...
May 29, 2014 | News Story
Mrs. Green’s Natural Market recently signed a 20-year lease to move to a location on Hudson Street in Manhattan.  Citing NLRB allegations of unlawful firing of employees, UFCW Local 1500 plans to picket the location.  The first Manhattan location is due to open in June.
May 26, 2014 | News Story
On this Memorial Day, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO commemorates, and is thankful for, the sacrifices made by our Military Veterans.
May 22, 2014 | News Story
As we continue to recover from the effects of the recession, New York City and the United States are in the midst of a retirement crisis.  Currently, 59% of New Yorkers lack access to a retirement plan.  Of those who have a policy—either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan—the majority have less than $30,000 for their retirement.  With an average annual benefit of only $15,528,...
May 20, 2014 | News Story
Each year, New York spends $7 billion of your money on corporate tax subsidies in the name of job creation. But too much of this money is wasted on corporations that create no jobs, add poverty wage jobs, or even cut jobs. The system is broken and too many New Yorkers are getting left behind.  We can change that; we can make New York work for hardworking New Yorkers!
May 19, 2014 | News Story
Yesterday, in an overwhelming show of approval for their new agreement, the rank-and-file members of TWU Local 100 have ratified their new contract.  82% of the Local 100 membership voted in favor of ratification, the largest "yes" vote for a contract in the history of TWU local 100. 
May 16, 2014 | News Story
In a major victory for employees at Verizon Wireless, 63 workers at six Verizon Wireless stores across Brooklyn voted to join CWA yesterday. These workers endured an aggressive anti-union campaign mounted by Verizon Wireless management in order to ensure a voice on the job.