Press Releases

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.
Mar 10, 2021 | Press Release
– “Reading of the Names” by workers, actors, writers, artists from around the world –
Feb 16, 2021 | Press Release
Feb 1, 2021 | Press Release
"All of NYC Labor mourns the loss of former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. President Sweeney was a son of New York City, born and raised in the Bronx. He rose up through our City’s Labor Movement by fighting every day for working people and communities, eventually leading SEIU nationally before taking on the reins of the AFL-CIO in 1995. President Sweeney was not only a giant of the Labor...