News Stories

Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
Wednesday, members of several construction trades unions marched and rallied outside of two worksites run by Boston-based contractor Gilbane. All across the City workers are standing up against the open shop model citing safety concerns amid a rash of construction worker deaths.
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
This week, the New York City Labor Movement stood with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and dozens of workers from Florida tomato farms who were fasting to demand Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program.
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
The NYC CLC stood with the GWC-UAW Local 2110 Graduate Workers of Columbia to deliver a letter to the Dean of Columbia University demanding they are given the respect that they have earned through the democratic process. GWC was joined by representatives of other university graduate student unions who represent hard-working graduate students in research and teaching positions to show support for...
Mar 16, 2018 | News Story
Mary Harris, more widely known as Mother Jones, was an Irish American schoolteacher and labor organizer who shed light on the plight of child workers in Pennsylvania. At the time children as young as 12 years old were allowed to work. The lack of enforcement and the extreme rate of poverty led many families to make a tough decision to send this children to work.
Mar 9, 2018 | News Story
Is your local prepared for the upcoming Janus decision? 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 on March 29. Please see the session listing &...
Mar 9, 2018 | News Story
Women's History Month has been recognized in the United States since 1987 but this past Thursday, March 8, we celebrated International Women's Day. All throughout the world International Women’s Day was celebrated through marches, protests, and events to highlight the social, cultural and economic achievements of women.
Mar 9, 2018 | News Story
To the workers of all trades who toil in the worst of weather to keep our city up and running as well as those whose work can’t take a snow day, we thank you.
Mar 9, 2018 | News Story
Gary LaBarbera, president of the 100,000 member Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, vigorously defends New York’s prevailing wage laws in this week's Commercial Observer.  
Mar 9, 2018 | News Story
 
Mar 2, 2018 | News Story
On Thursday, the NYC CLC once again partnered with the United Federation of Teachers to hold the second annual Future in Focus: Exploring College and Careers fair yesterday to highlight the many opportunities that exist for high school students post graduation. You can check out a glimpse of yesterday's event here.