Press Releases

Feb 14, 2019 | Press Release
New York, NY - It’s unfortunate that Amazon has chosen to walk away from LIC HQ2, prematurely ending discussions that could have resulted in a mutually beneficial economic development model that respects all workers. This was an opportunity not only to create good jobs, 5000 of which would have been union construction jobs, but also to engage in a meaningful public discourse about the way that...
Jan 30, 2019 | Press Release
New York, NY - "At today’s City Council hearing, executives from Amazon reaffirmed what we’ve known for a long time: one of the world’s wealthiest corporations remains vehemently anti-worker, publicly acknowledging that they oppose the organizing rights of their New York City workforce. We should be focusing our efforts on creating high-quality jobs at companies that also recognize employees’...
Aug 28, 2018 | Press Release
“Blaming the MTA’s problems on its working men and women at a time when violent assaults on MTA employees are on the rise—Marc Molinaro should be ashamed,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “These workers do dangerous jobs every day in order to keep our city up and running. Governor Cuomo knows this, and the MTA’s fully funded subway action plan...
Jun 27, 2018 | Press Release
New York, NY - "We know that these attacks on unions are being driven by anti-worker and other right wing interests to strike a blow at the infrastructure that supports every day working class Americans—not simply unionized public sector workers, but their private sector counterparts as well.
Apr 27, 2018 | Press Release
Groups Announce New Partnership between NYC Central Labor Council, New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health, and NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson New York, NY – On Friday, April 27th, local workers, labor leaders, elected officials, clergy, and community members gathered on the steps of City Hall to honor dozens of workers who have died on the job over the past year, as part of...
Apr 17, 2018 | Press Release
New York, NY – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding today’s Transport Workers Union JetBlue unionization election victory: “Congratulations to the JetBlue inflight crewmembers who have just overwhelmingly voted in favor of Transport Workers Union representation. This historic victory was made possible through...
Mar 23, 2018 | Press Release
 
Mar 20, 2018 | Press Release
 
Jan 22, 2018 | Press Release
New York City Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez stated, “We applaud NY State Attorney General Schneiderman in leading this multi-state coalition, and for his steadfast support for workers across our state and country. Only by organizing and joining together will we defeat cynical corporate attacks, like Janus v. AFSCME, that seek to undermine workers’ ability to have a voice on the...
Nov 7, 2017 | Press Release