News Stories

Mar 3, 2017 | News Story
March is Women's History Month, and we would like to honor women in union leadership. If you would like to honor one or a few of the women who do a great job of fighting for workers and workers' rights within your union, please send a photo, name and title, a brief summary about your nominee, and a quote from your nominee to CNoel@nycclc.org.
Mar 3, 2017 | News Story
Workers at the Sims Municipal Recycling plant in Brooklyn have vote to join Teamsters Local 210. Workers have been rallying for the last few weeks, including a rally on Tuesday of this week ahead of a City Council hearing to discuss the impact a strike at the facility would have on residential recycling operations.   Congrats to these new Teamsters!
Feb 24, 2017 | News Story
This week, 1199 SEIU health and hospital members were joined by Governor Cuomo for a rally at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. 1199 members are fighting to save gains made by the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans have promised to roll back during the Trump administration. 1199 President George Gresham and hospital executives spoke about the crucial funds for public...
Feb 17, 2017 | News Story
This week, DC 37 posted an editorial launching a campaign to reject the constitutional convention. In New York, every 20 years voters must decide if a convention should be called to rewrite the state constitution. This question will be on the ballot in November 2017.
Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
On Sunday, Governor Cuomo introduced the Transportation Worker Protection Act. The state legislation was created after a Muslim Delta airline worker was attacked at John F. Kennedy Airport earlier in the week.
Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
This week, staff at MTV News announced efforts to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East.   Per the Guild, more than 80 percent of the staff has signed cards to join the union. The staff is seeking to join the union to address concerns with several issues including healthcare and benefits, legal protection, transparency, and diversity.
Feb 3, 2017 | News Story
This week, thousands of construction workers gathered at City Hall to support Intro. 1447, a measure to require increased safety training for building projects in New York City. The rally took place while the City Council heard testimony on the bill.
Jan 20, 2017 | News Story
This week, the United Federation of Teachers filed a complaint with the NLRB, citing several teachers at the Bronx's KIPP Academy Charter School, who are in danger of losing their jobs because of their hesitancy to sign the school’s petition to decertify the UFT as the workers' collective bargaining representative. The UFT accused KIPP of violating federal law by encouraging teachers to decertify...
Jan 20, 2017 | News Story
On Wednesday, workers and leadership from several building trades unions, and their allies in the broader New York City Labor Movement, rallied outside of City Hall to demand action on workplace safety in the construction industry.
Jan 5, 2017 | News Story
From APWU.org: Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over!  “I salute and commend every member and supporter who made this victory possible,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “I never doubted that...