NYC CLC Executive Board Resolutions

February 2019

In Support of Labor Involvement in the 2020 Census

​The Executive Committee of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, unanimously passed a resolution regarding the upcoming 2020 federal census. The resolution recognizes that an inaccurate census—such as the one that took place in 2010 undercounting an estimated 200,000 people across NYC—denies miscounted persons fair and equal representation in government, including allocation of federal funds for health, education, transportation and many other programs. The Council resolves that it will take steps to ensure labor representation on local Census Count Committees; help recruit members for Census Bureau positions at all levels; and work in partnership with labor, civil rights advocacy groups, community-based organizations and local government on a campaign to ensure a full, and fair census. ​

Adopted: February 21, 2019

November 2018

In support of the Campaign for Postal Banking

The Executive Board has resolved that the CLC endorses and supports the "Campaign for Postal Banking," including the ongoing efforts to compel the Postal Service to provide basic financial services such as paycheck cashing and electronic funds transfer as a step toward establishing nonprofit, public postal banking.

Adopted: November 15, 2018

Protecting the Public Safety and Jobs in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles in the New York City Public Transit System

The Executive Board resolved that the CLC stands in opposition to the introduction of autonomous buses into NYC; that if they are introduced it should occur only if and when they are proven to operate safely for passengers, pedestrians, and other vehicles; and that we will not accept any job losses among NYC transit bus operators as the result of such an introduction. The board emphasized that the CLC is not opposed to the introduction of technology that can make public transit buses even safer by equipping them with cameras, sensors and wireless technology to prevent collisions, with the understanding that there are safety gaps that only a human operator can fill.

Adopted: November 15, 2018