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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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.

Pride At Work is an officially recognized constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations) that organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community to further social and economic justice. 

Mar 16

Join the global delegation of union women leaders for the inspiring and moving live multimedia event "We Were There," featuring spoken words, music, and images that powerfully illustrate women's longtime role in the fight for workers' and women's rights.

Mar 4, 2016 | News Story

This week, the Ironworkers union released a