News Stories

Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week directed the New York State Department of Labor to issue guidance on the recent Janus decision. On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Janus v.
Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
Yesterday, Verizon workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement on a four year extension of the current contract, which was set to expire in August 2019. The deal builds on significant gains won by Verizon workers as a result of their 49-day strike in 2016, providing for additional...
Jul 20, 2018 | News Story
For almost 20 years, the Union Semester program has supported dozens of activists in the labor movement, connecting passionate students with organizations who can benefit from their contributions. Students intern at a labor organization 4 days a week for 15 weeks and also attend 4 evening classes, earning college credits and a certificate in Labor Studies. Organizations benefit from the energy,...
Jul 19, 2018 | News Story
Join the NYC Central Labor Council, the Murphy Institute at CUNY, and the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR for a series of six workshops focused on the fundamental skills and strategy necessary to strengthen our unions in this crucial moment. Workshops will be held twice a month beginning in August. Sessions can be attended individually, but locals are strongly encouraged to choose participants...
Jul 13, 2018 | News Story
Last week, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The New York City Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, along with labor federations and unions across the country, stands in opposition to Judge Kavanaugh's nomination. Judge Kavanaugh has a dangerous track record of protecting the privileges of the wealthy and powerful...
Jul 13, 2018 | News Story
Local 802 AFM musicians rallied Tuesday, calling on ABC, CBS, and NBC to pay live TV musicians when their work appears on ad-supported streaming in the form of clips on YouTube and network websites. Outside negotiations at ABC headquarters, musicians brought the noise: The Polka Brothers performed lively music for the crowd, AFM Local 257 President Dave Pomeroy played an original “Respect the...
Jul 13, 2018 | News Story
After months of bargaining with almost no movement from management, healthcare workers at over 100 hospitals, nursing homes, and medical centers throughout greater New York held informational pickets yesterday to educate the public about healthcare facility bosses’ efforts to slash the training, job security provisions, and pensions workers need to provide world-class care.
Jul 13, 2018 | News Story
A little more than a month after staffers at The New Yorker declared their intention to form a union, the magazine's top editor said that management won't stand in the way. In a note to employees on Monday, David Remnick struck a message of unity in describing a constructive negotiating process with the NewsGuild, the union with which magazine staffers organized.
Jul 6, 2018 | News Story
Join the NYC Central Labor Council, the Murphy Institute at CUNY, and the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR for a series of six workshops focused on the fundamental skills and strategy necessary to strengthen our unions in this crucial moment. Workshops will be held twice a month beginning in August. Sessions can be attended individually, but locals are strongly encouraged to choose participants...
Jul 6, 2018 | News Story
This month Labor Notes is sharing a special expanded issue devoted to one topic: a survival guide for rebuilding power in open-shop America. Janus is a serious blow—but there is still good news. As plenty of unions in open-shop states and sectors can testify, it’s still possible to win campaigns and maintain high membership rates despite the legal hurdles. Labor Notes talked to workers in schools...