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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May 8, 2013 | News Story

In a historic vote by the New York City Council, Intro 97-A, the New York City Earned Sick Time Act passed by a margin

May 14

Demonstration to Stop New TLC Rules
Stop TLC Vote On New Rules to Let Garages & Brokers Steal Our Raise!

Tuesday, May 14th
2:00pm
Outside TLC Headquarters
33 Beaver Street

Take 4/5/6 to Bowling Green

 

May 10

Click below for the schedule and for more information.

Mar 22, 2013 | News Story

As President of the New York City Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO), I represent over 1.3 million workers across many industries and professions in the private sector, public sector and building and construction trades.  Many of these workers have the benefit of collective bargaining agreements tha

Apr 16, 2013 | News Story

Last year, 112 workers died when a garment factory in Bangladesh that supplies Walmart, GAP and others burned to the ground.  Conditions at the factory were so lethal that it didn’t have a single emergency exit, and supervisors prevented workers from leaving their sowing machines even when the fi

May 1

Join in support of public sector, private sector, building & construction trades and immigrant workers in their fight for the right to join a union.  Assemble in Union Square Park, march to City Hall for a 6:00pm rally.  Click below for flyers in both English and Spanish.
 

Apr 26, 2013 | News Story

The New York City Central Labor Council has launched a new website.  Please take a look around and get acquainted and feel free to drop us an email to tell us what you think!  For information on our affiliate organizations, please click here

Apr 25, 2012 | Press Release

We are disappointed with the Mayor’s veto of the Good Jobs Act, which would have made a real difference in the lives of many hardworking families.