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 30

Join the United Farm Workers, the NYC CLC, and our allies for a movie screening on the life and work of Cesar Chavez.

Mar 22

LA FUENTE

In Collaboration with:

Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory

Violence Intervention Program

Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence

Mar 3, 2014 | Press Release

Help the NYC CLC celebrate all the contributions that women make to our city's labor movement.

Rosie the Riveter is an iconic image that celebrates the contributions that women make to our workforce, labor movement, and to our nation as a whole.

Feb 1

This coming Saturday, February 1st, the workers and their allies will be rallying at 1199 SEIU on West 43rd Street at 1 pm to celebrate the tenacity and determination of these 300 Brooklyn Cablevision technicians to win a fair collective bargaining agreement. 

Jan 21, 2014 | News Story

On Monday, airport employees and contracted passenger service workers gathered in Queens on 94th Street and Ditmars Blvd. Bridge near LaGuardia Airport to commemorate the life and spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an afternoon protest against low wages and poor work conditions.

Dec 24, 2013 | News Story

This week, UFCW 1500 members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract for members employed by Stop & Shop.  The new contract complies with the Affordable Care Act, and maintains affordable coverage with no paycheck deductions for full-time workers, while also increasing hours, maintaining denta

Dec 19

WORKERS SAY THEY WILL TAKE A STAND FOR MORAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE IF BI-STATE AGENCY DOES NOT MAKE JAN. 20, 2014 PAID HOLIDAY

Dec 16, 2013 | Press Release

By Vincent Alvarez

Dec 13, 2013 | News Story

This week, members of IBEW Local 1212 reached an agreement with non-union company Team People to bargain over wages, working conditions, and terms of employment.