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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New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding initiatives outlined in Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address:
Yesterday, workers at Vegas Auto Spa in Brooklyn set up a picket line outside the car wash after being locked out by the business owner.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mobilizing Against Inequality: Unions, Immigrant Workers, and the Crisis of Capitalism - Book Launch Celebration
Join the NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for a voter registration drive on Sunday, September 28 at 11:30am.
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.