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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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.
This week members of The Newspaper Guild, CWA Local 31003, were joined by supporters at City Hall
Instead of investing in quality journalism, ImpreMedia, the company who recently bought El Diario, is determined to fire longstanding union employees who have served New York’s Latino community for decades.
Guitar Center workers have been organizing for respect and fair pay throughout the country and have successfully voted for union recognition in Manhattan’s 14th St store, Chicago, and Las Vegas.
On Thursday, the MTA and unions representing LIRR employees reached a tentative agreement to provide workers with their first contract in roughly four years. For months, the two sides butted heads as they disagreed on the timeframe for raises, and healthcare contributions.
On Monday, union members from across the city gathered outside of the Union League Club on 38th Street to protest an appearance by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at a fundraiser for Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino.
Join fellow activists for an international dialogue with visiting leaders of the Mexican labor movement.
Friday, May 9 – Monday, May 19
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Labor through film.
Please click here for more information and to view the full schedule of screenings.
Yesterday, thousands of union members and community groups converged on City Hall Park to speak out for fair wages and contracts, safe jobs and comprehensive immigration reform.