Civil and Workplace Rights

Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.

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Apr 4, 2017 | News Story

This afternoon we stood with the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York to commemorate 100 years of service protecting the men and women of New York City, and to remember the hardworking firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Mar 21, 2017 | News Story

NYC CLC Executive Board member Julie Kushner is the director of UAW Region 9A.

Julie Kushner has been a union activist and leader for more than 30 years.

Mar 17, 2017 | News Story

This week, the NYC CLC, District Council 37, and Teamsters Local 237 joined with elected officials, housing advocates, and community members to rally at City Hall against federal budget cuts that would significantly defund the New York City Housing Authority.

Mar 16, 2017 | News Story

Continuing our celebration of Womens’ History Month, we are proud to honor the work of Cecilia “Cece” Borcherding, Executive Board Member of the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2. Cece is the product of a hard-working union household.

Mar 10, 2017 | News Story

This week, the Economic Policy Institute released a comprehensive study looking at diversity and pay scale in the New York City construction industry.

Mar 10

On March 10th, the WGAE and the National Writers Union will hold a panel discussion on Press Freedom at time when the President of the United States has declared the media "the enemy of the people."

Mar 3, 2017 | News Story

March is Women's History Month, and we would like to honor women in union leadership.

Dec 2, 2016 | News Story

On Tuesday, Novermber 29, we stood with fast food workers, Uber drivers, higher education employees, and airport workers to fight to increase wages for working people.

Oct 3

As new ventilation requirements go into effect on October 3, the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition will launch its new website nyhealthynailsalons.org and hold a worker Speak Out event that centers workers’ voices in the ongoing ef

Jul 1, 2016 | News Story

This week the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rejected a request to rehear the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case, which received a 4-4 ruling from the court in March of this year.