Press Releases

Oct 12, 2021 | Press Release
City’s largest and broadest labor coalition completes 2021 endorsement process with endorsements for Adams, Williams, and Lander NEW YORK — The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (NYC CLC), representing 300 unions and 1.3 million members, including more than one million registered voter households across New York City, concluded its 2021 endorsement process today with a final round of...
Oct 5, 2021 | Press Release
NEW YORK  — The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (NYC CLC), representing 300 unions and 1.3 million members, including more than one million registered voter households across New York City, today announced a new round of endorsements for the 2021 New York City General Election. Today’s new endorsements include 3 Borough President candidates and 15 candidates for City Council.
Sep 7, 2021 | Press Release
“We are grateful to Governor Hochul for her strong leadership as we continue to battle the COVID variants, and for taking action to keep workers safe. Workers have sacrificed too much already during the pandemic, and this designation will help ensure that no worker has to risk their own health and safety, or that of their family, as they continue to provide essential services for our City and...
Aug 20, 2021 | Press Release
Congratulations to Liz Shuler, who has just made history by taking her place as the AFL-CIO’s first female President. Liz has long been a tenacious and visionary leader and advocate for workers all across our nation, as well as a true friend of the NYC Labor Movement, and we look forward to our continued partnership as we fight for an economy that works for working families everywhere. ###
Aug 5, 2021 | Press Release
The New York City Labor Movement is shocked and profoundly saddened to learn of the sudden passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. As leader of our nation’s Labor Movement, he championed the belief that all work has dignity, along with the rights of all working people to bargain collectively, to fair wages and workplace safety, and to a voice at work.
Jul 7, 2021 | Press Release
"The NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO congratulates all of our winning endorsed candidates in this year's primary elections, and we thank the many working people who participated in our City's political process by phonebanking, texting, knocking on doors and most importantly VOTING for pro-labor candidates across all levels of city government.
Jul 7, 2021 | Press Release
Our City's essential workers risked their own safety and health to get us through the pandemic, and continue to work tirelessly for their fellow New Yorkers even as we begin to emerge from this long crisis. Today, as we express our profound gratitude, let's also recommit to making sure these workers are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness each and every day. ###
Jun 24, 2021 | Press Release
Dear Supporters, As we await the final results of Tuesday’s primary elections, the NYC CLC thanks all of our affiliates, political directors, and activists for participating in our 2021 NYC Labor Votes political program. The New York City labor movement once again showed that by working together, we can support pro-labor candidates across all levels of city government.
Apr 16, 2021 | Press Release
The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO strongly supports the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which will help to protect not only against storm damage and flooding on the scale of Hurricane Sandy, but also against the long-term threat of continuing sea-level rise. This Project will ensure that we are addressing these enormous challenges head on, and doing so through the creation of...
Mar 19, 2021 | Press Release
“The New York City Labor Movement is horrified and outraged by this week’s fatal attack on mostly female workers of Asian Pacific descent in Georgia. No one should have to fear for their lives at their jobs. We send our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones.