News Stories

Jan 31, 2014 | News Story
Airport workers in New York City have been fighting for economic justice, dignity and respect for over two years and this week they won a huge victory when the Port Authority agreed to meet their demands.  A letter written by Patrick Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority agrees to give workers their first paid holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday; phase in a wage increase to $10...
Jan 24, 2014 | News Story
On Tuesday, a group of labor, community and elected leaders gathered for a news conference to protest the fast-tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade deal that would kill American jobs, and eradicate environmental protections that working men and women have fought to maintain.
Jan 21, 2014 | News Story
On Monday, airport employees and contracted passenger service workers gathered in Queens on 94th Street and Ditmars Blvd. Bridge near LaGuardia Airport to commemorate the life and spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an afternoon protest against low wages and poor work conditions. The workers were joined by representatives of 32BJ SEIU, the NYC CLC, La Fuente, UnitedNY, and elected...
Jan 10, 2014 | News Story
While most of NYC was trying to avoid the Polar Vortex Tuesday night, 15 women from different unions and organizations got together for the first ever "Ladies of Labor" event.  Ladies of Labor is a network of women in leadership or staff positions at unions, worker organizations, or labor affiliated groups to share stories, provide support, and mentor the next generation of female labor...
Dec 27, 2013 | News Story
On Monday, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez, 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa, and PSC-CUNY President Barbara Bowen gathered with NY Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi, La Fuente/NYCPP Executive Director Lucia Jimenez-Gomez,  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Assemblyman Francisco Moya to reaffirm the need to pass the New York State DREAM Act.  The bill, sponsored by...
Dec 24, 2013 | News Story
This week, UFCW 1500 members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract for members employed by Stop & Shop.  The new contract complies with the Affordable Care Act, and maintains affordable coverage with no paycheck deductions for full-time workers, while also increasing hours, maintaining dental, vision and affordable coverage for part-time workers.
 
Dec 13, 2013 | News Story
This week, members of IBEW Local 1212 reached an agreement with non-union company Team People to bargain over wages, working conditions, and terms of employment. Member of IBEW Local 1212 have covered the United Nations since 1945, but recently, the facility opted to sign a contract with Team People, prompting Local 1212 to file a complaint with the NLRB. Team People has agreed to recognize Local...
Dec 13, 2013 | News Story
This morning, fired Trade Fair supermarket workers from the 75-07 35th Ave., Jackson Heights location took to the streets to protest their wrongful firing at the hands of former owner Farid Jaber, who owns all nine stores in the supermarket chain.  The workers were joined today by their fellow union members, CLC President Alvarez, Assemblymember Francisco Moya, Senator Jose Peralta, and...
Dec 12, 2013 | News Story
On Wednesday, graduate students at NYU voted overwhelmingly to approve representation of the UAW.  This victory marked the culmination of an eight-year battle to regain recognition and collective bargaining power, after NYU refused to recognize the union in 2005. The new bargaining unit will consist of nearly 1,250 teachers and graduate assistants throughout NYU and Polytechnic Institute.
Dec 9, 2013 | News Story
Last week, workers from various sectors and industries got together to highlight a new day in New York City.  Workers, parents, community groups, and Labor union representatives gathered to celebrate the end where the needs of the wealthy were unfairly placed over those of everyday people.