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May 19, 2017 | News Story
On Tuesday, May 16, the New York City District Council of Carpenters teamed up with the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters for their annual NY State lobby day. Members and executives from each council spoke to their local legislators about the issues important to their membership that will have lasting impacts on the middle class.
May 19, 2017 | News Story
District Council 37 AFSCME joined with advocacy group “Invest in Libraries,” and supportive elected officials on City Hall’s steps on Friday to call for City Hall funding for seven-day service and capital projects. The group is asking for a $24 million increase for daily operating expenses to ensure that every City Council district has a library open seven days a week, and an additional $150...
May 19, 2017 | News Story
On Thursday, members of Local 3 IBEW took to the streets to protest Spectrum/Charter Communications’ attempts to stop payments to workers’ pension and benefits funds.   The rally was held outside of the company’s E. 23rd St. headquarters, and workers lifted their voices in the name of ensuring that strikers are able to receive the benefits they have earned.
May 19, 2017 | News Story
Today, we stood with members of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 to rally at City Hall to protect the arts and to promote the need for arts funding. City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, who also chairs the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Libraries, and Brooklyn Councilmember Carlos Menchaca were on hand to support a call for an additional $40 million in City...
May 19, 2017 | News Story
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May 12, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday afternoon, a dozen ironworkers walked off a job constructing a 16-story office building as part of the larger Brooklyn Navy Yard redevelopment project. They cited unsafe working conditions, lack of benefits, and poor pay as reasons for their action.
May 12, 2017 | News Story
We are now four months away from the 2017 NYC Labor Day Parade, and the NYC CLC kicked-off our outreach this week by releasing the highlight video from last year’s parade.Take a minute to check out the fun we had last year, as we walked up 5th Avenue. We are looking to marching this year on Saturday, September 9th.  Keep an eye out for more information soon.
May 12, 2017 | News Story
oday, the Metro New York Labor Communications Council held its 42nd Annual Convention and Awards.  The Convention included a panel entitled "Workers in the Trump Era: Women’s Voices in the Resistance," which included journalists Miriam Frank, Sarah Jaffe, Premilla Nadasen, Jane Latour, and Ginger Adams Otis.
May 12, 2017 | News Story
On Tuesday, just days after the House passed its disastrous healthcare bill, House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Success Academy on Lenox Ave. in Harlem. He was met with hundreds of protesters, including 1199SEIU members Donna Sceusa, a Senior Ultrasound Technologist at NYU Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, and retiree Elizabeth Lewis. Choruses of “Shame!, Shame!, Shame!” rang out in response to the...
May 12, 2017 | News Story
Clare Rose workers have now been on strike for three weeks.