News Stories

Mar 25, 2016 | News Story
On Wednesday, representatives of labor, community groups and many others gathered at Washington Place and Greene Street in Greenwich Village to remember the 146 workers who perished in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The event opened with selections from the NYC Labor Chorus, followed by a few selections from students at PS 361.
Mar 24, 2016 | News Story
Thanks to the folks at Labor 411, we don't have to hunt for the union-made Easter treats!  Make sure to refer to this list when filling up your baskets this year!  
Mar 11, 2016 | News Story
On Thursday, hundreds of workers, students, and supporters gathered to call for increased funding for the City University of New York (CUNY) system.
Mar 10, 2016 | News Story
Saint Patrick's Day is next Thursday, March 17.  As you gather to celebrate your Irish or adopted Irish heritage, please refer to this list of union-made products compiled by the folks over at Labor 411.  Don't forget to patronize union grocery stores!
Mar 4, 2016 | News Story
This week, the Ironworkers union released a new video highlighting the importance of community involvement. In the video, workers from NYC talk about the “union difference,” when it comes to training, safety, and wages.
Mar 4, 2016 | News Story
This week, the Writers Guild of America, East announced a newly ratified contract for Gawker digital media writers. The three-year contract sets minimum pay levels for members, and guarantees 3% raises each year.
Feb 26, 2016 | News Story
This week, the New York State AFL-CIO held a training for organizers in the New York City Labor Movement in preparation for the impending Supreme Court decision in theFriedrichs v the California Teachers Association case.  The staff of the State AFL-CIO offered resources to affiliates and partners of the NYC CLC to ensure that labor is best equipped for either decision the Court may hand down.  
Feb 26, 2016 | News Story
This week, the United States Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against NYC-based electronics retailer B&H Photo, alleging that the store’s management discriminated against women and workers of color. According to workers at company’s Brooklyn Navy Yard location, the company paid Hispanic workers less than whites, refused to hire Black and Asian workers for entry-level positions, and failed...
Dec 17, 2015 | News Story
Below is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by members of UNITE HERE, Boilermakers (IBB), Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW), Teamsters (IBT), UAW, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW (RWDSU/UFCW) and...
Dec 14, 2015 | News Story
New York, NY - The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced a partnership with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO and a coalition of unions, area churches and developers known as the United Clergy Task Force (UCTF) to invest up to $300 million in affordable housing, community centers and care facilities on...