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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May 1

Join the MAY DAY Rally to END INCOME INEQUALITY

4:30 pm

Meet at Billionaire Walmart owner Alice Walton’s home on the corner of 60th St. between Park and Lexington Ave.

6 pm

Mar 19

Join the Workmen's Circle and the Workers Unite Film Festival as they continue the Raise the Wage Film Series with screenings of:

Tangled Threads • Tears in the Fabric • Rise of the Oppressed • The Story of New York

Feb 3, 2015 | Press Release

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:

Nov 22

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.

Nov 19, 2014 | News Story

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.

Nov 28

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.

Nov 19

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

Oct 16

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.

Oct 3, 2014 | News Story

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President, J David Cox joined the Alliance for Retired Americans and other

Oct 2

Mobilizing Against Inequality: Unions, Immigrant Workers, and the Crisis of Capitalism - Book Launch Celebration