Press Releases

Oct 16, 2017 | Press Release
On Monday, construction workers and supporters gathered at City Hall for the signing of a new law to require at least 40 hours of safety training for NYC's construction workers. Roughly 39 construction workers have died on the job in the last two years. This new law will go a long way toward helping to protect the men and women who perform some of the most dangerous jobs in NYC.
Sep 1, 2017 | Press Release
On this and every Labor Day, we honor the men and women who keep New York City up and running. We represent workers from all three sectors of the labor movement, all backgrounds, and all walks of life, and we all play an important role in helping to keep NYC a world class, union-made city.
Jun 8, 2017 | Press Release
Feb 15, 2017 | Press Release
"Andrew Puzder's withdrawal from consideration for Secretary of Labor shows the power of working people. Puzder's history and record are not characteristics befitting someone responsible for protecting America's workforce, and I applaud workers for standing up against his nomination. "    
Jan 17, 2017 | Press Release
Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding Transport Workers Union Local 100's tentative contract agreement:
Jan 12, 2017 | Press Release
New York, NY – The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO’s Executive Board has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Marvin Holland to represent Harlem’s 9th City Council District.     
Dec 9, 2016 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the tragic death of construction worker Wilfredo Enriques, who fell to his death while working on a project at the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn:
Sep 2, 2016 | Press Release
Each year on Labor Day, we pause to celebrate the contributions of working New Yorkers in building and growing our national and local economy. On the Saturday after Labor Day, working men and women from all over the area take to Manhattan’s Fifth Ave. to march in the Annual Labor Day Parade.  They celebrate their training, hard work, and dedication to their crafts. They also celebrate the wages,...
Jun 23, 2016 | Press Release
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Jan 7, 2016 | Press Release
“Mayor de Blasio’s proposal is a real step forward in ensuring that New York City’s working men and women have the tools they need to help with the rising costs of everyday living expenses in our city,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “The raise will provide a much needed wage boost for the hardworking city employees who have had to try to make...