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Aug 14, 2020 | Press Release
The New York City Central Labor Council joins in calling on the September 11th Memorial and Museum to reconsider their position and allow the Tribute in Lights to go on as planned. In the meantime, we're in touch with local officials and with our affiliates to determine what the NYC Labor Movement can do to make sure that this year's commemorations include the iconic twin beams that shine in...
Aug 14, 2020 | News Story
(Updated 8/14/20) The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have significant effects not only on the health of New Yorkers but on the economy as a whole. With businesses forced to close, workers in all industries are facing unprecedented economic uncertainty. At the City, State, and Federal levels, policymakers have moved to address some of the most pressing initial concerns:
Aug 3, 2020 | News Story
The Trump administration continues to try to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, despite a ruling from the Supreme Court striking down its previous attempt to do so and indicating that the program should resume. Here’s the latest information you need to know:
Jul 20, 2020 | News Story
As NYC continues it's phased reopening, we urge elected officials keep in mind America's Five Economic Essentials: Keep front-line workers safe and secure. Keep workers employed and protect earned pension checks. Keep state and local governments, our public schools and the U.S. Postal Service solvent and working. Keep America healthy—protect and expand health insurance for all workers.
Jun 18, 2020 | Press Release
Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Trump administration’s effort to strip DACA protections from 700,000 young Americans was not only cruel but illegal. These young people who until today faced enormous uncertainty include thousands of workers across New York City, including front line and essential workers who are helping our communities respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jun 15, 2020 | Press Release
“No worker in the U.S. should face discrimination in the workplace because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. With this ruling, millions of workers will finally have protections regardless of who controls their state government. Equal justice under the law is a bedrock of this nation, and we are gratified that the U.S. Supreme Court has chosen the right side of history with this...
Jun 1, 2020 | Press Release
The New York City Labor Movement stands with working people across our city who are demanding justice for the senseless death of George Floyd, and for an end to the continuing systemic inequalities that are faced by our brothers and sisters of color every day in America. There are some who have chosen this moment to engage in destructive acts. While we condemn these senseless acts of vandalism,...
May 18, 2020 | News Story
May 18 AFL-CIO sues feds over coronavirus workplace safety Emergency Paid Leave Helps Some Families, Leaves Others Adrift
May 11, 2020 | News Story
(Updated 5/11/20) The COVID-19 pandemic remains an extraordinarily challenging situation, with New York City workers, as always, on the front lines of the crisis. The labor movement is rising in solidarity to meet those challenges. Many of you have already reached out to inquire about how to support workers as they continue to provide the essential services that New York City residents are...
Apr 23, 2020 | News Story
Each and every day of this crisis, union members on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak are bravely going to work, putting their health and lives on the line for their fellow New Yorkers. And yet right now, many of these courageous first responders, healthcare workers, transportation workers and other frontline workers still do not have the support they need to be able to work safely and...