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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The NYC CLC stood with the GWC-UAW Local 2110 Graduate Workers of Columbia to deliver a letter to the Dean of Columbia University demanding they are given the respect that they have earned through the democratic process.
Mary Harris, more widely known as Mother Jones, was an Irish American schoolteacher and labor organizer who shed light on the plight of child workers in Pennsylvania. At the time children as young as 12 years old were allowed to work.
Is your local prepared for the upcoming Janus decision?
Women's History Month has been recognized in the United States since 1987 but this past Thursday, March 8, we celebrated International Women's Day.
On Thursday, the NYC CLC once again partnered with the United Federation of Teachers to hold the second annual Future in Focus: Exploring College and Careers fair yesterday to highlight the many opportunities that exist for high school students post graduation.
America produces more wealth today than at any time in history, yet the economic rules written for the rich and for powerful corporations have resulted in hard times for regular people.
Black History Month
As America celebrates the start of Black History Month, the AFL-CIO is reaffirming its commitment to fighting for black workers who make up such a vital part of our union movement.
I AM 2018: National Moment of Silence