Press Releases

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...
Jan 27, 2021 | Press Release
Testimony of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, before the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service & Labor Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Jan 25, 2021 | Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announcement Marks the Beginning of a Member-to-Member Mobilization That Will Engage More Than One Million Voting Households
Jan 8, 2021 | Press Release
Jan 7, 2021 | Press Release
January 7, 2021, New York, NY - This week, working families across our city and nation were witness to one of the darkest days in our history, as a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to overturn a free and fair election and prevent a peaceful and constitutional transfer of power. Freedom of speech is one of our most fundamental principles, and every American has the right to...
Nov 24, 2020 | Press Release
"The NYC Labor Movement today mourns the passing of former Mayor David Dinkins, who led the city with dignity, grace, and humility through some of our most troubled times. A true public servant, Mayor Dinkins worked tirelessly to make New York City a more fair and equitable society for all people, especially our city's working families."
Nov 23, 2020 | Press Release
"The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO strongly supports AFM Local 802's campaign to #SaveNYCMusicians. Our musicians are world class artists who are critical to the cultural and economic life of the city, and they're fighting hard to emerge from this crisis and restore NYC to its rightful place as the world’s leading live entertainment center. But right now, they are almost all...
Nov 23, 2020 | Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kate Whalen,, 347-453-7131 November 23, 2020, New York, NY — New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement: