News Stories

May 19, 2014 | News Story
Yesterday, in an overwhelming show of approval for their new agreement, the rank-and-file members of TWU Local 100 have ratified their new contract.  82% of the Local 100 membership voted in favor of ratification, the largest "yes" vote for a contract in the history of TWU local 100. 
May 16, 2014 | News Story
In a major victory for employees at Verizon Wireless, 63 workers at six Verizon Wireless stores across Brooklyn voted to join CWA yesterday. These workers endured an aggressive anti-union campaign mounted by Verizon Wireless management in order to ensure a voice on the job. 
May 10, 2014 | News Story
The 22nd Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is being held on Saturday, May 10. Across the United States, Letter Carriers will be picking up your donations of non-perishable food to distribute to local food banks and community charity organizations. Please click here to find out how you can help.
May 9, 2014 | News Story
This week, the CLC joined with low-wage workers, labor unions, clergy, elected officials, and community groups to stand up for economic justice for workers. The event, held at Riverside Church, included a mixture of vocal and instrumental music, worker testimonies, readings from sacred texts, and commitments to continue the fight for family-sustaining wages, benefits, and workplace respect for...
May 9, 2014 | News Story
May 9, 2014 | News Story
On Tuesday May 6 staff from several unions gathered at the Central Labor Council for a training by Russell Drapkin and Amy Lampkin from the political department of the national AFL-CIO.  They spent the day training participants in LAN- the Labor Action Network a tool which allows affiliates to effectively communicate with their members in order to keep them informed about political and...
May 9, 2014 | News Story
May 2, 2014 | News Story
Yesterday, thousands of union members and community groups converged on City Hall Park to speak out for fair wages and contracts, safe jobs and comprehensive immigration reform.  Please click on the gallery below to view photos from this historic gathering.
Apr 25, 2014 | News Story
On Monday, April 20th hundreds of Build Up NYC members and supporters gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall to call for the creation and protection of good jobs, and the maintenance of park space for residents. Developers at nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park and Watchtower Properties have not committed to providing the good jobs Brooklyn needs to grow and maintain its middle class, and the rally was...
Apr 11, 2014 | News Story
This week, the Central Labor Council held its annual Awards Reception, celebrating champions of working people.  This year’s honorees were 1199 SEIU President George Gresham, Plumbers Union Local 1 Business Manager John J. Murphy, and the New York State DREAM Act Coalition. John Jay College Humanities Major Danyeli Rodriguez accepted the award on behalf of the DREAM Act Coalition.