Press Releases

Jul 24, 2013 | Press Release
Updated: July 23, 2013 3:46 p.m. The New York City Central Labor Council, organized labor's largest umbrella group in the city, was unable to unify behind a candidate in this year's mayoral race, but is launching what it called an "unprecedented" effort to support City Council candidates. The recently-formed "NYC CLC Political Action Campaign Fund" is a new independent expenditure committee that...
Jul 10, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the GAP's and WalMart's refusal to sign the International Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh: Today the Gap and WalMart attempted to feign their support for worker safety by creating a 'global alliance' that is accountable to no one.
Jul 5, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council,  AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez has released the following statement on the MTA's decision to use Chinese-made steel to repair the Verrazano Bridge:  "The Verrazano Bridge is an integral part of New York City's transportation infrastructure, and it is unconscionable that the MTA would bypass skilled US steelworkers and award the multimillion...
Jul 1, 2013 | Press Release
Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 4:15 pm By Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Jul 1, 2013 | Press Release
Proposed Contract Would Hurt New Hires Through Tiered Compensation System New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding a one-day strike by unionized workers at the CUNY Research Foundation, who are protesting management’s failure to agree to a fair contract renewal:
Jul 6, 2012 | Press Release
Read newspaper coverage of Labor's prevailing wage win quoting Vinny Alvarez. NY POST: Mike loses labor fight in court  By DAVID SEIFMAN and DAREH GREGORIAN A state judge yesterday smacked down an executive order by Mayor Bloomberg that could have saved the city millions of dollars a year in wages paid to city workers. The City Hall edict had yanked control over salaries for 10,000 unionized city...
Jun 28, 2012 | Press Release
For decades the Labor movement in NYC and across the country has fought for guaranteed high-quality health care for everyone, and today we applaud the Supreme Court ruling that upholds the Affordable Care Act. As we move forward, the Labor movement will continue to work collaboratively with elected leaders and others to find additional ways to control costs and provide affordable health care for...
Apr 25, 2012 | Press Release
We are disappointed with the Mayor’s veto of the Good Jobs Act, which would have made a real difference in the lives of many hardworking families. While it is vital that New York City continue to attract businesses and promote development to stimulate economic growth, it is equally important that we create good jobs, with fair pay and benefits. It is not unfair to ask building owners who are...
Apr 1, 2012 | Press Release
“The Executive Order was done without public discussion and behind closed doors. No effort was made to communicate with the workers, they deserve better than that, and that’s why we back their legal challenge,” said NYC Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez.