News Stories

Oct 4, 2013 | News Story
This week, members of United Here have been picketing outside of 55 Water Street, protesting the Post-Sandy layoffs of more than 50 workers. 
Oct 2, 2013 | News Story
On Tuesday, Labor and community coalition “Transform Don’t Trash NYC” gathered at City Hall to unveil a new report, highlighting the need to reform waste collection throughout the City’s five boroughs. The 21 page report outlined the safety, health, and economic hazards posed by the current methods of waste collection, and made recommendations to increase recycling within the city.
Oct 1, 2013 | News Story
Sep 6, 2013 | News Story
A group of mayoral candidates have signed on to a letter urging NYU President Sexton to respect the majority choice of graduate, research, and teaching assistants for the union representing NYU and NYU-Poly. A majority of the group has chosen UAW representation. Click below to see the letter.
Sep 6, 2013 | News Story
This week, the NYC CLC kicked-off our 2013 Labor GOTV Week, aimed at supporting Comptroller Candidate Scott Stringer, and City Council candidates in all five boroughs.  Members of our affiliated unions came out in great numbers to take part in labor walks, phone-banking, and visibility, aimed at reaching their fellow union voters. On Tuesday, we gathered in Harlem to support Stringer and Council...
Sep 6, 2013 | News Story
Pat Dolan, President of Steamfitters Local 638 Construction accidents are a concern in a major city like New York. When you’re dealing with steel beams, massive pipes, electrical lines, scaffolding or welding equipment tens of stories above street level, every day can present a danger.
Aug 22, 2013 | News Story
  Alpine Painting and Sandblasting, a painting contractor, is inconsistent in paying workers in accordance with area standards. We take the fair payment of labor seriously, especially when contractors like Alpine Painting undermine the hard working men and women of our communities. Efforts to undercut workers are unlawful, and they erode area standards.
Aug 21, 2013 | News Story
Union members help to provide vital services to our throughout our city.  Their professionalism and skill help to ensure that the union label is widely recognized as a standard of quality, professionalism, and service.  This commitment was made evident yesterday when Plumbers Local 1 member David Justino came to the aid of British tourist, Sian Green, who was seriously injured when a cab jumped a...
Aug 16, 2013 | News Story
The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU) is asking for support on three pieces of legislation that are key to standing against the threats to the Postal Service.  The Postal Service Protection Act (S-316/H.R. 630) would protect post offices by giving the Postal Regulatory Commission the authority to prevent post office closures, and allow the USPS to develop new products and services to...
Aug 9, 2013 | News Story
Last year, workers and community activists staged a seven-month-long boycott of the store, and a federal lawsuit, which resulted in Kim agreeing to pay 12 workers roughly $95,000 in withheld overtime pay.  This latest call for a boycott comes as a result of stalled negotiations between Kim and newly unionized workers, who are members of RWDSU.