News Stories

Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
AFM Local 802 is helping to organize a national campaign with all fellow AFM locals around the country to save the multi-employer pension system that musicians and other workers rely on.
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
The Biden administration has tapped New York's Amanda Lefton to serve as the new Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Lefton previously served as the First Secretary for Energy and the Environment under Governor Cuomo, and in addition to her subject-matter expertise she brings a deep understanding of offshore wind's economic development potential in New York and the region.
Feb 5, 2021 | News Story
NYC's first foray into the new Ranked Choice Voting process happened this week with the special election in City Council District 24, but many voters still have questions about how it works. Last night the CLC hosted a training webinar with with Sean Dugar, Education Campaign Program Director at Rank the Vote NYC — click below to watch!
Jan 29, 2021 | News Story
Thursday, February 4, 6PM: Not sure how New York City's new Ranked Choice Voting system works?
Jan 29, 2021 | News Story
After a one-week strike, 1,400 Hunts Point Produce Market workers are back on the job with historic raises. Teamsters Local 202 members approved their new union contract on Saturday.
Jan 29, 2021 | News Story
Workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will vote next month on whether to unionize. The largest, most viable effort to unionize Amazon in many years began last summer at a Fairfield Inn outside of Birmingham in the right-to-work state.
Jan 29, 2021 | News Story
Joining its sibling union IATSE, Actors' Equity Association announced its commitment to providing resources from a shuttered theatre industry towards vaccinating the population— including union members.
Jan 29, 2021 | News Story
More than 550 faculty, staff, students and union leaders were joined on Tuesday by NYC Council Higher Education Chair Inez Barron at an online press conference to demand that CUNY use the $455 million in new federal relief funds allocated to CUNY colleges to keep class sections open and allow students to enroll. CUNY colleges will receive more than $455 million under the Coronavirus Response and...
Jan 29, 2021 | News Story
Local 802 is helping to organize a national campaign with all fellow AFM locals around the country to save the multi-employer pension system that musicians and other workers rely on. Any union worker who is in a multi-employer pension fund in need of relief may join Local 802's campaign.
Jan 29, 2021 | News Story
Before President Biden signed this week's climate actions, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry led a press briefing to preview the details of the Administration’s “whole-of-government” approach to tackle the existential crisis of climate change while putting people back to work with good family-sustaining jobs.