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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Apr 24

Tell Children’s Place to pay the full $8 million it owes to Bangladesh factory collapse victims!

Apr 4

Sanitation Workers 1968—Airport Workers 2014

Mar 31

Cesar Chavez Day

March 31, 2014

Cesar Chavez fought for equal working conditions for farmworkers in California.

Chavez instituted:

Better Pay

Collective Bargaining

Mar 25, 2014 | Press Release

Group Highlighted Recent Tragedies in Harlem, Bangladesh and Vietnam as Need

for  Continuation of Fight for Workers’ Rights

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.