Community Board Initiative

The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Community Board Initiative (CBI) helps trade unionists become more activated in their local community to improve quality of life issues, advocate for responsible development and union jobs, and strengthen our communities for families and neighbors.

Community Boards are the most grassroots level of City of New York’s government and serve an advisory role providing recommendations to the City Council and the Office of the Borough President and working with City agencies to resolve local service issues. The Community Board Initiative (CBI) offers trainings to union members and retirees on the City budget, Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP), zoning, labor history, and understanding local community issues from our brothers and sisters. 

The NYC CLC is working with our affiliates to provide support for members who would like to become more involved with their Community Board.  


To receive the NYC Central Labor Council Community Board Handbook please contact Xiomara Loarte at