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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On Wednesday, the New York State AFL-CIO facilitated a training for union members, officers, and staff on Labor’s opposition to a Constitutional Convention.
This week, the NYC CLC partnered with the National AFL-CIO to present a 'Know Your Rights' Workshop to trade unionists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, the Economic Policy Institute released a comprehensive study looking at diversity and pay scale in the New York City construction industry.
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."
March is Women's History Month, and we would like to honor women in union leadership.