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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Nov 19, 2014 | News Story

Wouldn’t it be amazing if working families gathered together on Black Friday and sent a message to the country’s largest employer that its workers deserve a living wage and full-time work? Well, that’s exactly what’s going to happen, and you can be a part of it.

Nov 28

Walmart is the largest private employer in the world, and the Walton family, owners of the company, has more wealth than 43% of Americans combined.

Nov 19

Colombia's Marcha Patriótica and Lazos de Dignidad Tour of the United States

 Labor Event:Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 

Featuring Gustavo Gallardo, the Marcha Patriótica's International Relations Coordinator and July

Oct 16

Join workers and activists to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the Million Worker March and take part in a ten-year retrospective of workers' gains and losses.

Oct 3, 2014 | News Story

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President, J David Cox joined the Alliance for Retired Americans and other

Oct 2

Mobilizing Against Inequality: Unions, Immigrant Workers, and the Crisis of Capitalism - Book Launch Celebration

Sep 28

Join the NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for a voter registration drive on Sunday, September 28 at 11:30am.

Oct 16

Organized Labor is under attack across the country.  State legislatures are gutting collective bargaining rights.  Right-wing interests are using the courts to cripple unions financially.  Teacher tenure is under fire. 

Aug 22, 2014 | News Story

This week members of The Newspaper Guild, CWA Local 31003, were joined by supporters at City Hall

Aug 19

Instead of investing in quality journalism, ImpreMedia, the company who recently bought El Diario, is determined to fire longstanding union employees who have served New York’s Latino community for decades.