News Stories

May 29, 2014 | News Story
Mrs. Green’s Natural Market recently signed a 20-year lease to move to a location on Hudson Street in Manhattan.  Citing NLRB allegations of unlawful firing of employees, UFCW Local 1500 plans to picket the location.  The first Manhattan location is due to open in June.
May 26, 2014 | News Story
On this Memorial Day, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO commemorates, and is thankful for, the sacrifices made by our Military Veterans.
May 22, 2014 | News Story
As we continue to recover from the effects of the recession, New York City and the United States are in the midst of a retirement crisis.  Currently, 59% of New Yorkers lack access to a retirement plan.  Of those who have a policy—either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan—the majority have less than $30,000 for their retirement.  With an average annual benefit of only $15,528,...
May 20, 2014 | News Story
Each year, New York spends $7 billion of your money on corporate tax subsidies in the name of job creation. But too much of this money is wasted on corporations that create no jobs, add poverty wage jobs, or even cut jobs. The system is broken and too many New Yorkers are getting left behind.  We can change that; we can make New York work for hardworking New Yorkers!
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...